Social Skills!
We will have 2 exciting groups running in early 2019!

Please contact us for a screening interview to determine if either of these programs is appropriate for your child:

Call: 516-331-1587, ext 101 (Dr. Kimberly Shamoun), ext 106 (Vanessa Patino)

or Click here to submit an inquiry from our website
Participation to be billed through health insurance. At this time we accept the following insurances: United Healthcare, Oxford, Aetna, Magnacare


PEERS® social skills training program for adolescents (ages 12-18):

 

The PEERS® program for Adolescents is an evidence-based social skills intervention for teens in middle and high school who are interested in learning ways to make and keep friends. Teens are taught important social skills and are given the opportunity to practice these skills in session and between sessions. BIPS is pleased to provide the PEERS® program by certified PEERS® trainers for adolescents with autism spectrum disorder.

 

Topics of instruction

üAppropriate conversational skills
üUsing humor appropriately
üElectronic communication
üHow to enter & exit conversations
üBeing a good host during get-togethers
üBeing a good sport
üHandling arguments & disagreements
üChanging a bad reputation
üHandling rumors & gossip
üHandling rejection, teasing & bullying

Parent involvement

Parents are required to attend a separate group meeting at the same time, and are taught how to coach their teens in making and keeping friends. Parents will learn ways to help expand their teen’s social network, and provide feedback through coaching during weekly socialization homework assignments. 

CHILDREN’S
   FRIENDSHIP
TRAINING

BIPS will be running a
12-week social skills group program,
starting March 6th 2019 at our office!

Sessions will run every Wednesday
from 4:00-5:30PM
For children ages 7-11

 

What is the friendship training program?

The friendship training program is an evidence-based social skills intervention for school-aged children. Children are taught important social skills such as learning ways to make and keep friends, and are given the opportunity to practice in session and between sessions.

How can I, as a parent, assist my child through the process?

Parents are required to attend separate group sessions at the same time. In these group meetings, parents are taught how to support their children in making and keeping friends.

 

Overview of topics

üTwo-way conversations
üPlaces and times to make friends
üBeing turned down
üRules of being a good sport
üResisting teasing
üPlay dates and being a good host
üWays to stay out of a fight
üAnd more