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Social Skills Group2021-09-19T15:09:26+02:00

Social Skills Group

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 socialskills@allspecialkids.org for further information on program or registration.

Practical Details for Zurich

When: Wednesdays, 14:30-16:00

Who: 7- 13 years old children with special educational needs, emotional/behavioral issues, bullied children

Where: Quartierhaus Kreis 6. Langmauerstrasse 7, 8006 Zürich

2021 dates:

Coming soon!
  • CHF 70.-/ session
  • CHF 630/ semester
Contact & Info:
Contact & Info:

Please contact zurich.info@allspecialkids.org for further information on the program.

Register here

Practical Details for Geneva

Practical Details for Geneva

When: Mondays from 16h30 to 18h00

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

Time: 16h30 – 18h00


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

We offer one free trial session during which we will assess the children’s fit for the group.


Download and complete the Social Skills Questionnaire and email it back to the program facilitator at  socialskills@allspecialkids.org

2021-2022 dates:

Term 1

Sept  20 (Botanical Gardens), Sept 27 (Botanical Gardens), Oct 4 (Botanical Gardens), Oct 11 (Botanical Gardens), Oct 18 (Botanical Gardens), Nov 08, Nov 15, Nov 22, Nov 29, Dec 06, Dec 13

Term 2

Jan 10, Jan 17, Jan 24, Jan 31, Feb 7, Feb 21, Feb 28, Mar 7 , Mar 21, Mar 28, Apr 04

Term 3

Apr 25, May 2, May 9, May 16, May 23, May 30, Jun 13, Jun 20, Jun 27

Please contact socialskills@allspecialkids.org for further information on the program or register below.

Register here