Social skills is not just a single period during the week at IVDU Long Island, but skills that are incorporated throughout the day on an ongoing basis. Our students are constantly using what they are taught during their social skills lessons led by our clinical team, and applying those skills in every interaction.

Children are seen playing structured board games, taking turns, following directions independently, as they are able to bring their classroom lessons to life! Our social work interns push into classrooms during recess, lunch, and special activities times to support classroom staff in carrying out the lessons that are being taught.

The students have learned how to initiate play amongst their peers and enjoy using their newfound skills to interactively play together from board games and beyond!