SERVING CHILDREN WITH
SPECIAL NEEDS & THEIR FAMILIES
Since 1950
physician referral

Group Intervention Services

Facilitated by Brandon Rodgers, PhD, LMFT, our center provides evidenced based Social Skills Groups for children with High Functioning Autism, Social Anxiety, and other children with difficulties navigating social situations. The program is modeled after the evidenced based curriculum of SSGRIN-HFA, a program included in SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices.

During the intervention, a multidisciplinary treatment approach is offered on skills such as verbal and nonverbal communication, listening skills, bullying, perspective taking, cooperation, compromise, and other social problem solving skills. The program utilizes rich graphical elements (e.g., video, comic strips, and workbooks), embraces interactive group activities, and emphasizes involvement from families and caregivers. The full intervention is an extensive 15 week program, generally comprised of 3-5 children between the ages of 7-12. To minimize disruption to a family’s schedule, the groups meet once a week after school hours.

Parents:

My Child is a Patient at the Siskin Center for Developmental Pediatrics
If would like to pursue a referral for your child and they are currently a patient at the Siskin Center for Developmental Pediatrics, please contact your medical provider (via the Patient Portal or at 423.490.7710) at the Siskin Center for Developmental Pediatrics for a potential referral.

My Child is Not a Patient at the Siskin Center for Developmental Pediatrics
If you are a parent with a child that is not currently seen at our center and you believe your child would benefit from our Social Skills Group Intervention services, please consider contacting your child’s primary care provider to discuss if a medical referral to the Siskin Center for Developmental Pediatrics is appropriate for your child.  

 

Private Schools:

The Child I Would Like to Refer Is Currently a Patient at the SCDP
If would like to pursue a referral for a child and they are currently a patient at the Siskin Center for Developmental Pediatrics, please discuss your concerns with the child’s parents. If the parents are interested, they can contact their medical provider (via the Patient Portal or at 423.490.7710) at the Siskin Center for Developmental Pediatrics for a potential referral.

The Child I Would Like to Refer Is Not a Patient at the SCDP
If you would like to pursue a referral for a child that is not a patient at the Siskin Center for Developmental Pediatrics, and you believe the child would benefit from our Social Skills Group Intervention services, please consider discussing your concerns with the child’s parents. If the parents are interested, they may contact the child’s primary care provider to discuss if a medical referral to the Siskin Center for Developmental Pediatrics is appropriate for their child.  



Physicians/Other Health Care Professionals:

The Child I Would Like to Refer Is Currently a Patient at the SCDP
If would like to pursue a referral for a child and they are currently a patient at the Siskin Center for Developmental Pediatrics, please discuss your concerns with the child’s parents. If the parents are interested, they can contact their medical provider (via the Patient Portal or at 423.490.7710) at the Siskin Center for Developmental Pediatrics for a potential referral.

The Child I Would Like to Refer Is Not a Patient at the SCDP
If you would like to pursue a referral for a child that is not a patient at the Siskin Center for Developmental Pediatrics, and you believe the child would benefit from our Social Skills Group Intervention services, please discuss your concerns with the child’s parents and consider if a medical referral to the Siskin Center for Developmental Pediatrics is appropriate for the child.


Additional Information: For additional information on our Behavioral Health Services, please visit the following links: Siskin Psychometric Evaluation Services, Siskin Individualized and Family Therapy Services, Siskin Social Skills Group Intervention and Siskin Parent Empowerment Series.