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Social Dynamics:
Social Skills Training for Children Ages 4-16 Years

Good social skills enable children to develop positive relationships with other children and adults. Learning social skills is the foundation for social and academic success. There are many children who experience challenges relating to others. They may have poor empathy, or have poor emotional management skills and struggle with basic social rules. It is difficult to watch children struggle with peers, sometimes being teased, ignored or rejected. McRory Pediatrics strives to assist children in developing the necessary skills required to establish and maintain friendships.

For more information on
Tarzana classes, please contact Andrea via e-mail at: or via phone at: (818) 261-6228.
For information on
Valencia classes, please contact Veronica via email at: or via phone at: (818) 213-0326.

Ages 4-16 years
Asperger’s Syndrome
High Functioning Autism
Social Anxiety

15, 2-hour sessions
1:3 therapist-to-child ratio
Monday-Wednesday afternoons

Social Skills Program
Our small group sessions enable children to interact and learn new skills with a group of children who are age and skill matched. Fun and engaging activities are designed to develop skills in:

  • Self-regulation, self-awareness
  • Understanding social situation
  • Awareness of personal space
  • Body language
  • Turn taking skills
  • Joining in
  • Starting a conversation
  • Staying on topic
  • Ending conversation
  • Recognition of feelings in self & others
  • Problem solving
  • Cooperation
  • Making Friends
  • Asking/answering questions
  • Tone of voice

Skills Are Learned Through:

  • Video Modeling
  • Role-Playing
  • Peer Feedback
  • Self-Checklists
  • Verbal Mediation
  • Generalizing skills to different environments