Skill Builder Workshops

We offer workshops for school-age children and teens or those in a post-secondary institution which address skill development in fun and innovative ways.

We provide intervention workshops to develop skills in a variety of areas using the most current research-based interventions.

We are familiar with the most effective cutting-edge strategies that have been proven to be effective. We stay on top of the research and continue to develop our skills through ongoing professional development.


social skills for pre-teens & Teens

Held from 11 AM to 12:30 PM on:

6/1, 6/8, 6/15, 6/22, 6/29, 7/13

Social skills are essential for pre-teens and teens as they lay the foundation for effective communication, emotional regulation, and healthy relationships.

This summer, beginning June 1, Galvin Growth Group will be offering a 6-session workshop for pre-teens and teens to help the navigate adolescence and master social skills. These skills not only enhance their ability to communicate and build relationships but also bolster their self-confidence and emotional well-being.


Executive functioning skills

3 Groups available: Middle School, High School, and Parents 

Beginning June 18

Wondering how to “do school” and have a happy and balanced life? These groups will help students develop executive skills to tackle the increasing demands of school and life!

Topics include: Planning and prioritization, time management, effective study habits, working towards goals, growth mindset and more!

Middle School Group: 5:30-6:30 PM on 6/18, 6/25, 7/2, 7/9, and 7/16

High School Group: 7-8 PM on 6/18, 6/25, 7/2, 7/9, and 7/16

Parent Group (Virtual): 7-8 PM on 6/19, 6/26, 7/3, 7/10, and 7/17


Common workshop topics


Executive functioning (EF) skills are the mental processes necessary for us to pay attention, remember directions, plan out and prepare for projects, and multi-task. The Executive Functioning Skill-Building Workshop will work on building your child’s executive functioning skills to help them thrive in the classroom setting. We use research-based practices to provide high-quality support to elementary, middle, and high school students. Executive Functioning support can be useful for clients with ADHD, anxiety, or even when adjusting to everyday demands of school. This skill builder workshop can also be useful to those in college.


Anxiety is a normal reaction for scary or stressful situations. Anxiety helps us make sure that we are adequately prepared for a job interview or an important test. However, for some children high amounts of anxiety occur in situations when it is not helpful. This can lead to frustrating arguments, tears, and increased stress for both the child and the parents. The Anxiety Skill-Building Workshop will work on reducing your child’s anxiety and increasing their coping skills to help them thrive in the classroom setting. We use research-based practices to provide high-quality support to elementary and middle school students.


Social skills are vital to our everyday functioning in society. Social skills allow us to recognize when someone is angry, or can help us make a new friend. Everything from buying milk, to answering the telephone, to working on a group science project requires social skills. Our workshop focuses on teaching children and adolescents how to read social situations, as well as teaching the appropriate behavior to use in social situations. We use research-based interventions and strategies to help children gain social skills.


  • Mathematics
    • Did you know that math skills are particularly at risk for decline over the summer months? Changes in technology mean that math skills are more important than ever for our students. We can help you develop your child’s skills in number sense, math computation, story problems, and math fluency.
  • Reading
    • Reading is one of the most vital skills a student needs in order to be successful in school! When a student falls behind in reading, it can affect their skills in other subjects as well. We utilize proven strategies to help develop your child’s early literacy skills, reading fluency, sight-word vocabulary, decoding skills, and reading comprehension skills.
  • Writing
    • We use evidence-based strategies to help your child develop their written language skills, which is the most complex academic task. We can grow your child’s ability to develop ideas, organize content, use capitalization, punctuation and grammar.
  • Study Skills
    • Why doesn’t anyone ever teach kids how to study?!? We do! It doesn’t have to be a nebulous, mysterious process! We will teach your child how to effectively & efficiently study for tests & quizzes so they are prepared and feel confident (and so will you as a parent).
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