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Guided Social Coaching

Guided Social Coaching (2nd semester, 2020-21) 

Service description

Social skills come very naturally to most people, but not for those with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or other communication difficulties. This programme aims at recruiting and training a group of Peer Social Coaches to provide peer support and guidance to students with social difficulties on campus. The programme will take place in the 2nd semester.

Social Coaches will need to:

  • Demonstrate social and communication skills with guidance from certified trainers
  • Provide constructive feedback to peers with social difficulties
  • Conduct real-life skill practices
  • Promote inclusion by facilitating mutual learning and peer engagement in social events

Specific requirements

All social coaches should:

  • Be able to speak and understand Cantonese
  • Attend all the following training and sessions:

Training/ Sessions 

Time and Date 

Format 

Pre-group training 

Mar 3, 2021 (Wed) 6:00 – 8:00 pm 

Face to face

Group sessions 

Mar 17, 24, 31 & Apr 7, 2021 (Wed)  

(4 sessions) 

6:00 – 8:00 pm 

Individual skill practice sessions 

After each group session, coaches and coachees need to meet once to practice the skills taught in the group session.  

There will be in total 4 individual skill practice sessions. Each session usually lasts for 0.5 – 1 hour. Time and date can be flexibly arranged between coaches and coachees. 

Social activity 

After all sessions, all coaches and coachees will coordinate a social activity together. Date, time and format will be discussed among themselves. 


What will I gain as a Social Coach?

  • A deeper understanding of the challenges related to social skill deficits
  • Heightened interpersonal sensitivity
  • Helping skills and strategies in giving constructive feedback
  • Leadership skills

A group session of Guided Social Coaching: 
A group session of guided social coaching

Guided Social Coaching