Empowering Individuals with Learning Differences to Succeed—Academically, and Beyond!
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center for Diagnostic and Treatment Services for Children and Adults with Learning Disabilities

595 Price Avenue, Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 322-5910 · Fax (650) 322-7075

Group Workshops for Kids, Palo Alto, CA

Winter/Spring 2019 Groups for Kids
12 Week Session

Morrissey-Compton's ongoing skill-building groups take place at our Redwood City office as well as at a group site in Palo Alto. Groups are available for kids who struggle with making or keeping friends, impulse control, anxiety, emotion regulation, and managing stress. There are typically four to six boys or girls in a group who are close in age and have similar challenges and goals.

Social Skills: Making and Keeping Friends
  • 4th - 5th grade boys: TUESDAYS, 4:00 - 5:15 PM in Palo Alto
    Starts on 3/5/19
  • 5th - 7th grade boys: WEDNESDAYS, 5:30 - 6:45 PM in Redwood City
    Starts on 2/27/19
  • To register, submit the Group Interest form below.
For children who have difficulty navigating the social dynamics involved in peer relationships. Topics include active listening, perspective taking, reading non-verbal cues, reciprocal conversation skills, noticing feelings in themselves and others, understanding how their behavior affects others, and problem solving with peers.

Stop, Relax and Think: Managing Impulses and Strong Emotions
  • (K - 1st) MONDAYS, 4:00 - 5:15 PM in Redwood City
    Starts on 2/25/19
  • (1st - 2nd) MONDAYS, 5:30 - 6:45 PM in Redwood City
    This is a 10 week session that includes a special group meeting on Saturday, May 18, at a local park.
    Starts on 3/25/19
  • (2nd - 3rd) WEDNESDAYS, 4:15 - 5:30 PM in Redwood City
    Starts on: 1/16/19 (Full)
Some children need extra support to improve self-control, recognize emotions in themselves and others, and understand how their behavior affects their peers. Children will practice listening skills and strategies to slow down and think before speaking or acting.

Girl Drama!

5th - 7th grade girls: MONDAYS, 5:30 - 7:30 PM in Palo Alto
Note: Includes weekly dinner of pizza and salad.
Starts on 2/25/19

Middle school can be a very stressful time for girls, as they navigate the many social, emotional and physical changes that come with adolescence. Girls will explore friendship challenges, such as dealing with exclusion, bossy girls, teasing or feeling like they just don't "fit in." This group will focus on building self-esteem, confidence, and self-advocacy.

After submitting your online registration, you will be contacted by
Sue Garber, M.A., Director of Social Skills Groups.

Your information will be kept confidential.

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We pay special attention to generalizing learning to both home and school.
Group content is specifically designed for the needs and goals of the participants.

Our groups make a difference!

Morrissey-Compton Educational Center, Inc. is a not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) corporation.