FUSE Social Groups

Social Groups & Rates Winter & Spring 2019

**ALL SOCIAL GROUPS FOLLOW THE SAME SNOW CANCELLATION POLICY AS FUSE SCHOOL AND THE TOWN OF LEXINGTON.**

FUSE Social Groups

 

Social Play Group

In the social play group, children will learn the skills to effectively collaborate with peers, such as making a play plan, communicating ideas to a peer, internalizing strategies for flexible thinking, utilizing nonverbal problem solving, and regulating emotions. Given the structure, scaffolding and small group (3 – 4 children), children will share their experience with their peers, appreciate peers’ ideas and thoughts and integrate others ideas into his/her own thinking.  We utilize both building type collaboration and gross motor movement to achieve our goals. This type group is the foundational starting point to gain strategies and build confidence.

Recess Games

Recess is the most anticipated yet hardest part of the day for many of our kids.  The main focus is to teach each child ways to join into a game at recess or the park, to stay focused on the rules yet appreciate when they evolve with play, and to maintain excited engagement.  The hope is  to have children who have a difficult time engaging during recess to feel confident in their abilities and want to participate with peers.  We will also focus on initiating ideas and being flexible when something unexpected happens during play. We will expect all participants to work on team work, peer leadership and social thinking. E.G. giving compliments and advice to friends.

Girls Group
This All Girls Group is for girls who have already participated in a social play based group and have fluidity in the social thinking concepts. The girls will make connections, discuss differences and build friendships all while continuing to work on social thinking concepts They will build their skills in sharing and accepting others ideas, perspective taking, problem solving and regulating emotions. Activities will be based on the interests of the girls sharing ideas, creating a plan and following through.
Social Sports Sampler
As children become more engaged in social interactions, they naturally start to join group sports which is wonderful.  Now they need to learn how to be on a team, win and lose, be a good teammate, understand it is not about the score and more.  This group will work on different sports such as basketball, floor hockey, kickball, soccer etc and have teams and play a game and process all the bumps that come with team sports.  This group is for children who have participate in Social Play Group and or Recess Games
Yoga and Mindfulness Group
Children will enjoy a variety of yoga poses, movement to music and movement stories. They will also practice mindfulness exercises and use specific self-regulation techniques, called Adventure Skills.

 

FUSE social groups integrate the philosophy and principles of RDI (Relationship Development Intervention), Social Thinking, and Mindfulness to create one FUSEd, integrated approach for children to learn how to naturally, confidently, and flexibly navigate the social world.

ALL Social groups are run by trained staff, supervised by Lauren Weeks and Jennifer Deady.  Children are carefully placed in groups based on many criteria including age, developmental level, social group readiness, and input from the family and Lauren Weeks.  The mission of the social groups is to teach children each aspect of social collaboration and communication so that the strategies and skills will generalize to peer group interactions.  We will teach through the activities and games aspects of social referencing, co-regulation, flexibility, thinking about the group plan and more.  Each child works on his or her own individual goals during the group activity at the same time as the group goal is being addressed.

For questions please contact:

Lauren Weeks

lauren@fuseprogram.com

(781)658-3009 

If interested in social groups please download the FUSE program Intake Form then email completed form to Lauren at the email above.

Social Groups run weekly from January 7 – May 25.  Number of sessions vary due to holidays and vacations and are priced accordingly.