CIT (Counselor In Training)
Our CIT (Counselor In Training) program provides weekly one and a half hour therapy sessions for teens between the ages of 13-18 years old. The purpose of the program is to combine traditional social cognition instruction along with practical job and life skills training. Participation can culminate in a fun summer job at our FIT Camp working with the younger kids! FIT CIT uses social modeling by typical peers who are integrated into the program. The program emphasizes goal setting and self-monitoring by teens on their own targeted areas for improvement. Target skills that are worked on throughout the year may include increasing social perspective taking, improving initiation and responding to peers and adults, reading social cues, improving eye contact, improving self-regulation skills, approaching peers appropriately in conversation and play, and understanding the dynamics of building and maintaining friendships.
East Side: Thursdays from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm at Hanna Perkins School, 19910 Malvern Rd, Shaker Heights, OH 44122.
Please note: Prior to registering for any FIT program, each child must attend a 30 minute consultation, which can be scheduled at our Beachwood office by calling (216)292-7370.