Child, Youth & Young Adult Social Skills Training Toronto

Our world is a social place, and we spend most of our time as members of social groups. We all use our social skills everywhere we go. Social skills are about sharing space with others and being able to get along with people in a variety of settings. An individual’s social success is based upon the quality of his or her social interactions. In order to have positive social interactions, an individual needs to be socially competent and have strong social learning skills.

Your child or youths social skills are one of, if not the most important factor in his or her academic and personal success.

 

A large body of research indicates that learning and strengthening social skills helps ensure positive short and long-term academic and personal success.

 

Learning social skills improves children and youths’ positive behavior and reduces negative behavior. 

  • While effectively preventing a variety of problems such as alcohol and drug use, violence, truancy, and bullying, social skills learning promotes students academic success, health, and overall well-being.

Effective social skills learning significantly improves children and youths’:

  • Social-emotional skills

  • Academic achievement

  • Conduct in school, at home, and in the community

  • Attitudes about self and others

  • Social interactions

  • Decreases their levels of emotional distress

 

Social Skills learning is associated with improvements in academic performance and attitudes toward school:

  • Studies have shown that students who receive social skills training have more positive attitudes about school.

  • Social skills’ learning helps prepare young people for success in transition and adulthood.

 

Social skills learning improves students’ communication with peers and adults, improves cooperative teamwork, and helps them become effective, caring, concerned members of their communities. At the same time it teaches them how to set and achieve individual goals and persistence, skills that are important for their successful development into adulthood, work and life.

 

Call us today to inquire about our recommended social skills programs at Behaviour Matters, or to book a session with our child and youth therapist to start working on improving and strengthening your child or youths social skills in a one to one setting.

Visit us @ www.behaviourmatters.ca

Tania DaSilva

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