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Social Skills Groups

Falls Church Social Skills Groups – FALLS CHURCH LOCATION ONLY

6231 Leesburg Pike, Suite 520
Falls Church, VA 22044
703-685-1070

Children’s Speech and Language Services, Inc. in Falls Church is pleased to offer social skills groups.

PEERS® is a 16-week evidence-based social skills intervention for motivated teens in middle and high school who are interested in learning new ways of making and keeping friends. This internationally acclaimed program, used in over 35 countries, was originally developed at UCLA by Dr. Elizabeth Laugeson. During each group session, teens are taught important social skills and are given the opportunity to practice these skills in session during socialization activities. PEERS® may be appropriate for teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Anxiety, Depression or other social-pragmatic disorders.

PlayPals, groups for children ages 3-6, focus on the improvement of social language and social interaction skills, including turn-taking, verbally initiating interaction with and responding to peers, developing conversational skills, playing cooperatively with peers, and developing imaginative play skills. There will be 2-4 children per group.

Friendship Spies, groups for children ages 6-11, address building friendships, improving conversational skills, perspective taking, interpreting social situations, and developing self-regulation strategies. There will be 2-4 children per group.

Social Skills Groups – Falls Church
  • Specific days and times for your child’s group will be determined upon
    registration
  • Groups run seasonally (e.g. 12-week spring, summer, winter or fall session)
  • Classes will be held for 60-minutes each week
  • $120 per 60-minute session (e.g. $1440 for 12-week session)
  • Families are required to pre-register for social skills groups
  • Social skills groups will not be billed to insurance
  • Falls Church Social Skills Groups Policy Statement/Agreement
  • Contact Melissa Friedberg, Speech-Language Pathologist, at mfriedberg@cslstherapy.com to register or for more information.

Social Skills Group for Adolescents: PEERS® – Falls Church Location Only

PEERS® is a 16-week evidence-based social skills intervention for motivated teens in middle and high school who are interested in learning new ways of making and keeping friends. This internationally acclaimed program, used in over 35 countries, was originally developed at UCLA by Dr. Elizabeth Laugeson. During each group session, teens are taught important social skills and are given the opportunity to practice these skills in session during socialization activities. PEERS® may be appropriate for teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Anxiety, Depression or other social-pragmatic disorders. Parent participation and support to complete homework assignments is required.

Teens will learn how to:

  • Use appropriate conversational skills
  • Use humor appropriately
  • Use electronic communication
  • Enter & exit conversations
  • Be a good host during get-togethers
  • Be a good sport
  • Handle arguments and disagreements
  • Change a bad reputation
  • Handle rumors and gossip
  • Handle rejection, teasing and bullying

Sessions will be held Tuesdays at 5:30 pm $120 per 60-minute session PEERS groups will not be billed to insurance

Contact Melissa Friedberg, Speech-Language Pathologist, at mfriedberg@cslstherapy.com or Christianna Beachley, Speech Language Pathologist, at cbeachley@cslstherapy.com to register or for more information.