Social Skills Program
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Emotional intelligence is the ability to handle one’s own emotions and to read and respond to others’ emotions in ways that create positive relationships. The concept of emotional intelligence is what our social skills program is based around. Interestingly, research tells us that emotional intelligence may have more to do with life success than cognitive intelligence or academic performance. Mental health professionals agree that it is a protective/resiliency factor against depression, anxiety, anti-social behaviors and drug/alcohol dependence. Although some children seem naturally adept at handling their emotions and getting along with others, ALL children can learn social skills!
The brain is divided into five areas corresponding to the five Emotional Intelligence areas outlined below. The children’s social skills program utilizes the techniques of both CBT (cognitive behavior therapy) and social learning theory to help the children build their emotional intelligence and social skills.
The Children’s Social Skills Program reflects the five areas of emotional intelligence:
Contact us today! Call 705-735-9107 for more information on our social skills program.