The University of Maryland's Social Interaction Group Network for All (UMD SIGNA) was developed for UMD college students who want to understand others, express themselves and navigate academic & campus life in better ways without losing their individuality.
What is SIGNA's purpose? -To help SIGNA members gain comfort and confidence with interpersonal interactions -To teach SIGNA members conversational and self-advocacy skills -To help SIGNA members identify and work on executive functioning skills that support personal, academic and professional success -To work collaboratively with the SIGNA members to develop their own personal goals -To offer more opportunities for SIGNA members to make friends who will appreciate their diversity and individuality
What are some of the things SIGNA members will learn? -conversational skills -listening skills -interviewing skills -making and keeping friends -interpreting tone of voice, facial expressions, and body language -navigating campus life and the professional world