Providing engaging and enjoyable social groups across Cheshire
"I have had the the good fortune to work with Adam running social skills groups for autistic children that incorporated a wide range of techniques, I have never met anyone who can engage children better. He understands their needs and knows how to teach in a structured and effective manner."
"We had the good fortune of meeting Adam when he stepped in to oversee an activity run by ChAPS (Cheshire Autism Practical support) a while ago. He seemed very passionate about making sure he could engage with all the children at whatever level they were happy with. He used his enthusiasm to engage my boys in sporting activities for a whole hour...no mean feat. So when I heard he taught social skills classes, myself and another parent engaged his services over the summer break so our boys could have some fun outside whilst benefiting from learning turn taking, team working and helping to build self esteem and confidence. My boys have really enjoyed each session so far and I think the fact that it is a man running the sessions as well helps with engaging the boys. We hope to continue and build on the lessons in more formal group sessions in the near future."
It has been wonderful having Adam working with our son at Kings school. The social skills classes have really helped him develop conversational and listening skills, and understand the importance of taking it in turns to speak and in turn helped him develop good friendships. He finds the one-to-one sessions extremely enjoyable and fun! Adam relates well with our son and by sharing an interest in Minecraft and Nintendo they have built up a good rapport. It is also beneficial that Adam gives feedback to the teachers to build on the skills learnt in the sessions. We thoroughly recommend Adam’s lessons.
"Adam was a burst of energy during his visit to our social skills group at Brine Leas School! Equipped with an arm full of games and some fantastic dancing skills, Adam's session filled our students with enthusiasm. They absolutely loved Adam and it was brilliant to see them in a different light."
"We had the very good fortune to have Adam coach our son (and importantly his peers as well) over an 18 month period in the social skills he would never pick up ' by osmosis' . Adam uses a mix of structured 1:1 work , then gradually bringing in peers to practice the 'theory' in real life social situations - but always in a safe environment minimising anxiety. By blending the street cred of an ex pro footballer, with the ability to make social skills activity sessions fun and engaging but with bags of empathy and understanding".
"Alex really enjoyed Adam's sessions and it helped him move forward socially which is hard to achieve with autism."