Helping Individuals with Social Learning Challenges.
- Who benefits from Social Learning?
- Social learning is appropriate for anyone who struggles with social relationships or navigating the social world. You do not need a diagnostic label to benefit from these types of services.
- Diagnostic labels that typically benefit from social learning are high-functioning autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, ADHD, ADD, learning disabilities, nonverbal deficits, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, those who are gifted and talented and twice exceptional.
- Social Learning is best suited for individuals with near average to above average verbal intelligence (verbal IQ of 70 or above.)
- Social expectations change as we mature, students with social learning challenges can benefit from social learning at any age and will continue to benefit as they develop.
Social Learning helps others to:
- Develop the ability to adapt behaviorally to the expectations of each social context.
- Develop the meta-cognitive skills to think in different social contexts.
- Think through social situations and respond to them based on the expected behaviors for that particular social context.
- Regulate how people think about their behaviors.
- Be able to solve personal problems utilizing the ability to be a “flexible thinker.”
- Consider the perspectives of others.
Services offered at Idaho Social Learning Center:
- Individual and or group sessions based on the needs of the client, parent or family talk time included in each session
- Social Cognitive assessments to address the needs of each client
- Consultation and collaboration with school personnel, as well as help or assistance with IEP’s or 504 plans or meetings
- Professional development or trainings for those who interact with people with social learning challenges