Leveraging a child's natural strengths and interests is one of the core values of Kids Cooperate social skills groups, So I was excited to come across this resource that uses gaming to encourage positive development. Habit RPG uses the traditional elements of role playing games that will feel familiar.
Many of the children who attend Kids Cooperate social skills groups enjoy playing massive multiplayer games like Minecraft, and can engage with them for hours. I won;t get into the issues of online social interaction vs. face to face social interaction in this post, but having tried it myself, I can say that Habit RPG is a fulfilling and fun way to leverage the addictive nature of gaming for personal growth.
Aaron Weintraub, MS runs strength based social skills groups with a focus on children and teenagers with Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Asperger's Syndrome, High Functioning Autism, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and Shyness. Strengths-based approach in a community based setting. Groups available in Tolland, Mansfield, Willimantic, Hartford, Vernon, Manchester and Coventry Connecticut.