Registration for Social Skills Groups begins in March. Current HOPE families can register for groups starting March 15, 2017. Families not currently receiving services with HOPE can register beginning April 1, 2017. All groups will be filled on a first-come first-served basis. We expect all groups to fill up, so don't wait to register. Register today by emailing Kari@HopeTN.com!
Social Skills Group for Young Preschoolers
This program will focus on developing foundational social and play skills for young preschoolers. Targeted skills will include commenting to and requesting from other children, initiating play and conversation with peers, appropriately responding to peer initiations, and developing age appropriate play schemas across a variety of familiar preschool themes. This program is appropriate for children ages 2 through 4. No preschool experience is required. This group will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays 9-12 from June 6th through July 27th. The cost for group is $1000 per student. We will enroll a MAXIMUM of 8 children in this group. This group will be led by a BCBA with up to two additional staff members assisting.
Social Skills Group for Older Preschoolers/Kindergarteners
This program will focus on expanding on reciprocal social interactions, cooperatively developing and following through a decided play schema, and group skills including gross motor/sports games as well as theme-based academic instruction. Targeted skills will include reciprocal conversation, social problem solving, self-advocacy, and sustained interactions. This program is appropriate for children ages 5 through finishing Kindergarten. One year of preschool or K experience is required. This group will meet Mondays and Wednesdays 12-3 from June 5th through July 26th. The cost for group is $1000 per student. We will enroll a MAXIMUM of 8 children in this group. This group will be led by a BCBA with up to two additional staff members assisting.
School Aged Girls Group
This program will focus on reciprocal social interaction, conversations around recreation and leisure skill, expanding recreation and leisure skills, and developing and practicing friendship behaviors. This group is appropriate for any girl who is a rising 2nd grader through 6th grader. This group will meet Tuesday and Thursday 3-5 from June 6th through July 27th. Cost will be $800. We will enroll a MAXIMUM of 6 children in this group. This group will be led by a BCBA with up to 1 additional staff member assisting.