Additional Programming

Music and Social Skills Programming

Our students learn how to develop and strengthen social and communication skills by participating in fun and motivating activities. BSA SS&MT provides ample opportunities to build positive peer relationships where self-esteem and confidence can excel.

Our SS&MT program will:

  • Help participants develop social skills, life skills, and problem-solving strategies, including conversation and basic interaction skills
  • Help participants improve communication through eye contact, tone of voice, body language, listening and conversations
  • Allow participants to use these skills in a variety of activities, such as group discussion, cooperative games, role-playing, art projects, and recreational activities and music.
  • Assist participants in developing an awareness of their individual styles of interacting.
  • Promote self-esteem and build confidence.

Why practice social skills & music therapy?

Many children with Learning Disabilities and Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder struggle when interacting and socializing with peers.

In general, the ability to understand social interactions, read facial expressions, perceive and express emotions, and interpret language’s more subtle meanings are acquired intuitively at an early age. Those with learning disabilities, however, sometimes need extra help in both developing and understanding these social skills. As they learn, they also need a safe and supportive place where they can practice these skills.

Times:
Thursday Sessions from 4:00pm to 6:00pm
When:
Session 1: Thursday September 14th to Thursday October 19th 2017
Session 2: October 26th 2017 to Thursday November 16th 2017
Session 3: Thursday January 18th 2018 to Thursday February 8th 2018
Session 4: Thursday February 21st 2018 to Thursday March 22nd 2017

Contact Bright Start Academy in Toronto, ON to know more about the music therapy and social skills programming we provide for children with learning disabilities and attention deficit (hyperactivity) disorder, helping them develop the social skills and confidence to excel.