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 TWO LOCATIONS!
MAIN OFFICE: 595 Price Avenue, Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 322-5910 · Fax (650) 322-7075
Satellite Office: 840 Main St., Suite B2,
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

Group Workshops for Kids, Palo Alto, CA

Fall 2017 Groups For Kids
12 Week Session

Morrissey-Compton's ongoing skill-building groups take place at our Redwood City office (595 Price Avenue) and are for kids who struggle with issues such as making or keeping friends, impulse control, anxiety, emotion regulation, and managing stress. There are typically three to five boys or girls in a group who are close in age and have similar challenges and goals.

Social Skills: Making and Keeping Friends
  • 3rd-4th grade: TUESDAYS, 3:45 - 5:00 PM (at MC in RWC)
    Starts on 11-7-17
  • 4th-5th grade boys: MONDAYS, 3:45-5:00 PM (in Palo Alto)
  • 5th-7th grade boys: THURSDAYS, 4:00 - 5:15 PM (at MC in RWC)
    Starts on 11-9-17
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
1st- 2nd grade: WEDNESDAYS, 5:00 - 6:15 PM (at MC in RWC)
Starts on 11-8-17

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)

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.

Note: Groups meet at Morrissey-Compton Education Center
(595 Price Ave., Redwood City), unless another location is specified.

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.

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