Social Skills Groups

Expressive Connections holds social skills groups monthly for children who would like to develop improved pragmatic (social) language to build lasting relationships and hold meaningful and effective communicative interactions with peers.  This program is appropriate for clients currently in speech therapy and clients who do not attend formal therapy but may need some extra help to improve social skills.

Why a social skills group?  Social skills are an essential part of human interaction, but they do not come easily to all of us. Building social skills early helps children be successful in

  • academics

  • building and maintaining relationships

  • expressing emotions and needs

  • playing with others or making conversation with peers

  • building confidence to succeed throughout life!

Does my child need a social skills program? Children with difficulties in social skills can vary quite a bit.  Signs that your child may benefit from these programs include:

  • Difficulty making friends

  • Difficulty interacting with peers

  • Slow or limited responses during interactions

  • Shyness or awkwardness

  • Take over, "bossy" or "running the show" tendencies

  • Impulsivity

  • Avoidance or reduced eye contact

  • Flat affect or little change in tone when talking

  • Difficulty sharing or taking turns

  • Difficulty picking up on body language or other social cues

  • 8-10 years of age

  • Sessions are designed to teach social skills and apply them with peers through games and activities.

  • Connections Club provides a safe environment for kids to develop their social skills in a non-judgmental and encouraging group. 

  • Children's progress is fostered through take home activities to generalize skills into their every day activities.

  • 10-12 years of age

  • TekTok is a social skills group for tech-loving kids to build conversational skills, work on relationship-building, and communicate successfully with peers on a variety of topics and ideas. 

  • We use our group members favorite interests and bring them together and build up social communication with their shared foundation.

980 South Arroyo Parkway, Suite 100

Pasadena, CA 93063


Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

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