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Social Communication Skills Groups


We all want our children to be happy, have friends and make the most of themselves, but for some this isn’t easy. Kids In Sync can help your child develop the social skills they need to effectively communicate and become more confident navigating the social world.

Led by an experienced professional in Education (with Masters in Clinical Pedagogy and ABA/SCERTS trained), we provide Social Skills Groups for a variety of age groups with communication difficulties and/or High-Functioning Autism.


The groups meet weekly for three months to focus on the key elements to successful social communication: 


  • Understanding how we communicate our interest in others through our body:

  • Identifying body language cues and contextual clues to make sense of other people’s feelings, thoughts and intentions and responding accordingly:

  • Practising how to initiate a conversation and how to show interest in peers by asking questions related to them:

  • Practising how to be focused on a specific topic during a conversation with peers using “Wh” words (where, when, who, etc.) to learn more about the topic

  • Working on taking turns during a conversation with peers:


Groups are peer specific and comprise 4 children at a time.  Skills will be demonstrated and practiced via the use of videos, pictures, games and role-play and progress measured via questionnaires completed at the beginning and end of the course.



In order to participate, children should be able to demonstrate the following:


  • Basic skills to attend a group (follow instructions, take turns, waiting, sitting next to others, coping with winning or losing a game);

  • Being able to learn by observation and imitation;

  • Being able to communicate to request help and/or clarification;

  • Being able to comment on actions and events;

  • Being able to initiate an interaction and share experiences with someone else;

  • Happy to participate in imaginative/dramatic play;

  • Being able to understand and use connected and structured sentences;

  • Being able to understand the basic emotion words and recognise non-verbal cues of basic emotional expressions. 


Contact us for more information or to book a space for your child.

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