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How to Help Your Socially Awkward Pre-Teen Make Friends

With Jamie Hughes, MA, SLP of The KIDnections Group

Presented: 2014

Description of Presentation

Jamie Hughes reviews tips and strategies to help socially awkward pre-teens to make friends, including specific activities for helping with:

  • Eye Contact
  • Idioms
  • Reading/Interpreting Emotions
  • Staying on Topic

Hughes also discusses why a social skills coach and social skills groups can help struggling pre-teens.

Books

The Science of Making Friends, (w/DVD): Helping Socially Challenged Teens and Young Adults by Elizabeth Laugeson

Note: This book and more are available in The Westlake Porter Public Library (WPPL) Special Needs Section (Cuyahoga County/Westlake residency not required).

Other Resources

FriendMaker (iTunes)

Jaime Hughes Podcast

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Phone: 1-440-250-5563
Email: info@connectingforkids.org

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Westlake, Ohio 44145

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