2018 Fall Social Skills Groups

Fall Social Skills Groups

Stokan Jaggers & Associates will be providing social skills groups this Fall due to popular demand.  Groups are set to begin the week of September 11th so that students will have adequate time to adjust to their new school schedules.  Each group will consist of no more than five students.  Stokan Jaggers & Associates’ Social Groups are peer groups designed to strengthen the social interaction & communication skills of children, teens and young adults who are experiencing social difficulties.  SJ&A believes that participants will learn through their positive experiences, and we provide a safe environment to encourage active participation and practice social skills, complete with supports to promote success and independence.

Social Skills groups allow individuals to learn better conversational skills, learn the nuances of verbal and nonverbal communication, develop appropriate assertiveness and cooperative play skills, differentiate between being a leader versus a follower, learn appropriate etiquette for a variety of social situations, as well as learn how to develop and build friendships.   Additional advantages of Group Therapy are real time peer feedback, and the potential for the development of healthy peer relations both in and out of Group.

Topics Include:

Understanding and Managing Anger

Making and Keeping Friends

Taking Responsibility

Building Character

Conversation Skills

Responding to Teasing

Self-Assessment and Reflection

Replacing Bad Habits

Organization and Planning

Understanding Social Contexts

Interacting with Girls and Women

Reading and Sending Social Cues

Dr. Tom Merriman holds a Doctor of Education and has credentials in Professional School Counseling and several additional fields. He has been a member of the SJ&A team for nearly five years and has either counseled or taught at every level from Pre-K through Post Graduate.  Dr. Merriman specializes in social skills and seeks practical measurable behavioral change leading to social effectiveness.


Semester Tuition is $950 which includes twelve sessions and a $50 registration/materials fee.   This is a semester tuition, thus there will be no refunds for missed courses.


Registration opens August 1st.  Semester Tuition is required to secure a spot in the desired group.  We encourage families to register as soon as possible as spaces are limited.


You may choose either the Tuesday or the Saturday session, however, you can not switch back and forth between the two.

Tuesdays:    Upper Elementary at 5:00; Jr. High at 5:45; High School at 6:30; and Young Adult at 7:15.


Saturdays:    Upper Elementary at 1:00; Jr. High at 1:45; High School at 2:30; and Young Adult at 3:15.


For More Information:

If you would like further information about our Fall Groups, please contact Dr. Tom Merriman at our office at 281-394-2005, or via email at drmerriman@stokanjaggers.com.