SOCIAL GROUP NEWSLETTER

Vol. 27 - September 16, 2016

Today's S.O.A.R. Session!

I am really excited to get started again today! Today's session will mainly focus on catching up with our group members and getting back into the swing of things.


Today's group session will be at Faith's house. Located at 3708 Bryn Mawr Dr. Dallas TX 75225.


In addition to catching up, we will probe for potential new group goals based on how the kid's social interactions are going at school

Our Next Session is Today Friday September 16, 2016

Today's Activity

Group Activity

Today we are going to play games! I'll bring Engineering Ants, Race to the Treasure and The Memory Palace.


These types of games give our group many opportunities to use social skills to navigate both external and internal problems relating to social interaction. The kids will also have a chance to select other games as long as the group can play them together!

Group Goals

Long term goals


  1. Group members will demonstrate comprehension of self by stating at least one plausible or logical idea of what he/she might have been thinking each session.
  2. Group members will demonstrate comprehension of others by stating at least one plausible or logical idea of what another person might have been thinking each session.
  3. Group members will demonstrate comprehension of the "Group Plan" by correctly stating the group plan when given both verbal and visual cues.
  4. Group members will demonstrate comprehension of the "Group Plan" by correctly following the group plan when given both verbal and visual cues.



Short term goals - Mini Group A (Boys)



  1. Group members will maintain appropriate state of regulation while participating in a competitive activity.
  2. Group members will maintain appropriate social communication skills while participating in a competitive activity.
  3. Group members will verbalize emotional dysregulation and use compensatory strategies to adjust state of emotional regulation.
  4. Group members will use socially appropriate language when communicating feelings of disappointment or excitement in a competitive activity.



Short term goals - Mini Group B (Girls)


  1. Group members will disagree or suggest changes with regard to the group's activity using a socially appropriate responses.
  2. Group members will use compensatory strategies to maintain an appropriate level of emotional regulation.
  3. Group members will maintain appropriate social communication skills while participating in a competitive activity.
  4. Group members will use socially appropriate language when communicating feelings of disappointment or excitement in a competitive activity.

Our Next Session is Today Friday September 16, 2016