Recreational Therapy and Social Skills


Art It Out: Empowering your child through self-expression. Weekly Social Skills groups designed by an Art Therapist to enhance social skills, such as: listening and following directions; expressing frustration appropriately; joining in; making and keeping friends; reading nonverbal cues; controlling impulses; staying on topic; responding to teasing; and improving self-confidence. We use art to teach critical social skills; to allow children to practice the skills in group; and to create dynamic tangible reminders which remind your child to implement his new skills at school as well as home.

Since 1996, Beyond Words has been providing a full range of Psychological Services and Social Skills Training for children, adolescents and young adults. Many groups are available in our two locations so that children can be carefully placed with peers who are dealing with similar issues. Our outcome research in conjunction with Emory University continues to demonstrate that we are making a difference and that the skills are generalizing.

Floortime Atlanta serves children with social, emotional, communicative, developmental, regulatory and learning challenges, including autistic spectrum disorders. We also work with parents and families to help them understand their children and to address the range of emotional and practical challenges they face in helping them grow. Floortime Atlanta uses the Developmental, Individual-Difference, Relationship-Based (DIR) model developed by S. Greenspan, M.D. and S. Wieder, PhD.

Forward Strides Counseling LLC offers Equine Assisted Psychotherapy for individuals and groups for children ages 8 to 18. Groups address social skills as well as many other mental health and sensory concerns.

Offering social skills group for children, adolecents and young adults as well as play therapy for children

Learning on the Log offers after school programs for children with autism and other developmental/social/behavioral needs. We specialize in sensory-based recreational programs focused on developing deeper relationships and enhancing social skills. We offer 8 week sessions through out the school year for ages 3-10 years old with activity options of hiking, swimming, tumbling, rock climbing, sport skills and team sports. We offer transportation from several schools or parents can drop off and pick up. For more information contact Sheila.

Coed Summit Weekender serves children ages 11-18 who have issues of AD/HD, Aspergers Syndrome, NVLD,HFA, mild learning disabilities, and/or mild social concerns. Based on a traditional youth group type weekend event, participants find program success ,social skills improvement and emotional growth in a supportive environment among peers that is fun and exciting. The Weekenders start on Friday evening after dinner and conclude on Sunday after lunch. They are held at a nearby winterized camp facility which allows for recreation space, dining services, and comfortable lodging. Summit Weekender provides positive student outcomes, sensitive and professional supervision, and exciting and fun experiences that are long remembered. It is also a respite for the participant’s family in a safe and comfortable environment where the staff “get them.” Atlanta area location available.