Friends Connect: Social Thinking Skills Groups, Oceanside NY
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Who We Help

What does the person affected by Social Cognitive Challenges look like?

  • Usually sits alone at lunchtime or recess
  • Can't find a comfortable place for him/herself during group time collaboration in class
  • Refuses to join a club or activity
  • Very little interest in sports, especially team sports
  • Not invited to birthday parties, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Sweet 16's and other social events, and is unfortunately aware of this
  • Unable to initiate plans with peers
  • Unable to maintain conversations and friendships
  • Difficulty "reading" his listener
  • Poor eye contact
  • Speaks tirelessly about a topic that interests only him/her
  • His/her best friend is a video game or laptop
  • Exhibits inappropriate language/behavior regardless of his/her surroundings
  • Difficulty transitioning from activity to activity without a tantrum, opposition or "meltdown."