Sociables K-3

SOCIABLES - Together We Play

Social Skills Group

Madison Youth and Family Services presents “Sociables”, a group where kids can learn and practice social skills. Social skills are an important part of a child’s development and success.  Social skills will be taught through collaborative art work, games, and storytelling. The skills taught will help kids to look at “size of the problem”, body and spatial awareness, working together, and conflict resolution.  The group will be led by Taylor Scalia, LMFT and Frankie Esposito, MFT.

Who: K to 3rd graders

When: Every Monday from July 19 to August 27, 2021 (6 Sessions)

Time: 1:30-2:30pm 

Where: Madison Youth & Family Services, 10 School Street

Fee: Most insurance plans cover group costs. Inquire about yours today!    

For more information,  please read the Sociables Program Outline.  If you are ready to sign your child up, please complete a Sociables Registration Form.  Please contact Taylor Scalia, LMFT via email at scaliat@madisonct.org or call 203-245-5645 with any additional questions.  


SOCIABLES - Together We Play

MYFS Social Skills Group Program Outline

The goal of MYFS Sociables group is to help kids learn and practice social skills.  Social skills are an important part of a child’s development and success.  Social skills will be taught through collaborative art work, games, and storytelling. The skills taught will help kids to look at “size of the problem”, body and spatial awareness, working together, and conflict resolution.

Program Outline

Over the course of the 6 week session, a topic related to social skill development will be taught through experiential activities, storytelling, and then opportunities to use those particular skills collaboratively on a group art project.  Resources used as a basis for the curriculum each week are identified below.

Week 1: Goal: Making Connections & Getting Familiar With Group Expectations

  • The Crayon Box That Talked, Shane DeRolf 
  • Peer Play and the Autism Spectrum: The Art of Socializing & Imagination, Pamela J. Wolfberg

Week 2: Goal: Identifying Size of the problem?

  • Zones of Regulation, Leah M. Kuypers, MA Ed. OTR/L 
  • My book Full of Feelings, Amy V. Jaffe, MSW & Luci Gardner

Week 3: Goal: Perspective Taking

  • Thinking About You, Thinking About Me (1 & 2nd editions), Michelle Garcia Winner
  • Social Skills Rules for Kids:  The Top 100 Social Rules Kids Need to Succeed, Susan Diamond, MA, CCC, Foreword by Ann Gordon, PhD, BCET

Week 4: Goal: Working together & Conflict Resolution

  • Playing it Right, Social Skills Activities for Parents & Teachers of Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Rachael Bareket

Week 5: Goal: Body and Spatial Awareness & Recap social skills & combined group project

  • From Head to Toe, Eric Carle

Week 6: Goal: Behavioral Rehearsal of Learned Social Skills at Sociables Party

Registration Form