Intensive Social Intervention Program to Improve Executive Functioning, On Task and Flexible Behaviors
Unstuck and On Target® is a 14-week evidence-based curriculum designed to improve flexibility in children with autism and ADHD. The program includes moderated groups for both clients and parents, where each learn strategies they can work on together to improve generalization of skills. While children engage in group activities, the adults participate in clinical sessions that combine lecture, role playing and observation of the child group – enabling them to apply Unstuck skills in everyday scenarios, from morning routines to getting homework done.
The program is appropriate for students age 8-11 who are on grade level academically, highly verbal and able to learn through a verbal-based instructional format.
Topics of Instruction for Students
- Handle unexpected events
- Cope with disappointment and frustration
- Keep an open mind
- Navigate disagreements with friends
- Set and achieve goals
- Distinguish a “big deal” from a “little deal”
- Learn how to compromise
- Create a Plan B when Plan A doesn’t work
- How to self-advocate
- How to be a successful group member
Topics of Instruction for Parents
- Support their child in using Unstuck strategies
- Tell a “can’t” from a “won’t
- Strategies for being more effective coaches
- Help their child successfully navigate their day
- Help their child reach goals at home and school
- How to embed Unstuck and On Target strategies into various daily routines
Group Duration: 12 weeks, programs begin in the Fall (Sept) and Spring (March) semesters
Meeting Day & Time: Wednesdays 4-5pm (Kids group) 7-8pm (Parent group)
Location: 8401 Connecticut Ave, Suite 1000, Chevy Chase, MD 20815. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, is currently meeting virtually; please note that our licensing requires all UnStuck® participants to reside in the greater Washington DC Metro Area, despite group sessions occurring online.
- Complete the confidential online application below.
- A member of our staff will process the application and call to schedule a free, phone intake to discuss the program.
- Following the intake, both the parent and child enrolling in the program must attend a 1-hour group meet-and-greet session to determine if admission is appropriate.