Groups in Social Thinking and Related Social Skills!*
One hour social thinking and related social skills groups for grades K-1, 1-3, 3- 4, 4-6, middle school and high school are held on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons and evenings. Teens aged 13-18 are also seen on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. Individual sessions can be scheduled throughout the week between 11am and 2pm, and during the evenings on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays. The exact times and days for groups are based on needs, abilities and ages and also on family schedules/preferences per the completed Schedule Worksheets found on the Enrollment and Fees page of this website. Registration/History Forms are on that same page. Please feel free to call (650.533.8533) and/or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions or concerns. Note: It is never too late to apply or set up a meet and greet! Groups are constantly growing and new groups set up. Yes - things go more smoothly with timely applications, but your inquiries are always welcomed and placement is often possible throughout the school year and summer.
Fall Semester = September 2nd to January 22nd, 2015
Guidelines: Forms and Meet/Greet appointment completed between July 15th & Sept.7,2013
Spring Semester = January 27th to June 29th, 2015
Guidelines: Forms and Meet/Greet appointments completed between Nov.1 and Jan 15, 2014.
Holidays (office closed): November 27- 28, 2014 Thanksgiving Holiday December 3 and 5, and 23 to January 2, 2015 Conferences and Winter Holidays
A peek ahead >>> there is always flexibility but this is what we are shooting for.....
Summer 2015 = June 15th to July 20th (7weeks x 90 minutes per group)
Summer groups will be arranged per family schedules. Please do submit time/day preference forms early!
Saturdays - grades K-1/2, 9-11am...grades 2/3-5, 12- 2pm...grades 5-6, 3-5pm Wednesday evenings - teen groups 5-6:30, 7-8:30pm
NOTE: Groups of less than 3 students under age 13 will be held for 60 minutes rather than 90.
Guidelines: Forms & Meet/Greet appointments completed between March1 & June 10, 2015
How to enroll: 1. Call or email to check for space availability or go right to step 2 below.
2. Mail in a completed copy of the Registration Forms and Schedule worksheet on the enrollment & fees page of this website, along with any current relevant reports and communication IEP goals. It is okay to scan and attach these to email.
3. Expect to be contacted within a few days to discuss a 'Meet & Greet' appointment* to help determine a group match/placement for your child. The fee for this informal intake evaluation is $95 and immediately places your child on the "grouping list" for the semester you are interested in. Children not matched within 8 weeks of the initial appointment remain on the grouping list for one full year. If enrollment date guidelines are missed or you are just hearing about Strides, please do not hesitate to call or email for information on spaces remaining or to sign up for the following semester. Students are added throughout the year although your best bet at a preferred time and day for a particular semester program is to enroll during the periods outlined above.
*Please note that operating expenses change over time. Any necessary change in session fees would take place prior to the beginning of fall semester each year. You can get a current fee schedule by emailing email@example.com or calling 650.533.8533. Thank you! Office and billing policies can be seen as part of the registration form under the page, Enrollment and Fees. T hank you for understanding that scheduling well-matched groups across family schedules and cities is extremely challenging. The integrity of each group is dependent on information provided about day and time availability prior to participation in group and then each student's presence for the others throughout a semester once a group has begun. Drop outs for seasonal sports or other commitments result in an unsatisfactory experience for all the participants. Families are expected to make every effort to attend all semester sessions. This is particularly true for those seen in small groups of two students!
Again, thank you in advance for consideration of these factors. ~ Diane Levinthal SLP, Owner