Social Skills Summer Camp for Youth Ages 7-12 (FULL)

Mon, July 7, 2014

Session 1: Monday - Friday, July 7-11 (FULL)
Session 2: Monday - Friday, July 14-18 (FULL)
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Arapaho United Methodist Church
1400 W. Arapaho Road
Richardson, TX 75080
(Please use east entrance)

Back by popular demand! The Down Syndrome Guild of Dallas is proud to support a summer camp that will challenge and enrich your child. This social skills camp is designed to help facilitate age-appropriate social skills and daily living skills in a small group setting. Children will learn empathy, problem-solving, relationship building, turn-taking, and many other skills needed for everyday life, while incorporating gross and fine motor skills. Teachers target social skills appropriate for each child utilizing video modeling, role-playing, and hands on activities. These social skills classes give each child a chance to learn appropriate skills to engage with peers and build friendships.

Camp Director, Yvette Pelikan, is a graduate of Texas Tech University earning a degree in Human Development with a minor in Social Work. She holds a Masters degree from the University of Texas at Arlington in Social Work. Yvette is a Licensed Masters Social Worker and a Certified Special Ed. and General Ed. teacher. As an Associate Behavior Analyst, Yvette supervised behavior therapists in her district, created goals and objectives for student IEP's, developed student programming, as well as provided consultation to teachers and parents.

Camp is free to DSG members, but space is limited and participants must register by contacting Cara Prentice at cara@downsyndromedallas.org or calling (214) 267-1374 ext. 3. Space is limited to 1 session per family. Please register no later than June 20, 2014. When registering, please include child’s name and age, the session you want to attend, and your e-mail address for confirmation and detailed instructions.