Dynamic Interventions offers a variety of social skills groups for students who struggle making and maintaining appropriate friendships. The majority of the curriculum used is developed by the DI Team! We use research and evidence-based material to create our lessons plans. The curriculum for each group is chosen based on the unique needs of the group members. These groups run in 10 week sessions, and are created based on age, functioning level, and social goals. All groups are activity driven, and use positive behavior support.
Basic Social Skills
This group is designed to teach and generalize the basic social skills that are considered core deficits. Topics include making and maintaining eye contact, personal space, reciprocal communication, and cooperative play/interaction. Students must be verbal and have the ability to follow directions and understand the basic concepts of socialization training. Age ranges from Kindergarten through high school.
Intermediate Social Skills
This group expands on the skills learned in the Basic group, focusing on implementation and generalization into multiple settings. Self-awareness is a focus, working on students having the ability to recognize their role in reciprocal relationships. Students are also introduced to the concept of perspective taking, assertiveness and leadership. Age ranges from elementary through high school depending on ability level.
The DI Detective Agency
Designed for students in elementary school, this program focuses on increasing perspective taking skills and improving friendships by sending group members out on weekly “missions” where they are challenged to observe and report on the behavior of peers at school or in the community. They learn to work together, problem solve, and integrate themselves into typical social situations with the purpose of saving the world from the Social Counteragent Syndicate!
Social Skills on the Playground
This group takes place in the summer for students entering grades 1-6. Over the course of one week the group members learn both the game and social rules to typical playground games like handball, four square and tetherball. They work in teams, have fun, and gain the confidence they need to go out on the playground and try the games they have always wanted to play!
Junior High Transition
Designed for students entering junior high or middle school, this group focuses on the social differences between elementary and junior high. Social problem solving and role play are used to help build self-esteem, increase reciprocal communication, and bridge the gap between these vastly different social experiences. Group members must show a basic understanding of socialization, perspective taking and self-awareness to be able to participate in this group.
Junior High Social Skills
This group focuses on the daily life of a junior high student. How do you move from teacher to teacher, keep yourself organized and make friends at the same time? Group members will learn to increase their perspective taking skills, use social problem solving to understand and interpret the new social “rules” of junior high, and how to fit in by finding a balance between who they are and what is socially acceptable on a junior high campus.
High School Social Skills
This group is designed to aide students as they transition to high school and start looking toward life after high school. Social skills related to developing and maintaining deeper friendships is a focus, along with some of the typical events that occur during these four years. How do I get a job? Get a driver’s license? Ask someone out on a date?
Social Skills for Young Adults
The focus of this group is to learn and implement the basic social skills required of post-high school life. Open to young adults who are enrolled in an educational or vocational program and need reinforcement of the fundamental social skills.
Dynamic Interventions is a Regional Center Vendor (PL0724) providing social skills groups to students on the autistic spectrum (preschool through adult transition). Groups are ongoing, please contact your service coordinator to request an assessment. If you have questions about the Regional Center or the Department of Developmental Delays, find them on the web at www.dds.ca.gov/complaints or call them at 916-654-1987.
If you are interested in participating in a group, please call 661-257-1254, or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org