Social Butterflies Club
WHERE KIDS LEARN TO BE KIDS
SBC provides social communication therapy and groups for children in a fun, structured environment. The unique structure of our program also develops speech, language, fine motor, gross motor, and social/play skills. We have been providing services to the Hampton Roads area since 2004.
- Program with after-school times
- Positive learning environment
- Learning through play
- Individual attention in small groups
KIDS WE SERVE
Children with delayed social skills are a diverse population. Some may have speech-language delays, gross-fine motor delays, cognitive delays, ADHD/ADD, autism spectrum disorders (ASD), or delayed development in the area of play skills resulting from limited opportunities to interact with other children.
DID YOU KNOW?
Social skills/play skills are the basis for which all language is built. Children develop cognitive-academic skills, expressive language skills, gross motor skills,and fine motor skills through play in the early years of life. Basic social skills are present starting at birth!
AGE OF TECHNOLOGY
Many children are no longer developing play skills normally. Instead, computers, cell phones, and TVs are the focus of development. While technology is a valuable learning tool, crucial play skills are not developed during technology use. The result is a lack of social/play skills leading to a long-term impact on academic, vocational and interpersonal skills.
PLAY & LEARN
Steps done with heart, soul, mind & strength
Social Butterflies Club
Children with social communication disorders/delayed social skills are a diverse population. SBC teaches social communication and play skills to children in a fun, structured environment. The unique structure of our program also develops speech, language, fine motor, gross motor, and social/play skills.
As children grow older, they may need ongoing support accompanied by assistance with new challenges such as jobs, relationships, and learning to become independent and confident young adults. The Monarch Club provides individuals with the next level of social skills in alignment with their unique challenges and developmental needs.
School Based Social Groups
Lunchtime is a great time to work on social skills as it is a natural setting for children. Most children really struggle during these unstructured social times. We work with all the children to develop necessary social skills during their lunch. Each child will have specific goals based on their initial screening.
Social Butterflies Club® Pro
Our online community was created for busy professionals to access materials needed to successfully run and manage social skills groups. The materials were developed for use in our successful social communication program – The Social Butterflies Club® Social Skills Program.
Summer is a great time to build your child’s social communication skills! Our summer camps run 4 consecutive days a week, Monday-Thursday, for 2 hours each day. The children have a fun time making crafts, cooking foods, playing games and interacting with peers. They don’t even know that they are working on objectives!
Sensory Motor Social Groups
Sensory motor skills impact the way a child learns and interacts in their environments. The sensory motor social group was created to help children develop the necessary sensory skills to successfully interact with their peers. Our OT staff and our SLP staff work together to make this group a success! Each child will have an initial sensory profile completed with specific goals based on their initial screening.
Keep up to date with the latest news
Unplug and Play Challenge March 6th is “National Day of Unplugging '' so we are challenging our kids to unplug and play today!* Technology has taken over many activities that would otherwise promote play skills and...
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Comments from our Family
I can’t tell you how thankful I am that you have been a part of his development over the years. Your patience and expertise are helping him in ways that I have not been able to.
I can’t say enough good things about Rhonda and the Social Butterflies Club. My son was able to use the skills taught to him in a judgment-free zone with support and understanding from peers and therapy staff. I highly highly recommend this program! It’s done wonders to help build my son’s self-esteem and teach him to be his own advocate.
This program provides services that the public school system cannot provide, especially for a child that does well academically or presents a behavior problem. As a parent, you know that everything is as it should be and SBC has had a tremendous impact on my son’s interaction with others.
He is NOT the same child that started this program. He is now quite confident, social and age-appropriate. I will forever credit this experience (at SBC) with his “transformation”.