Skills, Training, & Engagement with Peers

Social S.T.E.P.s is a series of therapeutic group sessions (mini camps) for students who are meeting academic standards but are struggling with social interactions. S.T.E.P.s teaches social and emotional skills to students through fun and interactive lessons. Increased social skills can lead to better classroom success, increased peer relationships and more in depth communication with family members. S.T.E.P.s is organized and implemented by Speech Language Pathologists who have received extensive training in the area of Social Thinking.

Camp goals include building social awareness, self-management, relationships skills and conversational skills.

Social Awareness

Social Awareness includes identifying social cues and expected vs. unexpected behaviors, understanding listener interest and hidden social rules

Self Management

Self Management includes understanding and using facial expressions and intonation and providing appropriate reactions and solutions to problems

Conversation Skills

Conversation skills targets include initiating and maintaining conversation, making relevant comments, using slang and humor and adjusting language style.

Relationship Building

Relationship building skills include taking the perspective of others, participating in a group and adjusting language style based on situation and person.


Planned activities will allow participants ample opportunities to learn and practice these skills. Staff will utilize teachable moments to help provide functional, real life practice to campers.

Camp Information

Participants: 3rd-8th grade

10921 Reed Hartman Highway Suite 216
Cincinnati, OH 45242

Oct. 27, 2018; Jan. 19, 2019; Apr. 27, 2019
Grades 3-5, 9:00-10:30 a.m.
Grades 6-8, 11-12:30 p.m.

Cost per camper:
$50 per session
$125 if you register for all three sessions.


Registration deadline is one week prior to the start of camp

Make checks payable to: TherapyWorks Cincinnati, LLC

Send check with registration and release forms to:
Social STEPs summer camp,
c/o Carrie Steenbergen,
10999 Reed Hartman Highway Suite 216
Cincinnati, OH 45242

You will receive confirmation of registration via email.

Camp may be cancelled if enrollment does not allow to offer appropriate groups for skills acquisition. If enrollment does not allow for adequate groups a full refund will be given to registered campers.

For more information email