The Lack of Social Skills in Children
Seven Stars families and clients come to us with a myriad of frustrations about diagnoses that, for the most part, have been largely unsuccessful in the past. You are not alone in feeling hopeless about the progression of your child’s behavior, academic and social skills. In fact, most of our clients struggle with not one, but all of the issues mentioned above.
Particularly intimidating is the lack of progression with a child’s social engagement and interaction with family, teachers, and peers. One-on-one involvement is menial, group engagement is intimidating, social cues are missed, understanding others is a herculean feat and emotions are improperly regulated. All in all, they lack the proper social skills in children – the ability to read, understand, reach out to and interact successfully with others.
The Opportunity to Develop Social Skills in Children
At Seven Stars, students have a myriad of opportunities to create and rebuild social skills. From the beginning, your child will be placed in a residential, milieu environment with teachers, mentors and peers. Then, through adventure programming, students will learn to trust and depend on other peers in order to successfully complete each obstacle.
Curating Relationships for Social Success
When beginning at Seven Stars, your child will be placed in a residential environment with a highly trained and qualified team that’s dedicated to improving social skills in children through positive psychology – we focus on what your child is good at and then build, piece by piece, block by block, until success is ensured. These therapeutic relationships form the foundation for success.
Because all of our students learn and react differently in social situations, Seven Stars also utilizes outdoor recreation.
Though it might seem scary to think about venturing out of one’s comfort zone and breaking from daily routines, outdoor recreational activities provide ample opportunity for growth and learning in foreign situations – individually and within a group.
Take, for example, on a ropes course – alone one cannot walk across a loose rope. A team is needed for stability, critical thinking, problem solving and cooperation, in order to reach the end of the rope. And at the end of a course, your child will exert communication, trust, leadership and confidence. Your child will have begun to learn the basis of proper social skills in children.
Helping our students build social skills is a continual process that cannot flourish solely from a one-dimensional approach. Our multi-dimensional approach utilizes acute care stabilization, comprehensive assessments, milieu and cognitive behavioral therapy through academics and experiential learning through outdoor recreation.