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

Bountiful, UT

Organization Name: Intermountain Healthcare
Address: 280 North Main Street 2nd floor
Bountiful, UT 84010
Phone: 801-292-8665
Fax: 801-292-8667
Eligibility: Children and adults age 0 - 21 years
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

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, private insurance providers, private pay and charitable sources
Services Provided: A nonprofit day treatment center focused on helping families and individuals with social and behavioral struggles, and those on the autism spectrum. An intensive outpatient program offers therapeutic after school or group therapies.
For older adolescents and young adults social and life skills activities (ages 15-18) are offered on and off-site.
Provider Profiles: Reception hours: M - F 8 - 5 pm
Program hours: T - F 8 - 5 pm
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Last Updated: 3/9/2017

Draper, UT

Address: 12222 South 1000 East, Suite 4
Draper, UT 84020
Phone: 801-735-3252
Email: info@autismsolutionsutah.com
Languages Spoken: Spanish
Eligibility: Utah Autism Waiver Program, Tricare, Cigna, Select Health, UnitedHealthCare, Optum, Aetna, Medicaid
Services Provided: 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: 8/14/2017

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: HMG
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Last Updated: 4/5/2017
Organization Name: Stewart Rehabilitation Center, 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: 2/21/2018

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

Organization Name: Intermountain Healthcare - Utah County
Address: 527 West 400 North, Ste 2
Orem, UT 84057
Phone: 801-714-3505
Fax: 801-714-3520
Eligibility: Children 0-21 years old. The center specializes in children with speech, language and cognitive delays, hearing loss, developmental delays, physical challenges, cerebral palsy, down's syndrome, autism, and feeding disorders, although anyone can walk in and see if their child is eligible for services.
Services Provided: Works with children throughout their developmental years, from ages 0-21 and provide diagnostic testing and treatment for a variety of child-related illnesses, physical disabilities and other activities that affect a child's daily activities.

Treat all speech-language disorders. Five speech therapists.
Provider Profiles: Located at the Orem Community Hospital.
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Last Updated: 5/9/2017
800 West University Parkway
Melisa Nellesen Center for Autism
Orem, UT 84058
Phone: 801-863-8759
Organization Name: Utah Valley University (UVU)
Address: 800 West University Parkway
Melisa Nellesen Center for Autism
Orem, UT 84058
Phone: 801-863-8759
Email: Laurie.bowen@uvu.edu
Eligibility: 18-40 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: 9/20/2017

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

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

7084 South 2300 East, Suite 215
Salt Lake City, UT 84121
Phone: 801-944-4555
Address: 7084 South 2300 East, Suite 215
Salt Lake City, UT 84121
Phone: 801-944-4555
Fax: 801-807-1008
Email: clair@wasatchfamilytherapy.com
Eligibility: Children ages 7-12
Wheelchair Accessible: yes
Services Provided: Outpatient individual mental health therapy
Outpatient family therapy
Outpatient group therapy
Provider Profiles: Issues treated:
Fear, worry & anxiety; obsession/compulsions
Sadness, hopelessness, & depression
Inattention & hyperactivity
Rule breaking, defiance, & "acting out"
Severe mood swings & bursts of rage
Eating & body image problems
Mental health problems with co-existing chronic medical conditions
Somatoform and conversion disorders
Trauma / Adverse Life Events

Treatment Methods:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
Family Therapy
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Trauma-Informed Method / Model(s)
Play Therapy

Play Therapy- Registered Play Therapist Supervisor
EMDR - level 2 training complete- working towards certification
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Last Updated: 6/5/2017
Address: 5667 South Redwood Road Ste 6B
Salt Lake City, UT 84123
Phone: 801-979-1351
Fax: 801-905-1161
Languages Spoken: Spanish Services Available
Eligibility: Self-pay, Self-pay sliding scale. Health Insurance: Optum/Salt Lake County Medicaid, State Medicaid, Foster Care Medicaid, CVR, Blue Cross, United Health Care, UHC, WISE, Value Options, EAP, Aetna, PEHP
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Services Provided: A group family therapy practice, providing outpatient and in-home services for families and individuals; behavioral management strategies.
Outpatient individual mental health therapy
Outpatient family therapy
Outpatient group therapy
Medication Management
Skills Development Services
Respite

Issues Treated:
Fear, worry & anxiety; obsession/compulsions
Sadness, hopelessness, & depression
Inattention & hyperactivity
Rule breaking, defiance, & "acting out"
Severe mood swings & bursts of rage
Autism & related disorders
Eating & body image problems
Mental health problems with co-existing chronic medical conditions
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Last Updated: 4/11/2017
1155 East 3300 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84106
Phone: 801-463-9067
Address: 1155 East 3300 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84106
Phone: 801-463-9067
Eligibility: Birth to adult
Services Provided: A music and movement education center for children.
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Last Updated: 4/12/2017
Organization Name: University of Utah Health Care
Address: 650 Komas Drive Ste 206 (2100 East)
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
Phone: 801-587-8020
Fax: 801-585-5723
Email: asdc@hsc.utah.edu
Languages Spoken: Spanish, University of Utah's insurance, Healthy U Medicaid
Eligibility: Sees individuals of all ages from toddlers through adults, and individuals of any functioning level from very severe to very mild. Some financial assistance as scholarships, Hope Grant.
Services Provided: Our team has extensive education and experience in understanding the needs of people with autism spectrum disorders. We have worked across the continuum of care, including public schools, hospitals, day treatment settings, and outpatient settings.
Services:
Autism spectrum disorder assessment
Social skills groups for children, adolescents and adults
Individual/Family therapy
Psychiatric consultation
Behavior Management
School consultations
Early intervention services
Referral support to occupational and speech therapies
Opportunities to participate in research to help us better understand ASD
Additional therapeutic and educational groups
Provider Profiles: 2 month wait time
We are a partnership between the Department of Psychiatry, the Neurobehavior HOME Program, and the University Neuropsychiatric Institute.
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Last Updated: 9/21/2017
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: 5/9/2017

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 - 21 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: 1/10/2018
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

South Jordan, UT

319 West 11000 South
South Jordan, UT 84095
Phone: 801-565-7442
Organization Name: Jordan School District
Address: 319 West 11000 South
South Jordan, UT 84095
Phone: 801-565-7442
Fax: 801-302-4985
Eligibility: Classes and lending library are open to anyone in the area.
Wheelchair Accessible: Entry and Bathroom(s)
Services Provided: Offers quarterly classes/support groups addressing parenting, anger management, divorce, safeguarding children, social skills for elementary age children, self esteem and mindfulness classes for youth and social skills for children, youth and young adults on the Autism Spectrum. Short-term child centered family counseling is offered at no cost to Jordan School District families. School psychologists teach classes, run support groups, conduct intake appointments and offer counseling.
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Last Updated: 12/11/2017

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

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

MD

Rockville, MD

PO Box 1901
Rockville, MD 20849
Phone: 301-755-9485
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Address: PO Box 1901
Rockville, MD 20849
Phone: 301-755-9485
Fax: 888-172-1425
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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: 11/23/2016