Social Skills Groups

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Friendship Formulas provides opportunities for children between the ages of 3 and 12 to participate in social skills group programs.  The programs are facilitated by Shera Looney and Courtney Kiser.  They provide services in and around Georgia.  Their services include: after school programs, virtual programs, summer camps, parent training, and classroom workshops. 

Phone: (678) 310-4676

Minecraft and Pathfinder is a fun activity for kids while they learn social skills. The Minecraft activities are facilitated by Kim Hays, Behaviorist. Pathfinder, lead by Zach, is a live action fantasy roleplaying game using problem solving, social and math skills, while also having a blast. Pathfinder is an optional activity that takes place after Minecraft

When: Saturdays


- Elementary age - 10am - 11am

- Teens - 11:30am - 12:30m

Cost: $30/session or $100/month


Speech, Language, Reading Center

5819 Winding Lane, #105 

Hixson TN 37343

Phone: 423-280-4472

Does your child struggle with having conversations, making friends, reading body language, or getting along with others? If so, ask your pediatrician for a referral to Siskin's Speech and Language Social Skills Groups. Led by a speech-language pathologist or speech-language pathology assistant with significant experience working with children with autism spectrum disorders and other social-communication difficulties, Social Skills groups address the following topics: 

  • Social Perspective Taking (Thinking about Others)

  • Determining Expected and Unexpected Social Behaviors in Social Situations

  • Identifying and Responding Appropriately to Social Challenges

  • Emotional Coping Strategies

Social Skills groups meet once a week for a total of six weeks, with sessions held Monday's and Wednesday's from 5-6pm. Two age groups are available: 6-8 years olds and 9-12 years olds.

Phone: 423-490-7710


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