Social Skills Training

Playing well with others

At MeBe, we know from years of experience that good things happen when our kiddos come together—provided the structure and environment are designed according to proven scientific principles of learning and behavior. We embrace the progressive techniques of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) because they give us fun and flexible tools and strategies for group training in social skills.

Social skills programs

We’ve created three distinct social skills programs that use evidence-based curricula to increase your child’s ability to navigate social settings. Work with your MeBe Board Certified Behavior Analyst and Behavior Technician to determine if group social skills training would be helpful for your child.

Busy Bees—early intervention group

Busy Bees meet regularly to work on these skills:

  • greetings
  • requests to peers
  • responding to requests from peers
  • parallel play
  • pretend play
  • cooperative play
  • imitation skills and observational learning
  • following group instructions
  • attending in a group

Busy Bees engage in these activities:

  • circle time—songs, books, pre-academic skills
  • social games—musical chairs, duck, duck, goose, etc.
  • physical activities—gross motor skills and indoor obstacle course
  • activity centers—pretend play, sensory activities, fine motor skills, close-ended activities such as puzzles, open-ended activities such as blocks

Surf Monkeys—early elementary school ages

Surf Monkeys meet regularly to work on these skills:

  • initiating social interactions
  • responding to social initiations
  • sustaining social play
  • taking turns
  • sportsmanship
  • following group instructions

Surf Monkeys engage in these activities:

  • recess games
  • board games
  • arts and crafts
  • cooking
  • activity centers—pretend play, sensory activities, fine motor skills, close-ended activities such as puzzles, open-ended activities such as trains

The Hangout—upper elementary school ages

The Hangout gang meets regularly to work on these skills:

  • conversation
  • perspective taking
  • problem solving
  • sportsmanship
  • collaboration
  • executive functioning

The Hangout gang engages in these activities:

  • formal social skills lessons
  • physical games—corn hole, ring toss
  • cooperative games
  • cooking
  • unstructured social time
  • activity centers—Legos, advanced puzzles, board games

Life Lab—middle and high school ages

The Life Lab squad meets regularly to work on these skills:

  • social problem solving
  • advanced conversation and communication
  • social etiquette (including unwritten)
  • social norms in various community settings
  • functional community skills (e.g., making purchases)
  • navigating social media

The right services

The plan we implement with you will comprise the most productive research-based strategies for your child.

Our Services

Proven techniques

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is based on proven scientific principles of learning and behavior.

Our Approach

Designed for your child

Our collaboration with you begins with conversation and in-home assessment.

Let's talk