832 Route 15, Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849

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Social Children = Happy Children

Applying Learning Strategies To Social Settings

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Developing Children's Social Skills In Small Groups

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Brain Stormers

Active engagement in building self awareness, body awareness, and being able to understand and identify feelings &emotions

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Brain Busters

Building on the Brainstormer foundation, here we will emphasize the co-existence and understanding of multiple perceptions in a social group and actively practice them in context--examining the motives of others while building better observational skills to interpret and respond utilizing both self awareness and external awareness.

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Rocket Scientists

This is an ongoing evolution of refinement. Thef ocus here is Integrating all previously learned foundational skills to become more fluid. Active problem solving techniques will be practiced, emotional management, nuances of the social world will be explored, friendships, peer groups, higher level conversations and refining active listening skills.


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Super Stars

At the end of this process, our super stars will be able to independentl yself monitor theiractions with others -- and their reactions to situations. Social skills are based on a continuum and it notonly applies to children with social deficits, but also building on life skillsthat will create young adults with more confidence, better leadership capability and improve relationships as they prepare for college and jobs.

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For the initial appointment, please choose a time when at least one parent or guardian can accompany the child to the Center.

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Press Release

Certified School Psychologist Bari Bristow has launched the Bristow Center in Lake Hopatcong, NJ. After 33 years in public education and advocacy for families, she discovered that many children evidence social developmental gaps and are struggling with peer interactions and at an increasing rate... Read More >

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