Individualized planning is the cornerstone of Manville’s clinical service delivery to children and families, creating treatments that are effective and sustainable. Our clinicians, working closely with the child’s Manville team and family, develop plans that include specific objectives and long-term goals. Each child’s program includes a combination of individual work and group therapy, using evidence-based interventions whenever possible.
Manville’s group therapy program provides children with training experiences in social skills, effective communication, coping, and problem-solving skills. Within a group context, children are taught to manage themselves and meet their social needs, while learning to consider others and develop skills for creating and maintaining relationships. These skills include problem-solving skills; anger management; bullying prevention; social pragmatics instruction and practice, and basic skills for social/emotional development and empathy for others.
In addition to skills training groups, Manville also offers time-limited groups for siblings of students. These provide an opportunity for understanding, support and skills for siblings in navigating their experience.