Children’s Social Skills Program

A 12-week evidence-based social skills intervention for children age 7-12 years old. The Children’s Social Skills Program is modeled after UCLA’s Children’s Friendship Program to help elementary school children gain the skills necessary to make and/or keep friends. During each session, your child will learn and practice a new skill while interacting with other group members. Parent groups will run concurrently and participation is mandatory. Class size is limited to 10 children. Please contact our office to sign up! 

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Your child will learn:

  • Conversational Skills
  • “Slipping In” and Making Friends
  • Respect and Boundaries
  • Being a Good Sport
  • Positive Statements
  • Avoiding Bullying Teasing and Fighting

Research shows improvement in:

  • Social Skills
  • Problem Behavior
  • Assertiveness
  • Self-Esteem
  • Teacher ratings of behavior

In preparation for this group, we will be contacting each participating family to set up a time to meet you and your child. This session will be used to get to know each other a bit and talk about the class itself. For more information or to schedule an initial intake, please call (310) 765-2535 or email admin@palisadesneuro.com for further information. <top>


Teen Social Skills Program

A 14-week evidence-based social skills intervention uniquely designed to address social skill building for adolescents age 13-18. The Teen Social Skills Program is modeled after UCLA’S PEERS Program to help adolescents gain the skills necessary to make and/or keep friends. During each session, your teen will learn and practice a new skill while interacting with other group members. Parent groups will run concurrently and participation is mandatory. Class size is limited to 10 families. Groups will be composed of adolescents based on age and level of social development. Please contact our office to sign up!

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Your teen will learn:

  • Conversational Skills
  • Respect & Boundaries
  • Peer Etiquette
  • Hosting successful "get-togethers"
  • How to deal with Gossip/Rumors
  • Avoiding Bullying, Teasing and Fighting

Research shows improvement in:

  • Social Skills
  • Group activities with other teens
  • Assertiveness
  • Self-esteem

For more information or to schedule an initial intake, please call (310) 765-2535 or email admin@palisadesneuro.com for further information. <top>