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    Social Skills Groups

    Black Hills Behavior is excited to offer Social Skills Groups to our clients in the Rapid City area. These groups feature lessons and curriculum that is customized to the learners, limited group sizes, and conducted conveniently on the westside of Rapid City. All groups are led by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) with more than 15 years experience working with children with and without developmental disabilities.

    We pull from a variety of social skills programs, including Social Thinking, Fast Track Friendship Group Manual, Model Me Kids, AIM, and the experiences gained from 15 years of working with elementary-age children in both the general and special education settings. We use all of our resources to provide specific programs to meet the needs of each student we serve, pulling from research-based curriculum options and principles of ABA.

    Within our social skills group, we will have high-quality instruction, and we welcome the inclusion of neuro-typically developed siblings to groups in order to serve as models and support with the acquisition and practical application of the concepts learned during group. We currently serve elementary-grade students, and look forward to adding services for pre-teens and teenagers in the near future. Group activities may consist of behavior skills training, role play, natural environment teaching, directed discussions, and video modeling.

    All groups are currently meeting in a classroom at our Rapid City clinic. This provides us with a good amount of space, including table space and areas to get up and participate in movement activities. Parents are welcome to run errands, go have coffee, or wait in the comfortable lobby area during our social skills sessions.

    Upcoming Groups

    Friendship Skills

    Sorry! This group is now closed. Please be on the lookout for our next group!

    Does you child struggle to get along with his/her peers?  Is making friends a struggle?  We’d love to have him/her join us for our 4-week Friendship Skills Social Skills Group.  All groups are led by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).  Some topics we’ll cover include:

    • Introducing Yourself
    • Getting to Know Each Other
    • What is a Friend?
    • Giving and Receiving Compliments

    There will only be one group for this session:

    • 2nd-4th Grade: 5:00-6:00PM


    • $119 for all 4 sessions
    • FREE consultation to determine if the group is appropriate for the child and determine session goals