Social Skills Groups

Autism Partnership runs various social skills groups for all ages and languages. We see these programs as critical to teach students social skills as well as to develop their confidence and interest towards other peers.

Students are assessed and goals are created to meet their own needs. A fun and exciting structure of activities are then created to meet those needs and objectives.


The Buddies

Provide guidance for the increasing social demands in primary school.

The Buddies emphasizes in teaching social skills that are required in primary settings such as how to interact and communicate with friends in classroom, during recess or project time.

The Buddies is designed for children who:

  1. motivated for friendship
  2. have minimal behavioral problems that can be benefited from a group setting
Age: Language: Class size: Teacher to Student Ratio:
6-8

English 6 students 1:3

i-Club

Focus on social subtleties to successfully maintain relationships.

i-Club targets individualized needs through various school simulations and exposure to new interests, such as technology and new trends that are popular at this age.

Advance social skills and emotional coping skills, such as social inference perspective taking skills, managing unpleasant events, discussion and conversational skills will also be targeted and worked on in the group.

i-Club is designed for children in mainstream placements who:

  1. are motivated for friendships
  2. have some insight and keen for making improvements
Age: Language: Class size: Teacher to Student Ratio:
9-11 English and Cantonese 6 students 1:3

 

Programmes

Ages

Language

Little Smarties

Focus on the peer interaction skills necessary to be successful in a pre-school environment, with the goal of equipping them with a variety of peer-interaction skills for their everyday use during social times at school, play dates and in the community.

3 – 6 Cantonese

The Buddies

Focus on increasing in social demands in the first few years of primary school. It emphasizes intermediate social skills. Children learn to build and maintain friendship, interact and communicate with friends during play.

5 – 8 English

i-Club

Focus on social subtleties in order to successfully sustain social relationship in cliques. Through different stimulated classes, students will be taught to follow classroom rules, and develop self-discipline and social skills

8 – 12 English or Cantonese

Explorer’s Club

Focus on advance social skills and emotional coping skills in order to thrive for adolescents, such as social inference perspective taking skills, managing unpleasant events, discussion and conversational skills.

12- 15 English or Cantonese

What skills does the class cover?

  • Social Initiation Skills
  • Observational Learning
  • Interactive Play Skills
  • Joining-in Skills
  • Friendship Skills
  • Discussion & Conversation Skills
  • Perspective Taking Skills
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Emotion-regulation Skills
  • Stress Management Skills
  • Self-comfort Skills

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