Therapy | Social Skills Programs| Executive Function Coaching
Offices in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania & Linwood, New Jersey
Ryan Wexelblatt, LCSW- Director
Our Upcoming Programs
Do any of these describe your son?
As the only social skills programs in the United States that are designed specifically for boys and taught from a male perspective we teach boys how to authentically relate and connect with their similar-age male peers. Additionally, we are the only social skills provider in the United States who focuses on treating social anxiety in boys.
Some of the skills we cover include:
-Understanding how you come across to others and understanding others’ thoughts, feelings and intentions
-Learning how to show an interest in others
-Developing situational awareness (reading a room)
-Learning how to ‘go with the flow’ for the sake of others
-Managing social anxiety around similar-age peers
-Moving friendships beyond “lunch table friends” to outside of school friends -Unlearning “social skills” that sound awkward to similar-age boys and learning natural sounding male-male social communication
At Center for ADHD our programs are based on the Social Thinking® methodology. Pioneered by world renowned expert Michelle Garcia Winner, Social Thinking builds the fundamental skills that we all need to function socially, such as perspective-taking, reading nonverbal cues and learning how to be cognitively flexible.
Ryan Wexelblatt, Center for ADHD Director has completed more training in using the Social Thinking methodology than any social skills provider throughout the Philadelphia area and Southern New Jersey. He received a Social Thinking® Clinical Training Level 1 Certificate of Completion and applies the framework to our different programs.
We are the only provider of social skills programs in the Philadelphia area and South Jersey that focuses on teaching social skill to individuals diagnosed with ADHD.
We carefully screen all participants who attend our programs to ensure the right fit. We do not use a “one size fits all” approach where students are simply grouped together by age.
Our current social skills programs for boys
Center for ADHD provides a high-specialized specialized, skill-building approach in order to learn practical strategies and skills to compensate for lagging skills found in these profiles. We offer both individual sessions as well as small groups. Parents are always involved in learning with their children.
We understand from a male perspective how to make therapy an enjoyable and successful experience for boys and young men who may have any aversion to participating in therapy based on their past experiences.
Areas we frequently work on during our sessions include:
Topics frequently addressed with parents include:
Our individual social skills instruction is based on the Social Thinking methodology. Social Thinking®, a methodology developed by Michelle Garcia Winner is designed for individuals with average to above average cognitive ability. This groundbreaking methodology involves teaching the “why” behind social communication so individuals can learn how to think in a social context and apply skills relevant to the situation.
Our approach to teaching executive functioning isn’t about just telling students what to do, it’s getting to the root of executive functioning weaknesses and building skills that have not developed naturally. Additionally, we teach parents how to help their child move from being “prompt-dependent” to independent.
We teach user-friendly specific skills and strategies which include:
Executive Function Coaching is done in individual sessions with Ryan Wexelblatt, Center for ADHD Director.
For nearly 20 years, Ryan has dedicated himself to working with students with social learning and executive functioning challenges often associated with ADHD, learning disabilities and Asperger’s syndrome.
Previously, he worked as a Clinician at Hill Top Preparatory School and Y.A.L.E. School Cherry Hill and Philadelphia campuses. He also created and directed social learning programs including Hill Top Summer Camp, Camp Sequoia, and Sequoia Kids Program. He is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Temple University.
He’s also one of the few professionals in the Philadelphia and South Jersey areas to have earned a Social Thinking® Clinical Training Level 1 Certificate of Completion.
Well known in the Philadelphia area ADHD and Asperger’s communities, Ryan has presented to parent groups throughout the Northeast including CHADD (Children and Adults with ADHD). His national speaking engagements include the International Conference on ADHD, the Social Thinking® Global Providers Conference, and the Autism Society National Conference. He has presented to peers and colleagues at the Florida Statewide Autism Conference, Gwynedd Mercy Autism Conference, the Pennsylvania Secondary Transition Conference and the American Camp Association Tri-State Conference. Ryan is known for his authentic, affable presentation style.
Originally from Narberth, Pennsylvania Ryan serves on the professional advisory board of the BuxMont CHADD chapter. He and his son, Austin, who attends vocational school for carpentry, live with their dog Sasha, a Bergamasco sheepdog.