Social Skills Groups

Registration for our 2019 Fall Social Skills Groups are now open!

DTA’s social skills groups teach children appropriate social interaction skills and allow them to practice these skills with children their own age in a supportive environment. Through play-based techniques, our groups help children to initiate and sustain lasting friendships. Strategies and home programming will be provided to ensure carryover of skills in the home environment.


Social skills groups help to improve the following:

  • Emerging "basic" social skills (e.g. turn-taking, sharing, transitioning between activities)

  • Peer interactions and relationships 

  • Social greetings and social closures (including initiating, maintaining, and ending a conversation appropriately)

  • Nonverbal communication such as eye contact, facial expressions, gestures, and body language

  • Personal space and boundaries 

  • Problem-solving and teamwork during group activities and play 

  • Emotional regulation and expressing feelings 

  • Self-advocacy

Fall 2019 Groups

Location: Cary Clinic

Cost: $300 for all 6 sessions (includes non-refundable deposit of $75 to hold your child's spot)

**Groups will begin once minimum group number has been met**

Great Mates

Ages: 3-5

Designed for children who utilize limited functional communication for needs and desires.


Playful Pals

Ages: 3-5

Designed for children who have near typical or above typical language skills.

Fun Friends

Ages: 6-10


Older Kiddos

Ages: 10-17, will split group by age (10-13 and 14-17)