SOCIAL GROUP NEWSLETTER

Vol. 11 - March 14, 2016

This week in S.O.A.R!

This week we will continue our work building a small solar powered car. The kids did a great job and are almost done.


Since I expect our solar powered car racing around the room before session's end; we are going to begin our next group project this week. I am hoping the kids will enjoy getting to try 2 different types of group work as well as our continued Movie Time Social Skills work and/or Incredible Flexible Me work.

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Our Next Session is this Friday March 18, 2016

What's new!

New Group Activity

Since we are already on the subject of science, I thought a little paleontology might be fun. This week in S.O.A.R. we will be digging for dinosaur bones!!


We will also continue our work with A 5 Could Make Me Lose Control! and Movie Time Social Learning.

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



  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


  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 this Friday March 18, 2016