Social Skills Training

Description: Programs that provide training in social interaction skills for young children, youth and/or adults with the objective of helping them overcome shyness or aggressiveness, engage in constructive play or other group activities, develop positive peer relationships and feel comfortable in both business and social situations. Sessions may focus on politeness, cooperation, negotiation, problem solving, taking turns, sharing, winning and losing, sportsmanship, body language, eye contact, using appropriate language, telephone manners, peer situations, consequences of actions and initiating, conducting and concluding conversations. (AIRS PH-6200.8300)

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UT

Statewide

Organization Name: Easter Seals-Goodwill Northern Rocky Mountain
Address: UT
Eligibility: Students ages 14-22 with high-functioning autism. Salt Lake County and Utah County, St. George.
Services Provided: Peer Connections (Salt Lake City, Utah County) Provides opportunities to students with high-functioning autism to establish and enhance their relational skills, while exploring work and career situations: family and individual coaching on discovering the student’s vocational theme. 8 month program.

Peer Partners are paired with a student with a social communication disorder at The Leonardo. The responsibilities and benefits for participating include:
- Modeling social skills for the students with social communication disorders
- Actively participate in goal-setting and feedback sessions throughout the program
- Participating in an extra social activity with the other students
Provider Profiles: A transition program.
Salt Lake City, UT- Crystal Emery at (801) 376-6012, The Leonardo
St. George, UT - Angela Cox at (435) 668-2238

Peer Partners volunteers need to be able to commit to 3 hours of volunteer time a week for at least 6 weeks.
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Last Updated: 9/22/2017

Centerville, UT

Address: 190 South Main Street, Suite B
Bamberger Professional Office Building
Centerville, UT 84014
Phone: 801-614-8400
Fax: 801-614-8300
Email: info@mattsplace.org
Eligibility: Ages 3-21 with behavioral disorders. Medicaid or other state sponsored programs, SelectHealth, DMBA, Blue Cross
Services Provided: Helps families and individuals ages 3 to 21, with behavioral disorders and who are on the autism spectrum, in a day treatment setting, intensive outpatient program, therapeutic after school programs, or group therapy. Social Work assessments 5 - 18 yrs old.
For older adolescents and young adults social and life skills activities (ages 15-18) are offered on and off-site.
Support group for families raising children with special needs
Autism Spectrum Disorder assessment
Provider Profiles: Reception hours: M - F 8 - 5 pm
Program hours: T - F 8 - 5 pm
Kirk Simon, MD Psychiatry
Sherlene Dean, APRN
Jane Peterson, LCSW, Clinical Director
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Last Updated: 7/30/2018

Draper, UT

Organization Name: Autism Solutions Utah
Address: 12222 South 1000 East, Suite 4
Draper, UT 84020
Phone: 801-735-3252
Email: info@autismsolutionsutah.com
Eligibility: Must have an IEP and autism diagnosis
Services Provided: Provides preschool through middle school services including one on one ABA therapy. Also provides an ABA clinic; do not be enrolled in school to do therapy at this site. Provides ABA therapy, social skills groups, and IEP consultations for children on the autism spectrum.
Provider Profiles: Wait time: Evaluation 2 weeks, 2 months to start ABA
2 locations, Draper and Layton; home services in Davis, Tooele, Weber, Juab, Sevier, Wasatch, Utah, Salt Lake, Washington, Millard, and Grand counties.
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Last Updated: 5/3/2018

Layton, UT

1848 North Hill Field Road, Ste 101 A
Layton, UT 84041
Phone: 801-735-3252
Address: 1848 North Hill Field Road, Ste 101 A
Layton, UT 84041
Phone: 801-735-3252
Email: info@autismsolutionsutah.com
Eligibility: For children who are diagnosed or suspected to be on the autism spectrum.
Services Provided: Provides ABA therapy, social skills groups, and IEP consultations for children on the autism spectrum.
Provider Profiles: ADOS testing
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Last Updated: 7/30/2018
Address: 327 West Gordon Avenue Ste 2
Layton, UT 84041
Phone: 385-424-1962
Fax: 385-424-0007
Email: admin@neurobcg.com
Eligibility: Must have an autism diagnosis
Services Provided: Offers services focused on fostering successful development in children, adolescents, adults, and families.
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Last Updated: 8/9/2018
Organization Name: Intermountain Healthcare
Address: 201 W Layton Pkwy, 3rd floor
Layton, UT 84041
Phone: 801-543-6630
Fax: 801-543-6680
Eligibility: Insurance coverage may depend on contractual participation - consult your member handbook or benefits officer.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Services Provided: Offers speech-language, occupational and physical therapy services at 4 outreach therapy sites. Offers comprehensive evaluation services and address each child's individual priorities in many areas including communication, self-care, social skills, sensory integration, eating, play skills, etc. Services for treating children with autism are available at all outpatient rehabilitation sites. Services include treatment for childhood obesity.
Custom therapy for:
Speech, language and cognitive delays
Hearing loss
Developmental delays
Physical challenges
Cerebral palsy
Down's syndrome
Autism
Feeding disorders
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Last Updated: 3/1/2018
2985 North 935 East Ste 7
Layton, UT 84040
Phone: 801-771-0273
Address: 2985 North 935 East Ste 7
Layton, UT 84040
Phone: 801-771-0273
Fax: 801-771-0221
Email: hello@ibehavetg.com
Eligibility: Individuals with an autism diagnosis
Services Provided: Providing comprehensive, individualized behavioral supports to families and individuals. Autism Spectrum Disorders - ADD / ADHD - Learning Disabilities - Behavior Disorders - School Consulting
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Last Updated: 4/3/2018

Logan, UT

Organization Name: Intermountain Healthcare
Address: 1400 North 500 East
Logan, UT 84341
Phone: 435-716-6440
Fax: 435-716-6441
Eligibility: Children ages 0 - 21 years
Services Provided: Cache Kids Pediatric Rehabilitation Services include: occupational therapy, speech and hearing therapy, and physical therapy.
Provider Profiles: M - F 8 - 6
Therapy appointments are usually 45 minutes to 1 hour in length. Appointment slots are the same every week or bi-weekly for therapy, so that there is consistency in visits.
Bracing and Torticollis will be scheduled on a per needed basis.
Steven R. Jensen, Audiology, Spanish services
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Last Updated: 5/23/2017

Orem, UT

800 West University Parkway MS 144
Melisa Nellesen Center for Autism
Orem, UT 84058
Phone: 801-863-7620
Organization Name: Utah Valley University (UVU)
Address: 800 West University Parkway MS 144
Melisa Nellesen Center for Autism
Orem, UT 84058
Phone: 801-863-7620
Email: Laurie.bowen@uvu.edu
Eligibility: 17-40 year olds who have graduated from high school who are able to academically succeed in college level courses with support.
Services Provided: Provides support for individuals on the Autism Spectrum Disorder to more fully realize their potential and utilize their strengths for enriched lives. Classes offered every semester focus on the skills needed to succeed in college as well as in everyday life.
Provider Profiles: Classes are generally held on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., and Saturday social activities usually are scheduled every other week. Cost is $300 per semester.
Application and interview process.
Laurie Bowen, M.Ed, BCBA Passages Program Director
Jessica Shepherd, CTRS
Jared Stewart, M.Ed
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Last Updated: 4/3/2018
Address: 568 East 1400 South
Orem, UT 84097
Phone: 801-854-7942
Email: robstherapy@gmail.com
Eligibility: Children or adults seeking a diagnosis. Minimum age varies by test.
Services Provided: Provides clinical psychological services specializing in child and family services.
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Last Updated: 3/6/2018

Pleasant Grove, UT

135 West Center Street
Pleasant Grove, UT 84062
Phone: 801-785-1169
Address: 135 West Center Street
Pleasant Grove, UT 84062
Phone: 801-785-1169
Fax: 801-785-1154
Eligibility: Children, teens, and adults. Self-pay. Accepts most insurance, private insurance: Medicaid (DCFS), EMI (Self-pay to clinic first for most, then patient will be reimbursed by insurance)
Services Provided: Our services include traditional Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Play Therapy, Sand Tray, Art Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, and Neurological Biofeedback.

Classes. “Parenting Towards Attachment” and “Child Parent Relationship Training,” are offered to enhance your growth and learning. “Social Skills” classes strengthen children’s abilities to make and keep relationships with their peers and with teachers and leaders.
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Last Updated: 1/29/2018

Provo, UT

1165 East 300 North
Provo, UT 84606
Phone: 801-520-5355
Organization Name: Wasatch Mental Health
Address: 1165 East 300 North
Provo, UT 84606
Phone: 801-520-5355
Fax: 801-375-4045
Eligibility: Elementary age youth and adolescents. Can be referred by parents, schools, therapists, court, doctors, or other services.
Services Provided: STRIDE is a program offered to improve emotional regulation and behavior management, and social skills for elementary aged students. XCEL is an adolescent treatment program for adolescents.
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Last Updated: 12/11/2017

Riverdale, UT

Organization Name: Utah Behavior Services - Salt Lake
Address: 5202 South Freeway Park Drive
Riverdale, UT 84405
Phone: 801-255-5131
Email: info@utbs.co
Eligibility: Anyone seeking behavioral or mental health services.
Services Provided: Utah Behavior Services provides behavioral and mental health services, speech therapy, and counseling.
Provider Profiles: (HMG)
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Last Updated: 4/9/2018

Riverton, UT

Organization Name: Intermountain Healthcare
Address: 3741 West 12600 South
Riverton, UT 84065
Phone: 801-571-3081
Fax: 801-571-4002
Eligibility: None, though insurance coverage may depend on contractual participation - consult your member handbook or benefits officer.
Services Provided: Offers speech-language, occupational and physical therapy services at 4 outreach therapy sites. Offers comprehensive evaluation services and address each child's individual priorities in many areas including communication, self care, social skills, sensory integration, eating, play skills, etc. Services for treating children with autism are available at all outpatient rehabilitation sites. Services include treatment for childhood obesity.
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Last Updated: 2/21/2018

Salt Lake City, UT

Address: 2224 East 3205 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84109
Phone: 801-231-9207
Email: susan@otjustforkids.com
Eligibility: For children up to 18 with developmental delays, autism, autism spectrum disorder, and sensory processing disorders. Cigna and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, DMBA, University of Utah Health Plans, and Private pay.
Services Provided: Just For Kids offers occupational therapy for children with developmental delays, autism spectrum disorder, and sensory processing disorders. Social skills classes and camps, writing camps, and field trips for children, as well as parent and teacher education classes.
Simple evaluations will determine whether or not occupational therapy is needed and what level of therapy would be most beneficial.
Provider Profiles: Susan Horn OTR/L, Sensory Integration Certified
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Last Updated: 4/3/2018
Address: 6013 Redwood Road
Salt Lake City, UT 84123
Phone: 801-255-5131
Fax: 801-255-5131
Eligibility: Anyone seeking behavioral or mental health services with a behavioral or mental health diagnosis.
Services Provided: A collaborative group providing behavior services, in-home training for families, support, and consultation with schools, childcare, and other providers. Behavior therapy, mental health, speech therapy, social skills. ABA 12-15 hours/week, 3 hour sessions.
Provides Speech Therapy to help individuals learn to effectively communicate their needs in all environments. Includes children with speech or language impairment, difficult to understand, or undiagnosed but struggling with speech production or comprehension at any level.
Day Treatment is provided in a center-based setting, in an environment that is similar to a classroom, with individualized treatment.
Services by age:
PALS (Partners in Attaining Life Skills): Preschool (3-6), 1:1 or 1:2 staff to client ratio, 15-30 hours of services weekly
STARS (Supplemental Teaching of Adaptation, Resources, and Skills): School age (6-10), 1:1 up to 1:3 staff to client ratio, 15-20 hours of services weekly
TEAM (Teaching Everyday Accommodations & Manners): Youth (10-15), 1:1 up to 1:3 staff to client ratio, 15-20 hours of services weekly
PEERS (Practicing Everyday Expectations with Respect and Success): Adolescent: (15+), 1:1 up to 1:4 staff to client ratio, 10-20 hours of services weekly
Ages 18+ 1:1 up to 1:4 staff to client ratio, 10-20 hours of services weekly
Provider Profiles: Sarah Sanders, M.Ed. B.C.B.A., Co-CEO
Natalie Whatcott, MS, BCBA, SSW, Co-CEO
Email from website, will respond within 48 hours.

Treatment Center locations: Salt Lake, Cedar City, Lehi, St. George
Cedar City: 1870 N. Main, Suite 102 Cedar City, UT 84721

Children’s Treatment Center 1067 E. Tabernacle St. Ste 7, St George. In-home services extend into Cedar City, Piute and Sevier Counties.
Adolescent & Adult Services 359 E Riverside Dr. Ste B, St George
St. George: 359 E. Riverside Dr., Ste B, St. George 84790 and 1067 E. Tabernacle St, Ste 7, St. George 84770.
Lehi: 216 E. Main Street, Lehi 84043
See brief introductory video on Utah Behavior Services: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xuFs4V5rJ4&index=3&list=PLGPZBtAtWIlWZ7RBq8HhA3u4Pm37DsZ1F
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Last Updated: 4/9/2018
622 West 500 North
Salt Lake City, UT 84116
Phone: 801-539-1590
Address: 622 West 500 North
Salt Lake City, UT 84116
Phone: 801-539-1590
TDD: --711
Fax: 801-539-1593
Eligibility: Youth ages 14-18, potential stipend. Must live in target neighborhood.
Wheelchair Accessible: Complete
Services Provided: Assists youth in a pre-employment training and life skills building environment. Within this environment, the youth have a wide array of experiences in which to practice the skills they learn - everything from drug and alcohol prevention to healthy family life styles, and from resume writing to community service. While youth learn these skills and give back to the community, they earn a bi-monthly stipend of $200 when required amount of hours is complete.
YouthWorks provides skill development in two areas:
Life skills development - resistance strategies, problem solving, conflict resolution, decision making, communication, goal setting, planning and implementation, team building, positive peer.
Employment skills development - project assessment, planning, development and implementation, cost breakdowns, budgeting, time management and organizing training.
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Last Updated: 5/1/2018

Sandy, UT

Organization Name: Easter Seals-Goodwill Northern Rocky Mountain
Address: 9035 South 700 East
The Children's Center
Sandy, UT 84070
Phone: 801-633-2091
Fax: 801-966-4289
Eligibility: Pediatric: young children, and youth ages 14 - 24 with special needs
Services Provided: Four programs and services that help children and adult of all abilities, including autism:
Wiggly Worm Sensory Processing Classes (Salt Lake City, Provo, St. George), ages 3-6, 8-week class series for parents and their children ages preschool through 6 who are experiencing sensory processing issues.
The P.L.A.Y. Project (Salt Lake City, Provo, St. George) In-home family-centered intervention program for children ages 14 months to 8 years on the autism spectrum.
Peer Connections (Salt Lake City, Utah County) Provides opportunities to students ages 14-21 with high-functioning autism to establish and enhance their relational skills, while exploring work and career situations: family and individual coaching on discovering the student’s vocational theme. 8 month program.
Enrichment Activities (Salt Lake City, Provo) We offer a variety of classes and activities designed to help children build skills in areas such as handwriting, sensory integration, communication and social interaction.
Provider Profiles: Salt Lake location Peer Connections: The Leonardo, 209 E 500 S
Provo location: 1185 East 300 North 84606-3539
St. George location: 162 North 400 East, Dept. of Workforce Services, Bldg B 84770

Peer Connections funding from Voc Rehab for pre-transition services for students who are potentially eligible for Voc Rehab, they have an IEP or have a medical or behavioral health recommendation. Students who are already “in plan” with VR are also eligible.
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Last Updated: 4/17/2018
9750 South 300 West
Sandy, UT 84070
Phone: 801-742-1706
Address: 9750 South 300 West
Sandy, UT 84070
Phone: 801-742-1706
Email: wholekidsutah@gmail.com
Eligibility: Ages 11 - 15
Services Provided: WholeKids offers group and individual teens and children wholeness experiences through fun and interactive workshops that create and inspire powerful, confident young people. They provide several workshops teaching these skills and values. A private organization; some scholarships.
Provider Profiles: Jay Bladen
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Last Updated: 6/13/2017

St. George, UT

Organization Name: Intermountain Healthcare
Address: 652 S Medical Center Dr LL10
Dixie Regional Medical Center
St. George, UT 84790
Phone: 435-251-2250
Fax: 435-251-2255
Services Provided: Treatment of neurological disorders, developmental delays, orthopedic conditions, behavioral disorders, attention disorders. Physical therapy includes obesity treatment. Provides therapy for lymphedema. Provides speech therapy: multiple speech-language pathologists who provide treatment for neurological disorders and developmental delays.
LiVe Well Center offers physical therapy, and lifestyle counseling in exercise, and nutrition.
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Last Updated: 3/22/2016
Organization Name: Utah Behavior Services - Salt Lake
Address: 1067 Tabernacle Suite 7
St. George, UT 84770
Phone: 435-633-4733
Fax: 801-255-5131
Eligibility: Anyone seeking behavioral or mental health services.
Services Provided: Utah Behavior Services provides behavioral and mental health services.

Day Treatment for Early Intervention (ages 2-5)
Day Treatment for School Children (ages 5-10)
Day Treatment for after school (ages 5-14)
Individual and Family Therapy
Home of our Chief Clinical Psychologist
Psychological Evaluations
Life Skills Groups for adolescents and young adults (14-21)
Speech and Occupational Therapy
Behavior Analysis Services
School Consultation and Advocacy
ABA Treatment in-home or in-center
Individual and Family Therapy
Parent Support Groups
Parenting Workshops
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Last Updated: 4/9/2018

Taylorsville, UT

Organization Name: Intermountain Healthcare
Address: 3845 West 4700 South
Taylorsville, UT 84118
Phone: 801-840-4360
Eligibility: none, though insurance coverage may depend on contractual participation - consult your member handbook or benefits officer
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Services Provided: Offers speech-language, occupational and physical therapy services at 4 outreach therapy sites. Offers comprehensive evaluation services and address each child's individual priorities in many areas including communication, self-care, social skills, sensory integration, eating, play skills, etc. Services for treating children with autism are available at all outpatient rehabilitation sites. Services include treatment for childhood obesity.
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Last Updated: 2/21/2018
Organization Name: Utah Behavior Services - Salt Lake
Address: 5558 South 1900 West Suite B
Taylorsville, UT 84118
Phone: 801-255-5131
Fax: 801-255-5131
Eligibility: Children, adults, families and couples
Services Provided: Utah Behavior Services provides behavioral and mental health services, speech therapy, and counseling.
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Last Updated: 4/9/2018

West Jordan, UT

Address: 8819 S Redwood Rd Suite B
West Jordan, UT 84088
Eligibility: Neurodiversities such as those labeled with Learning Disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Neuro-genetic Disorders, etc.
Services Provided: We offer a wide variety of therapy approaches, both in your home and in the community. Our specialists are able to create an Individualized Support Plan for each individual based on their needs and abilities. We do this through diagnostic services, combined with research-based intervention strategies to provide success for both the individual and family creating an ideal experience and measurable results.

CTR Supports provides...
Psychological Evaluations
Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA)
Parent Coaching
Behavior Supports
Verbal Behavior Interventions based off VB MAPP
Play Therapy
Executive Functioning Training
Educational Consultation
Functional Skills Training
Sibling Support Groups
Social Skills Therapy Groups
Summer and Holiday Camps
Service Coordination

Summer Programs include: Social Skills for Early Childhood; Social Skills for individuals entering 1st - 3rd grade; Language and Communication; Social Skills for individuals entering 4th - 6th grade; and Parent Workshops
Provider Profiles: Cobilynn Rogers, Co-Founder & Executive Director
Taryn Nicksic-Springer, PhD, BCBA-D, NCSP, Clinical Director
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Last Updated: 5/29/2018

MD

Rockville, MD

PO Box 1901
Rockville, MD 20849
Phone: 301-755-9485
Address: PO Box 1901
Rockville, MD 20849
Phone: 301-755-9485
Fax: 888-172-1425
Email: info@modelmekids.com
Services Provided: Videos for modeling social skills. Teaching tools for children, adolescents, and teenagers with Autism, Asperger Syndrome, and developmental delays. The videos are used by teachers, parents, and therapists.
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Last Updated: 7/10/2018