Chill & Chat for Teens
Bi-weekly teen social skills group focusing on development and practice of social thinking, conversation skills, executive function, and mindfulness training led by Sheila Threndyle, Speech-Language Pathologist. Our skilled peer conversation coaches are a big part of our success. One hour sessions are held in local cafes or coffee shops and always include extensive individual and group practice. This group is suitable for teens with high functioning ASD and/or ADHD and/or social anxiety who are interested in learning and practicing the above skills with other teens. Though this group starts in early September, interested participants are always welcome to join.
FIESSTA (Friends' Interactive Executive Skills Social Training for Adolescents)
Pre-teen social learning and executive function day camp, back by demand:
July 17-20, 10-12 PM, Delbook Recreation & Community Centre, 851 West Queens Road, North Vancouver
This five day summer day camp for teens ages 11-13 with high functioning ASD, ADHD, and/or LLD is designed to teach high school survival skills. Evidence based research strongly supports peer coaching, and our outgoing students were responsible, supportive, and well trained as conversational social partners and executive skill coaches. Pre-teens will learn a variety of social, conversational, and executive function skills through interaction and practice. Some of the peer coaches themselves are successful and independent teens with ASD. High school success is largely based on proficient social and organizational skills. Teens learn how to read body language, demonstrate expected group behaviors, distinguish among different types of relationships, make a good impression, self advocate, practice emotional control, increase their flexibility, manage time more effectively and become more independent and organized.