Social Success: A Road Map for Your Teen
What is one skill that is equally useful and valued from infancy through old age? The ability to build social bonds and interpersonal relationships! Our connection with others provides the foundation for many aspects of our daily experiences. Individuals with even just a couple of meaningful social connections report living more fulfilled and happier lives. Research and clinical practice repeatedly demonstrate the benefits of social skills.
One of the most valuable gifts we can give our children is the knowledge and skills to form meaningful social relationships. Many individuals who participate in PEERS ®, a structured skill building group, demonstrate significant changes in making and keeping friends. PEERS (Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills) is designed for adolescents with social challenges in middle and high school.
Join Joy Kolb, PhD, BCBA-D and Susan M. Abrams M.A. CCC-SLP for an information session to learn about this innovative program and how they have enhanced it to incorporate Social Thinking concepts and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Dr. Joy Kolb has been consulting with families and schools for over 20 years. She is a licensed psychologist and board certified behavior analyst in private practice in Gaithersburg, MD. Dr. Kolb’s treatment focuses on providing evidence-based strategies and recommendations that make noticeable differences in her clients’ lives. Her treatment emphasizes realistic interventions that are individualized to the unique needs of each family. Dr. Kolb’s clinical interests include individual treatment as well as providing trainings for caregivers and school staff.
Susan M. Abrams, M.A.CCC-SLP is the founder and director of CCL. She is a Speech – Language Pathologist with over thirty years experience evaluating and treating children with speech, language and social learning challenges in Montgomery County. She is recognized as one of Maryland’s most respected therapists in the area of social thinking having completed the Social Thinking Clinical Training program with Michelle Garcia Winner CCC-SLP, in San Jose, California. In addition, she is a certified provider for the PEERS® for Young Adults program. Ms. Abrams is the founder of Parent University and the annual Innovators in Education Conference that sponsors dynamic speakers in the fields of psychology, health and education.
Our building’s parking garage entrance is next to the Quickway Hibachi restaurant at 275 N. Washington Street. Pull in this entry and stay to the left to the lower level parking garage. Take the elevator to the 2nd floor.
There is also parking in the nearby Rockville Town Square garages and Walgreen’s parking lot next to Brightview. Walk to our building and enter on either side. Take the elevator to the 2nd floor.
Fusion Academy - Rockville
275 N Washington St,
Rockville, MD 20850