Social Skills Group

Helping Special Needs Students Learn Through Play

Peak Potential Therapy’s Social Skills Group represents a fusion of social development ideologies and therapeutic approaches. For children, play is “work.” Much of the learning a child does is through play activities. During play, many communication skills are learned and practiced, such as: taking turns, making eye contact, using gestures and body language, labeling actions and objects, and repeating speech. Our Social Skills Groups use play as the primary medium to enhance language comprehension and expression.

Sessions are:

  • Facilitated by a licensed speech-language therapist
  • 90 minutes long for 6 weeks
  • Held at our center in Twinsburg, Ohio, or in the community
  • Offer a ratio of 3 children to 1 speech-language therapist
  • Available at a ten percent off rate for those families who are paying out of pocket
  • Include a free 30-minute phone consult prior to the start of the first session
  • May incorporate other settings to generalize skills

Please note: Social groups for September are open for registration! Register now to reserve your child’s spot.


Social Skills Group: Level 1 (children ages 3 to 5)

Session A:11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Monday, center-based, directed by Kristen Haupt, MA, CCC-SLP
Session B: 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, center-based, directed by Kristen Haupt, MA, CCC-SLP

This is the first step to learning social interaction, communication skills, and sensory exploration and regulation. Our sessions will include arts and crafts, fine and gross motor play, games, pretend play and more. Children will be using the Ready Body Program to teach important skills to be safe and have fun while playing and socializing.


Social Skills Group: Level 2 (children ages 5 to 8)

Session A: 5:00 p.m. -6:30 p.m. Monday, center-based, directed by Kristen Haupt, MA, CCC-SLP
Session B: 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, center-based, directed by Kristen Haupt, MA, CCC-SLP

This is the second step to learning the skills to play, talk and interact with peers in many contexts. One of the best ways to learning these skills is through facilitated play. Children will continue using the Ready Body Program and interact with peers during a variety of activities, including arts and crafts, games, music and pretend play to encourage group participation.


Social Skills Group: Level 3 (children ages 9 to 12)

Session: 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, center-based, directed by Kristen Haupt, MA, CCC-SLP

This is the third step to learn the skills needed for upper-elementary grades. At this level, play becomes more sophisticated and is centered on favorite interests. Components of this group will be expanding interests, using favorites for motivation, and active games. Pop culture topics, such as current books and movies, will be discussed.


Social Skills Group: Level 4 (children ages 13 to 18)

Session A: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Monday, community-based, directed by Holly Reimann, MA, CCC-SLP – FULL/Waiting List Started
Session B: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., Friday, community-based, directed by Kristen Haupt, MA, CCC-SLP

This is the fourth step to learn team-building skills. The teens will be encouraged to work in groups or pairs to complete tasks. While doing so, they improve their skills in listening, following directions, and giving directions. Many fun projects will be completed during their time together.  Community outings maybe scheduled based on clients’ needs to generalize skills.


Fee Schedule

Center Based Rates
In-Home Rates
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  • 10% DISCOUNT off listed rates for clients paying out of pocket.

If you have questions regarding the Social Skills Groups, contact the staff at Peak Potential Therapy.   Sign-up your child for a Social Skills Group, simply fill out the Registration Form to schedule your free 30-minute phone consultation.

Grant Funding Sources

We understand that for many families, finding financial assistance and grant funding for therapy services can be a struggle. To help make it easier to access these resources, we’ve compiled an extensive list of grant sources. These sources can provide financial assistance with a variety of therapy services provided by Peak Potential Therapy.