Social Skills

Social Skill Training is conducted by Mark Corallo who understands the importance of pragmatic language.  Pragmatic language refers to how individuals use their language in social situations. Examples of pragmatic language include:  making requests, initiating greetings, taking turns, asking and responding to questions, listening to others, reading nonverbal cues needed in communication, and following the rules of a conversation.  Many individuals with pragmatic language difficulties often say inappropriate things to others, have difficulties with personal space, may speak about a topic at length without giving others a chance to speak, and display difficulties reading nonverbal cues related to body language.

Children are often placed in small groups to foster and help develop pragmatic language development.  Groups are formed based on the needs of each child and their levels of language learning.

Some teaching aspects from our theater program may be incorporated into social skill groups to help foster language learning and imagination amongst peers.