Q. What is a Social Skills Coach?
A. A Coach is a mental health professional who assists clients in working through their issues using an experiential approach.
Q. Who will benefit from Social Skills Coaching?
A. Anyone can. Wendy specializes in providing social skills training to teens and adults with developmental, social, and intellectual disabilities, such as autism, Asperger Syndrome, nonverbal learning disability, ADHD, social anxiety, and brain injury. Wendy has a great deal of experience working with teens and adults with special needs.
Q. What happens during a session?
A. Multiple modalities are used to demonstrate and complement the teaching sessions. These include conversations, role-play, scripting, audio-visuals, and other necessary props to make the lesson as concrete and easy-to-master as possible.
Q. How are sessions conducted?
A. This format consists of individuality tailored hourly sessions based on the client’s learning style and identified goals.
Q. How are the social skills lessons structured?
A. During each social skills consultation session, we will design an individualized social skills plan using a syllabus of choices. This syllabus highlights the social skills necessary to ultimately enable an individual to feel more confident in social situations.
Q. Do you use uniform plan for each client?
A. An individualized social skills plan will be designed, based on each client’s unique goals and needs. The client is an integral part of the design of this plan.
Q. Where do sessions take place?
A. Virtual technology is used in my office to create a real time environment, which is critical to an individual with Asperger’s learning style. If possible, sessions are held in the real venue of the identified goal.
Q. How much do social skills lessons cost?
A. The initial session is a Consultation session which costs a one time fee of $85. Each session (face to face, phone, or Skype) after that is charged at an hourly rate of $65, or a half hour rate of $35. Necessary follow up/preparatory services are charged at $30 per half hour. These services include but are not limited to: telephone support, responding to e-mails from the client or on their behalf, focused research for the individual client, and telephone calls on a client’s behalf. *
For current service fees, please contact Wendy at: firstname.lastname@example.org