video games

Play video games and learn the skills necessary to have an enjoyable time gaming with others both in person and online.  This club will focus on the skills an individual needs to successfully navigate the video gaming community. Club time will be spent playing video games in small groups on various platforms, joining online games, and learning about online safety skills. We will also explore the history of video games, video game music and art styles.


Functional Skills
  • Online Safety (protecting personal information, dealing with predators)
  • Chat Room Conversation Skills
  • In-Game Conversation Skills
  • Finding and Making Gaming Friends Online
  • Playing to the level of Opponents
  • Encouraging others to Play Video Games
  • Video Game Vocabulary
  • Managing frustrations due to Game play
  • Exploring Games that meet a variety of Emotional and Social needs


Social Opportunities
  • Playing Video Games in a Group Setting
  • Watching Peers Play Games
  • Commenting on Peers’ Gaming
  • Joining an Online Gaming Community
  • Developing Connections with other Gamers
  • Experiencing Retro Video Games
  • Playing Arcade Games in the Community
  • Conversations Skills for in Game Communication



... You were all able to provide the setting and care to work with our daughter’s emotional, physical, and sensory needs. Even our extended family and friends have expressed how much more engaged she is in all types of activities.

Parents of 3 Year Old Girl

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