7281 Sarah Ave, Maplewood, MO 63143


(314) 932-1051


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Meet The Staff

Dani Vescolani, Director

Kim Favignano, Program Manager

Julie Wallace, Financial Manager

Board of Directors

Bob Wallace, President
Robert Minkler, Treasurer
Tim Eichholz
Michael Godsy
Charles Kramer
Jacqui Phillips
Mark Stallmann
Nila Tuckson
Eric Van Luven
Wendy Walsh
Alan Wickenhauser

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Social Skills

All Giant Steps students participate in social skills classes with small groups of peers, usually 2 to 4 children per session.

The Social Skills class was created with the primary goal to teach students how to learn skills such as; how to sit at a table with others, engage in an activity, take a turn, wait for others to play, and learn how to win and lose. When you walk into this class you will see a wide variety of games to entice every child, at every level and ability.

We have seen our children develop, and the teachers help the students learn how to appropriately interact with peers, as well as how to be cooperative in group settings.

Students may be building a pretend zoo, working intently in a social skills workbook, practicing imitation skills, or learning how to have conversations with friends. Others are building with Legos, or matching their faces to different emotions.

These activities allow the children to learn important social skills while experiencing a fun classroom environment.