In Step’s Minecraft Social development group is intended for children ages 7 and up who love to play Minecraft and are in need of development and practice of social skills with peers. This group uniquely meets children where their natural interests lie in order to sustain their motivation, encourage social reciprocity and team building, and change self-limiting behaviors. This group will address important social skills such as initiating social interactions, collaborating, problem solving, compromising, and negotiating with peers in a virtual environment.

Group members will be expected to join the group through videoconferencing via Zoom and engage in game play in a private Minecraft Realm designed specifically for the group. Each week the group leader will lead a discussion and project which targets social skill development and communication goals.