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Training in Core Social Skills

Summer Interactive Skills Sessions

Week 1

JULY 19 - 23, 2021


6-9 year olds:  9 am - 12 pm

 10-12 year olds: 1 pm - 4:30 pm


Parent meeting:

Thurs., July 15 at 7:00 pm



Location:  West Edmonton - will be communicated upon registration.


Cost: Please call or email our office to inquire about costs.    

 

*Cost of psychological services are reimbursed by many employee extended health insurance  plans, and some children’s services agencies if you are a client.  FSCD approves this program  as respite for its clients. Appropriate receipts will be provided.


Registration:  

Email: office@eckertchildpsych.ca or call (780) 454-4634 to discuss whether this group would  be appropriate for your child. A telephone intake interview will be scheduled and if the program  is a good fit for your child, a registration form will then be emailed to you.  


*Prior program participants do not need to do an intake interview.


COVID-19 Guidelines:  As a regulated health service provide, we continue to operate our Core Social Skills programs in-person while adhering to health and safety guidelines. All participants must wear a mask or protective face covering

and will be subjected to a Covid-19 screening.

Children can register for one or both program dates!

Program #2

August 10-14, 2020


8-11 year olds:  9:00 am - noon

12-15 year olds:  1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Parent meeting Thurs., July 11 at 7:00 pm


Our goal is to help children enhance their ability to understand group interaction, and

build skills in interacting with others in a successful and comfortable way.



Description:  

This is a interactive week-long psychoeducational group consisting of 5 half-day sessions.

We will be inviting participants to participate in fun and interesting activities in which they will

engage with others. During each session, facilitators will be assessing the needs of the child

while they participate in activities or discussions and providing coaching to be as successful as

possible in these interactions. We will invite participants to be involved in such activities as wide

games, conversations, cooking activities, scavenger hunts, card/board games, or group building,

construction and art projects. There will be a parent session before the start of the program, where we

will provide an overview of the program philosophy and coaching language we use with the children, so

that parents may coach their child at home to help generalize the skills outside of the program. It is a good

introduction to our Training in Core Social Skills school year program or a great way to practice skills learned

for those who have been with us before!



Emphasis will be on the following:

    • Creating opportunities for participants to engage in social interaction.

    •  Providing “on the spot” coaching to participants to help them overcome barriers they experience in relation to

       social interaction.

    •  Providing a safe and caring environment for students to develop skills in connecting with others in a successful way.

    •  Teaching conversational skills, cooperation and problem solving skills, inviting, questioning and initiating skills in a fun and

        interactive way.

Week 2

AUGUST 9-13, 2021


6-10 year olds:  9 am - 12 pm

 12-15 year olds: 1 pm - 4:30 pm


Parent meeting:

Thurs., August 5 at 7:00 pm


Week 3

AUGUST 16-20, 2021


7-10 year olds:  9 am - 12 pm

 10-12 year olds: 1 pm - 4:30 pm


Parent meeting:

Thurs., August 5 at 7:00 pm