Kid Esteem Center for Social Learning and Creative Arts Therapy

354 Veterans Highway
Suite 6 Lower Level

Commack NY 11725

631 321 6675


Social Skills / Neuro-Arts for Children and Teens on the Autism Spectrum

Social skills and creative arts programs specifically designed to address social, emotional and behavioral challenges of children and teens diagnosed on the autism spectrum.

Programs are listed below:

During one of the activities, kids watch videos of themselves successfully addressing personal challenges using positive social skills.

Systematic Social Skills: Ages 3 - 11
Social skills training program designed specifically for children with Asperger's Syndrome, PDD-NOS, High Functioning Autism and related pragmatic social and language delays. The children are trained to focus on awareness of self and others, and coached to use specific, appropriate language that supports healthy and relevant social interaction. The thirty-week program, divided into three, ten week sessions, combines a methodical approach to acquiring specific social skills with fun and playful opportunities to apply those skills. A prize based reinforcement system and creative video techniques are used to facilitate self-assessment and increased self and social awareness. Parents receive weekly follow-up skills sheets and individual conferences to help guide and coach the children through various social situations and experiences outside of the program.
Fee for each 10 week session: Fall / Winter / Spring - $295    

Fee for 6 week Summer session - $195
Ages 3 - 4: Saturdays 10:45 - 11:30 AM
Ages 5 – 6: Saturdays  9:30 – 10:15 AM        
Ages 7 – 8: Saturdays  10:30 – 11:15 AM 
Ages 9 – 11: Saturdays  11:30 – 12:15 PM      

Teen Social Skills: Ages 12 - 17
A dynamic age-appropriate experience engaging concepts listed above in Systematic Social Skills for high functioning teens. Models for expressive language, social awareness, having fun and conflict resolution are explored through role-play, video making and interactive group encounter.
Fee for each 10 week session: Fall / Winter / Spring - $295  
Saturdays   3:00 – 4:00 PM   


We Tube: Ages 12 - 17
Fun creative approach for high functioning teens using video and 'movie making' to practice reading and interpreting social cues, facial expressions, body language, learning about individual communication styles and dealing with challenging social situations.
Fee for each 6 week session: Fall / Winter / Spring - $295 ($195 if also registered for Teen Social Skills)
Saturdays 2:00 - 3:00 PM

On-Track Social Skills : Ages 5 - 12
A creative pragmatic approach for moderately functioning children who are less capable with conceptual thought and interactive language. Some language and/or ability with basic group routines required. SEIT's, shadows and aides may participate with child.
Fee for each 10 week session: Fall / Winter / Spring - $295  

Fee for 6 week Summer session - $195
Saturdays 9:45 - 10:30 AM

Neuro-Arts Program

Creative arts play an important role in the neurological development of children with special needs, providing another language through which they may explore, understand and connect with the world.

Our music, art, drama and dance/movement groups will nurture your child’s creative strengths while developing increased awareness, self-expression, socialization and personal growth in an enjoyable and supportive environment.

Music, through instruments, rhythm and song, captures and maintains attention, promotes group cohesion and channels self-stimulatory behavior into more appropriate expression.

Art, through materials such as paint, clay and collage, provides a non-threatening process that leads to deeper levels of awareness and expression, allowing the child’s inner world to be comfortably shared with others.

Dance/Movement, through an active process that promotes body awareness, sensory integration, self-expression and social connection, helps children define healthy physical boundaries and channel underlying feelings.

Drama, through costumes, role-play and pretend, empowers children to safely explore new social situations and roles, while building greater emotional awareness and expressive language skills. 

Art, Music, Drama, Dance /Movement Programs
Creative Arts sessions will reflect and reinforce weekly skills themes in Systematic Social Skills.
Fee for each 6 week session: Fall / Winter / Spring / Summer - $195 
***$150 if also signed up for Systemic Social Skills***
Saturdays: 9:45– 10:30 AM,  10:30 – 11:15 AM,  11:30 – 12:15 PM,  12:15 – 1:00 PM

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