As a pioneer in the field of social skills training, Dr. Kahane provides multiple groups for children in preschool through high school. When she began them twenty years ago, these groups were a ground-breaking endeavor based upon her doctoral research to target and remediate the deficits of children who suffer from social skills problems by utilizing small group dynamics. It is now recognized that social skills difficulties are a significant piece of the problem for children that suffer from ADD, ADHD, anxiety and mood based disorders and a host of other issues that affect the quality of their social, school and family life.
Dr. Kahane utilizes a unique approach to target and teach the multitude of skills that comprise socialization. The groups track and reinforce social skills, giving the children the tools they need to function more adaptively and comfortably in their world. Group members are carefully matched based on appropriate criteria for optimal group dynamics. Groups are limited to a small size and run for ten week sessions.