With strong social skills, kids and young adults can more easily build friendships, get along with others, work collaboratively in groups, handle frustrations, and have an overall improved quality of life. This group focuses on communication skills, which include understanding nonverbal cues, learning to think before you speak, strategies for expressing yourself, using active listening skills, introductions, and small talk, starting a conversation, being assertive, and more.
Executive Functioning: Grades 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12
Executive functioning skills are the basis for planning, organizing, initiating, and following through with all tasks, assignments, and problems inside and outside of school. Many students who forget assignments, are disorganized, can’t complete long-term assignments, have trouble focusing, and experience difficulty with change often have weak executive functioning skills. This group serves as a basic introduction to strategies to help support learners improve these skills.
For more information on both these counseling groups, please refer to the social skills and executive functioning skills interest surveys or to speak to our School Counselor, please complete our Counselor Request Form or contact Allie at firstname.lastname@example.org.