Bloom Pediatrics
Nature. Nurture. Bloom.
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Social Skills Support

 
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Social skills support

We can help demystify the social scene for your child! We incorporate Social Thinking® concepts into everything we do here. We also weave in the Zones of Regulation® curriculum to support your child's self-regulation, facilitate social thinking abilities and develop social skills. 

Social skills may not always come naturally, so we help children learn about their thoughts and feelings, recognize the group plan, "think" with their eyes, keep their body in the group, and use whole body listening. Children further refine their skills by learning about hidden rules and unexpected behaviors, making smart guesses, recognizing flexible and stuck thinking, determining the size of the problem, and sharing an imagination.

We help them recognize their “zone”of regulation and incorporate strategies and tools to stay in a zone or move from one zone to another, including calming techniques, cognitive strategies, and sensory supports. They learn how to read facial expressions and recognize a broader range of emotions, develop perspective about how others see and react to their behavior, gain insight into events that trigger their less regulated states, and determine when and how to use their tools and problem solving skills.