We get a variety of questions about what our Assessment and Counseling Clinic does and how to know if a particular service is right for a given child. This week, we’re focusing on the services the Clinic provides, the people who provide them, and how to know if your child could benefit. Today, we’re focusing on our upcoming social skills group.
The ACC’s social skills intervention group is for students in grades 9 through 12 who demonstrate strong intellectual or academic skills and social skills challenges (either due to ASD or another diagnosis).
There will be 10 group sessions, each 45 minutes in length, conducted at the Belin-Blank Center Assessment and Counseling Clinic during the Spring 2017 semester.
The goal of the group is to facilitate development of improved social skills and peer relationships for the students in the group through natural social interaction and video modeling techniques.
The charge for the group is $45 per session. We will accept up to 6 students per group. We are hoping to have 2 groups, both for 9th-12th graders.
The group will be co-led by clinic practicum students Staci Fosenburg, Chuck Cederberg, Katie Schabilion, and Alyssa Zwicker under the supervision of Dr. Alissa Doobay.
The groups will meet from January 31st through April 13th. One group will be Tuesdays from 4-4:45, the other will be Thursdays from 4-4:45. We will not meet during University of Iowa/Iowa City Community School District spring break week. UPDATE: we are looking for an additional student as of late March.
Could the social skills group help your child? You can request to participate in the group through our online intake form.