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Teen Social Skills

9th-12th Grades

Even though teens think they know everything we continue to teach them new skills! Teen social skills provides continuing guidance on how to integrate in the class setting and how to find commonality with peers using appropriate conversation techniques. We further self-management capabilities to manage anger and anxiety, handle criticism and rejection, teasing and bullying. We lighten it up by learning how to use humor and making sure social posts are always appropriate. We delve into personal responsibility from hygiene to thinking about transitioning to independence.

Teen Social Skills - curriculum based social skills class

Classes are curriculum-based, staffed by 1 teacher and 1 assistant and last 75 minutes. Maximum class size is 6 students. Students practice their skills during monthly community outings.

Wednesdays 6:00-7:15


Teen Foundations - for those who need more structured learning

For Teens who need a little more structured support, processing and thought time, we offer Teen Foundations. The class has the flexibility to delve into topics in greater depth to ensure content mastery before moving on. The class is 75 minutes with a max of 8 students. Foundations focuses on cementing social skills essentials around conversation, peer interaction, social appropriateness and taking personal responsibility for actions.

Tuesdays 6:00-7:15

Teens Mentoring Teens!

Peer typical volunteers from local schools join special needs classes.

This Teen social group combines teens with learning differences with volunteer peer role models from local schools and service groups. What a win-win! Social Motion teens get access to and the opportunity to chat, discuss and form friendships with teens they might not otherwise interact with on a daily basis. Our mentors are regular members of the group who lead discussions and provide current and relevant topic input. Mentors act as role models offering highly effective, positive peer feedback. The course is not based on a set curriculum, rather, the teens themselves suggest what topics they want to discuss. Classes are facilitated by Social Motion staff but this is a chance for our teens to step up and safely test a more independent social opportunity!

Tuesdays 6:00-7:00

Wednesdays 6:00-7:00

Summer Internships

It’s never too early to start thinking about transition! Social Motion offers unpaid summer internships at local job sites under the guidance of a dedicated job coach. Teen work to learn and learn to work. Emphasis is put on personal responsibility, taking and following directions, receiving feedback and working within a jobsite hierarchy. Watch your teen grow even faster!

Parent Training – all the info you need!

Monthly parent training sessions will be offered on site. These trainings are intended to provide you with the knowledge and skills to be your child’s social coach 24/7. Free to parents of enrolled students.

Parent Coaching Videos - Be your child’s social coach!

Ever wonder what your child learns in class? Each week’s lesson will have a correlated 2-5 minute video that explains what skill was taught, what scripts and vocabulary were introduced and how you can continue coaching and support on a daily basis.

“It gives us a sigh of relief to know there is someone out there such as your organization who really cares and is willing to take time to teach {my child} critical social skills in which he is going to need to prepare him for work, college and beyond.”

Let's meet!

Hello and thank you for your interest in Social Motion's children’s services! We personally interview all interested students to ensure our program is a good fit for your family. Parents/caregivers must attend the interview with their child. Please click the link below to schedule your intake.
Intake fee: $30 for 30 minute interview