Social Skills Group2020-04-26T21:43:06+02:00

Social Skills Group

Social Skills Help

ASK Social Skills Group is an inclusive after-school programme designed to help children who regularly struggle with social interactions and how to read social cues.  ASK Social Skills Group aims to help children develop the skills they need in order to improve their ability to relate to others.

The programme is open to any child who has difficulty with social skills, such as:

  • Joining in and making friends
  • Responding appropriately to verbal and non-verbal social cues
  • Engaging in reciprocal conversational skills
  • Resolving conflict
  • Coping with stressful situations
  • Co-operating with others
  • Managing interpersonal relationships
  • Dealing with uncomfortable emotions

Hat Ihr Kind Probleme mit:

  • Mitmachen und Freunde finden
  • Angemessene Reaktionen auf verbale und nicht-verbale soziale Stimulus
  • Reziproke Gesprächsfähigkeit entwickeln
  • Konfliktlösung
  • Umgang mit Stresssituationen
  • Zusammenarbeit mit anderen Menschen
  • Handhabung zwischenmenschlicher Beziehungen
  • Umgang mit unangenehmen Emotionen

The group aims at building following skills:

  • Sustaining friendships
  • Improving self-esteem
  • Being more responsible and empathetic
  • Being able to express difficult feelings
  • Navigating social situations successfully

Interacting with peers help children build social, reciprocal and communicative skills. Through playful activities they can learn actively listening, interpreting body language, asking questions, taking turns and other skills that will help them feel comfortable in social and unknown situation.

Die Gruppe zielt darauf ab, folgende Fähigkeiten aufzubauen:

  • Freundschaften pflegen
  • Verbesserung des Selbstwertgefühls
  • Verantwortungsbewusster und einfühlsamer sein
  • In der Lage sein, unangenehme Gefühle auszudrücken
  • Soziale Situationen erfolgreich meistern

Trial Session and Pre-Assessment

Prior to joining the group, your child is welcome to attend a free trial session. Depending on the outcome of this initial session, the facilitators may request that your child undergoes a pre-assessment with a psychologist in order to determine whether the group can meet his or her needs.

Free trials are unavailable in Zurich

Pro-Social Skills Group

A typical group session focuses on a theme/skill with which all of the children tend to experience difficulty, and most of the games and skill-building activities of that session center on that theme/skill. Much of the skill-building takes place in vivo as the group members are encouraged to relate to one another informally; most of the session is dedicated to peer socialisation.


Social Skills Group Geneva

Please contact for further information on program or registration.


Social Skills Group Zurich

Registration via email:
Group needs a minimum of 4 children registered.
For more info please contact:

Practical Details for Zurich

Social Skills Group details:
Language: German and English

For children aged from 5 to 9 years
With any type of learning difficulties, shyness, low self esteem, low confidence, anxiety, speech or developmental delays

Will run on the following Wednesdays
from 15:00 to 16:30 : Jan 22 2020, Jan 29 2020, Mar 4 2020, Mar 25 2020, Apr 1 2020, May 6 2020, Jun 10 2020, Jun 17 2020,

Location: La Escuelita, Pestalozzistrasse 66, 8032 Zürich

Fee: CHF 70.-/ session CHF 560.- / term (8 sessions) to be paid in two installments of CHF 280.-

Registration via email:
Group needs a minimum of 4 children registered.
For more info please contact:

Gruppe “Soziale Fähigkeiten” Details

Sprache: Deutsch und Englisch

Für Kinder im Alter von 5 bis 9 Jahren
Mit jeder Art von Lernschwierigkeiten, Schüchternheit, geringem Selbstwertgefühl, geringes Selbstvertrauen, Ängstlichkeit, Sprachstörungen oder Entwicklungsverzögerungen.

Findet an folgenden Mittwochen statt:
von 15:00 bis 16:30 Uhr: 22. Januar 2020, 29. Januar 2020, 4. März 2020, 25. März 2020, 1. April 2020, 6. Mai 2020, 10. Juni 2020, 17. Juni 2020

Ort: La Escuelita, Pestalozzistrasse 66, 8032 Zürich

Gebühr: CHF 70.-/Sitzung; CHF 560.- / Semester (8 Sitzungen) in zwei Raten von CHF 280.- zu bezahlen.

Anmeldung per E-Mail an:
Die Gruppe benötigt die Anmeldung von mindestens 4 Kindern.

Für weitere Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an:

Practical Details for Geneva

When: Mondays from 16h00 to 17h30

Where: ASK offices
Ecumenical Center, Rm 246
1218 Grand-Saconnex (GPS address: 1 rte des Morillons)

Time: 16h30 – 18h00


  • ASK Member: CHF774
  • ASK Member annual rate: CHF2,160 (paid at 1st term)
  • Non-ASK Member: CHF860
  • Non-Member annual rate: CHF2,400 (paid at 1st term)

Fee for the mandatory initial assessment is CHF150. This is only required once.


1. download and complete the Social Skills Questionnaire and email it back to the programme facilitator at

First Term Dates:

September 23, 30
October 07, 14
November 04, 11, 18, 25
December 02, 09

Second Term Dates:

January 13, 20, 27
February 03, 10, 24
March 02, 09, 23, 30

Third Term Dates:

April 20, 27
May 04, 11, 18, 25
June 01, 08, 15, 22

Please contact for further information on the programme or registration.