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

SUMMER 2019 GROUPS FOR KIDS Groups Offered at 4 Locations!

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.

Group Workshops for Kids, Palo Alto, CA
  • (3rd - 4th) MONDAY - FRIDAY: July 29, 30, 31; August 1, 2 (5 meetings) 1:00 - 3:00 PM
    Meets at Santa Clara Christian School, Santa Clara
  • (4th - 5th) MONDAYS: July 1, 8, 15, 29 (4 meetings) 3:30 - 5:00 PM
    Meets at Morrissey-Compton Office, Redwood City
  • (5th - 7th boys): MONDAYS: June 3, 10, 17, 24 (4 meetings) 5:30 - 7:30 PM
    *Includes weekly dinner of pizza
    Meets at All Saints Episcopal Church, Palo Alto
  • To register, submit the Group Interest form below.
For children/adolescents 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.

  • (1st - 2nd) WEDNESDAYS: June 19, 26; July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 (7 meetings) 3:00 - 4:15 PM
    Meets at Morrissey-Compton office, Redwood City
  • (2nd - 3rd) MONDAY - FRIDAY: July 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 (5 meetings) 1:30 - 3:00 PM
    Meets at Morrissey-Compton office, Redwood City
  • To register, submit the Group Interest form below.
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.

  • (5th - 7th girls) MONDAY - FRIDAY: July 8, 9, 10, 11, 12* (5 meetings) 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    *Friday will be a field trip; location TBD during the group
    Meets at Redeemer Lutheran School, Redwood City

  • To register, submit the Group Interest form below.
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.

  • (3rd - 5th) TUESDAYS: June 4, 11, 8, 25; July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 (9 meetings) 3:30 - 4:45 PM
    Meets at Morrissey-Compton office, Redwood City

  • To register, submit the Group Interest form below.
Children will learn to notice how anxiety feels in their body, to label their emotions and to practice anxiety-reducing strategies. Children will work on identifying situations that trigger their worries and ways to feel better when anxiety is causing them distress.

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