The Center’s goals include but are not limited to:

  • An understanding of the individual’s diagnosis
  • The importance of developing self-advocacy strategies from a structured learning approach to compensate for pragmatic language processing deficits
  • Social skills training/cognitive processing based step-by-step approach to successful social communication
  • Self-esteem based approach
  • Overview of those skill sets which are the foundation skills or “Essential Skills” for social success
  • Individualized and group treatment techniques
  • Consistent/familiar session format
  • Weekly communication with parents
  • Learning and community oriented accommodations/goals/objectives based on individual need
  • Diagnostic considerations for social skill building
  • Case specific: discussion, IEP planning, program planning
  • A multi-faceted approach to skill building (speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, dance/movement, exercise and nutrition training)