Are you interested in your child participating in a play group? Most groups will be offered either in the playroom at my house, or at a nearby playground. Groups will include 2-4 children, with at least one typically developing child.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to let me know you are interested so that we can find a group that will be a good fit for your child!
Social Skills Groups
Join us for our Social Skills-Tinker Group. This group lets your child learn and practice social skills while involved in highly engaging, meaningful tasks.
Hands-On Social Skills Training
While your child is happily engaged working on a project, he or she will be guided through social skills and emotional regulation strategies by a trained counselor and a special education teacher, who will provide in-the-moment coaching.
These groups are targeted for children who may have difficulty one or more of the following areas:
- Developing a plan and following it through
- Managing emotions when things do not go as planned,
- Accepting ideas from others when working in a group
- Sharing materials
This series will target essential skills such as problem solving, navigating how to share materials, and how to ask for help from peers and adults.
Ages 5-7 - Social Skills Tinker Group
Classes run on Sunday afternoons, 3:00-4:00, September 10th through October 1st.
The children will be working together to create their own busy town out of re-purposed materials.
Ages 8-11 - Cooperation and Collaboration Skills Builder Group
Classes run on Sunday afternoons, 4:30-5:30, July 31st, August 6th, 13th, and 20th
Each week the group will be given a hands-on project to complete together.
$135 for four session. All supplies are included.
Conveniently located at the First Presbyterian Church in Arlington in Ballston (free parking available).
601 N Vermont St, Arlington, Va 22203
Kasey Cain, believes in supporting the social-emotion growth and development children. Kasey works to engage children through stories, games, art, and exploration because she believes that children learn through playing and interacting with people and the world around them. Kasey received her undergraduate degree from The University of Virginia. After gaining some work experience in a pre-school and museum education department, Kasey decided to earn her Masters of Education from George Mason University with a focus on School Counseling. She has practiced as a professional school counselor since 2006. As a lifelong learner, Kasey then went back to school to pursue her certification for community counseling. While continuing to work in the school system, Kasey began her work as a Resident in Counseling in 2015. Kasey is thrilled to be partnering with an amazing Special Education teacher to offer these groups.
Ann-Bailey Lipsett, is a special education teacher and the founder of Lipsett Learning Connection. She has years of training and practice using Responsive Classroom, as well as the executive functioning curriculum, Unstuck and On Target. In 2011 she published an article in a peer-reviewed journal about teaching children emotional regulation skills in the school setting. She has a Master’s Degree in special education from the University of Virginia and is a graduate of Washington and Lee University. She is very excited to have the opportunity to work with Kasey again!