CARE Consultants have developed various training components related to increasing the social skills of students having difficulty making friends, participating in group activities and games, demonstrating age-appropriate play behaviors and engaging in prosocial behavior.
Training in peer-mediated instruction and other established treatments can be provided. Students who are more socially competent are afforded more opportunities to participate in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) with non-disabled peers.
CARE Consultants have also worked with school districts to develop different models of social skills training that fit the needs of the individual district. For instance, afterschool social skills groups, play groups, social skill classes, and individualized counseling sessions, and how to teach social skills contextually (in the environment as they occur).