What is the Engage social skills program?
EXPLORATION | GROUPNESS | ACADEMICS
The Engage program is a comprehensive, out of the box solution for instructors engaged in teaching groups with learning disabilities. The program provides the step by step goals and specific activities that help you create a cohesive community of learners.
- A developmental approach to building the necessary social skills in a learner with special needs so that they can learn more and more from the world around them and their therapy or school setting. By breaking down social skills, Engage has focused on building the necessary foundation for any person to become an empowered participant in their world.
- A structured approach to the process of building trust, exploring, fostering groupness, and working together.
The Engage Social Skills program uses a three phase educational model (Exploration, Groupness and Academics) to train and support educators and therapists who work with groups of learners with special educational needs. The goal of the program is to provide innovative processes for working with groups of learners that may struggle with understanding social cues, making friends or learning new concepts in natural environments and group settings.
The program is available through our Unitus Therapy Intelligence cloud based data management service.
Engage in Action
Who is it for?
Any educator, parent or therapist who works with a group of learners can benefit from the Engage model of learning.
Why should you use it?
Instructors who have participated in the Engage social skills program indicate an increase in connectedness between themselves and their learners. They also report increased independence and effective communication from learners and a decrease in their need for adult support to participate. The program enables you as an instructor, therapist, or caregiver to set environments and provide structure and authentic activities to empower learners to be accountable, responsible, independent members of a group, no matter what level of challenge your group of learners faces.
How does it work?
We all build relationships as a way to navigate the world and be successful. This happens for some very easily, but for people with special needs it can be a struggle. This doesn’t mean that they can’t do it, rather that they may need more time or a modified approach. Engage provides specific goals for you to follow so that you do not miss any of the foundational pieces of the puzzle.