Social Thinking Groups and Labs

social thinking group at the parish school

Groups Offered

Student Groups

Social Learning groups are available for students between the ages of preschool (4 years old) and high school (19 years old).  These groups meet for one hour weekly each semester (fall, spring and summer).  Those students attending The Parish School receive additional push-in services in their classrooms so they can apply the Social Learning concepts in real situations.  Our groups are carefully structured to include students of similar social communication levels and social needs, as well as age.  A maximum of four students are accepted in most groups, although a few accept 5-6 students.  We also offer individual therapy focusing on Social Thinking® concepts if that is determined to be the more appropriate setting for your child.  Social Thinking® is most successful for children who have average to above average learning potential, solid language abilities, and an awareness of other children around them.

Steps for Enrollment in Groups:

  1. Contact The Carruth Center at to initiate the application process and find out about available spots.  Once we have your contact information we will send you the necessary paperwork to return to us so our Social Learning clinicians can know more about your child’s needs.
  2. Schedule a Social Learning consultation with one of our Social Learning clinicians.  For those children not enrolled at The Parish School, the fee for this consultation is $85.00 payable at the time of service.  For those children enrolled at The Parish School, the cost of the consultation is covered by tuition.  This consultation will take approximately 45 minutes.
  3. Once a group is found that meets your child’s social communication level and need, a service agreement will be sent to you to sign and return so they can begin participating in group.  If we do not currently have a group that meets your child’s needs or the group we have is full, we will add you to our waitlist as well as give you the name of other providers who may be able to meet your child’ needs.

Contact Us

Interested in finding out more about Social Learning or receiving a consultation to determine if our groups are a good match for your child’s social needs?

Contact The Carruth Center at or 713.935.9088.