TEEN NIGHT PIZZA PARTY! (this is a monthly social skills event)
Join us for fun and games! Led by teachers and therapists.
January 2020 date TBA: 7 – 8:15 pm, $40 (cost includes pizza & drinks)
Limited space: Call 914.737.ZONE(9663) to register!
Zen Zone recognizes the need for teenagers and young adults to be socially aware, appropriate, involved and connected with their peers. When teens have difficulty understanding and utilizing social rules, concepts, and all the fun social nuances of teen life, Teen Talk can help by providing a systematic approach in acquiring and mastering these skills. Teen Talk guides multiple aspects of social communication, non-verbal expression, and emotional regulation while keeping in mind the age-appropriateness of materials and activities.
Teen Talk is led by the experienced team of Casey and Christina.
Casey is a licensed speech-language pathologist experienced in pediatrics through geriatrics. She currently works locally with the high school population, including students with autism and related diagnoses. She loves approaching treatment from a functional and life skills standpoint with the goal of independence at the forefront. She always considers the whole person when planning and leading sessions, collaborating with other professionals as needed in order to keep the motor, academic, and social-emotional needs of the student in mind.
Christina has been a Special Educator for 13 years and has worked with both children and adults. She currently works as a Life Skills teacher. The majority of her students are diagnosed with autism and related disorders. In addition to her teaching license, she has a graduate certificate from Penn State in Applied Behavior Analysis. It is with the teen/young adult population where she has truly found her professional calling. She approaches teaching/learning with a focus on the whole student. This means including functional experiences, social/emotional support, and developing skills to enhance quality of life.
Ongoing weekly Teen Talk courses TBS…