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Solving life's special needs.


Solutions for families and corporations dealing with autism, ADHD, and similar social challenges at all ages.

Tween

Tween

The middle school years are socially tough for everybody, but especially for those with learning or social differences. This is the time self-consciousness reaches full-tilt levels, emotions run high, and relationships are their most fickle. Our Junior High social skills classes help bring it all into perspective with plenty of reinforcement of elementary social skills and a focus on fitting in, making meaningful relationships, and taking responsibility. And, yes, we talk about the one thing all incoming 6th graders fear most: the dreaded bully! 

For Tweens (5/6th – 8th grade)

Sample curriculum topics include:

  • Using appropriate conversational skills
  • Finding common interests through reciprocal exchange
  • Understanding and using humor/ambiguities/sarcasm
  • Dangerous strangers vs. community etiquette
  • Handling constructive criticism, rejection, teasing, and bullying
  • Fashion forward – dress and hygiene do’s and taboos
  • “Trigger Buttons” — recognizing and managing anxiety and anger
  • Joking around: get laughs, not laughed at
  • How to plan a party or gathering and be a good host — guest manners & phone manners
  • What makes a “real” friend vs. “Facebook” friends
  • Social technology: netiquette and cyber safety
  • Asking for help: self-advocacy, assertiveness, and problem-solving