Social Development

Randi McCreesh

TQS students have...

"a Light within that allows them to be seen, heard, and appreciated."

Master of Education: Curriculum Development and Instruction

Certified Community Health Worker

Trauma Informed Practices Certificate

Sexual Assault Counselor Certification

Helping Students Communicate & Build Relationships

Many students struggle with social interactions.  They may not feel comfortable starting conversations with their peers, and may experience anxiety and frustration in social settings.

Our Social Development program addresses these challenges by teaching and reinforcing social skills.
  • Communicate in their environment
  • Understand the perspective of others
  • Recognize their impact on others, and on the environment
  • Understand the importance of manners and respect for one another
  • Understand nonverbal communication
  • Use positive communication to build relationships
  • Deal with frustration
About our Social Skills Program
  • Social skills are woven into everything we do at The Quaker School at Horsham.
  • Students attend Social Skills class once per week.
  • Each month, our Social Skills team focuses on a new social skill.  Our Social Skills Gazette provides families with an overview of classroom lessons, and suggestions to practice at home.
  • The class incorporates role-playing, skits and scripting, which helps students learn to put themselves in the shoes of others.
  • Teachers use the same language across the curriculum to reinforce these skills (for example, we refer to "expected and unexpected" behavior, rather than "good or bad" behavior).
  • The program follows the curriculums of Michelle Garcia Winner: Super Flex®, Social Thinking®, and Zones of Regulation®.

Social Skills Gazette

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Upcoming Events

Upper School families are invited to a Lunch and Learn focused on College Planning for Students with Complex Challenges beginning at 12:00 p.m.  Laura Sibbald, Executive Director of Neurodiversity Initiatives from Chestnut Hill College and Kristen Tabun, Director of Transition from TQS will review with families how to know if their student is ready for college, what to do now to support a transition, and how to successfully navigate the many changes students will face in college.