The TLC and
mASCot team up to deliver Social Detectives and Cadets
Courses over the year. The two groups sometimes run
together, but will separate for age appropriate activities. To book places
and find out more please email
Courses are run through the year
objective of this programme is to help children on the autistic spectrum
develop and enhance some specific social skills. Understanding what personal
space is, how to interrupt, reading body language, making jokes, coping with
demands/transitions, compromising, taking turns, being a good friend, being in
a group situation, playing a game and so on, are all skills that most children
seem to just ‘learn’ but children with ASC often find hard and that’s what we
aim to help with. The Social Detectives programme combines carefully structured
sessions within a fun-filled, creative, engaging and interactive learning
environment. It utilises teaching, principles and strategies derived from the
leaders in the field of social skills eg Pamela Wolfberg’s integrated play
therapy, Michelle Garicia-Winner’s Social Thinking and Autism.
attending this group are approx 7 - 12 years old, are able to read, and take
activities that explore more of the complex
subtleties of social interaction eg going with the flow of a conversation, body
language, the differences between what people say and what they might mean or
Was set up to cater for children of a younger age and stage (approx 4 - 6 years old)
- who might not be able to read yet and is more geared up for building the foundations
eg. turn taking, playing with or even alongside peers, listening skills,
learning to learn skills, coping with transitions or demands/requests etc
carers welcome to sit in the sessions and assist or observe. You can also
choose to take a break, have a cuppa and a chat with other grown ups .
siblings/friends are welcome
and actively invited to join the group as it’s
really fantastic to have them to model behaviours (no additional charge for
Consultation with parents
will take place
ahead of the courses in order to build in addressing specific issues that
individual children require, this ensures that the programme of activities is bespoke to the children taking part.
£42 for the 6
week course (ie £7 per session).
if the fee is a barrier to accessing the course please contact Mimi directly
and we’ll work something out.