Social Skills Group

Solving Communication Problems in Kids

Social Skills Group

The USF Silver Child Development Center is hosting several workshops that will help your child improve their interpersonal skills.

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The 8-week workshops cover topics critical to improving how your child interacts with others. Children who have benefited from previous workshops have had average to above average spoken language skill ability. Groups have included children with Asperger's Syndrome, ADHD/ADD, and children with no diagnosis who are having challenges developing social relationships.

What your child will learn:
  • Appropriate use of language to express self
  • Awareness of how their behavior affects others
  • Problem solving skills
  • How to develop good relationships
What you will learn:
  • Your child's individual social profile
  • How to use lessons taught to your child in the workshops at home
  • How to work with teachers to apply learned concepts
  • How to help your child increase social networks

Program Facilitator

Brenda Curtwright, PhD, CCC-SLP, is a licensed speech-language pathologist and holds the national certificate of clinical competence through the American Speech and Hearing Association. Dr. Curtwright specializes in social skills and pragmatic skill development.

Photo of Brenda Curtwright, PhD, CCC-SLP

To Register

Please call (813) 974-8067 or e-mail Dr. Brenda Curtwright at to schedule your child for the pragmatics/social skills program.

Social Skill Work Group

Program Schedule and Costs


An intake interview will need to be scheduled to determine a base level of functioning of your child which will cost $250 self-pay.