Social Opportunities

Do you know a student (or students) who need opportunities to learn social skills? Is your school similar to many other schools in that lunch and recess are the primary social times for most students? Does the student (or students) you are thinking of spend most of lunch and recess sitting alone or engaging in problem behavior? Is it difficult to find time to teach the incredibly complex social skills necessary for these students?

COBC develops curriculum for and facilitates small group social opportunities before, during or after school hours to address specific social goals identified on IEP's. Ideally, these opportunities involve participation and modeling from similar age, typically developing peers. However, due to unique circumstances in each school the make-up of participants in each group may vary.

Social opportunities may address social goals such as:

  • Social conversation
  • Perspective taking
  • Cooperative interactions
  • Social/emotional management