I am sorry I am writing so late at night. We had a great morning and here is a picture the shows a little about what we did. Please ask your son/daughter about this picture and see what they can say: HINT - we talked about steps to perspective taking, repairing communication breakdowns and examined some hidden social rules. I have been energized by this group and really enjoy our discussions. Here is the picture:
I will be there tomorrow but I will be away speaking on Wed - Sat in New Orleans. I will try to post while I am away but if you have any questions or concerns please feel free to email. Another one of our clinicians, Ashley, will be leading the group while I am away.
Have a great night everyone. See you in the morning.
Another great group. I can't tell you how much fun I am having running this group. Today was all about: social groups and norms and where do I fit in. A lot of this has to do with social motivation, social performance, initiating conversation and understanding one's social context....there is a lot that goes into understanding one's social "group" or status (and we really didn't even scratch the surface).
This group is really pushing me to think more about how we teach these concepts! We had a lot of great discussion about how a lot of us have good "social skills" but we may lack the confidence and competence to use them....is there no easy answer to any of this...but the conversation and discussion we had this morning was right on target.
Here is the clip we we watched today: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FgHHi6fbL6Y
I hope you all have a great night and I will see you on Monday. Remember Ashley will be with the group tomorrow and Thursday!