Social Lights Program
What is the Social Lights Program?
What is the aim of the program?
What areas are targeted in the sessions?
Social Lights classes are individual to each group of children, but some of the areas of social and emotional development covered are:
- Communication – conversation skills and non-verbal skills, body language.
- Friendship and interpersonal skills – appropriate play, making and maintaining friendships.
- Emotions – understanding feelings, relaxation, coping skills, anger and stress management.
- Flexible thinking – negotiation, compromise, dealing with change.
- Confidence – self-esteem, assertiveness, resilience.
Problem solving– conflict resolution, bullying prevention and response strategies.
- Attention – planning, organisation, self-monitoring, shifting and dividing attention.
- Growth and relationships – understanding puberty, life changes and building healthy relationships.
What do sessions involve?
Would my child benefit from Social Lights?
Children who are on the Autism spectrum, as well as those who experience, anxiety, shyness, social phobias, anger, oppositional behaviour or who are struggling with friendships, would benefit from participation in Social Lights. Social Lights allows children to practise and transfer the skills they have learnt in a fun and safe environment to everyday life.