For children with autism, self-confidence is an area of particular concern. Children may be reminded of their limitations when they see typically developing children participate in activities that may be difficult for children with autism. For example, the symptoms of autism can include social skill deficits. Children may have trouble making friends and interacting with peers. Children with autism can benefit from some extra support and guidance as they learn social skills. Developing social skills can help children with autism feel good about themselves and enjoy confidence in their abilities.
An ABA therapist can guide children with autism through a social skills curriculum designed to help them learn to cooperate with others, interact appropriately, and enjoy age-appropriate play activities. Additionally, social skills groups can serve to provide academic enrichment through science, art, and music activities.
The Behavior Exchange is an ABA therapy center near Plano that offers fun social skills groups, one-on-one autism therapy, and parent training services for children with autism symptoms. Call us at (888) 716-8084 or visit us online for more information about our social skills groups .