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11 07, 2018

Comments that Parents Hear: “We only provide social skills training for students with Autism.”

2018-07-23T14:31:23-05:00

In this edition of the Comments that Parents Hear blog posts, Chuck Noe, Education Specialist, addresses comments parents often face when trying to obtain social skills training for their child: “Your child does not have social skills deficits.” “We do not provide social skills training.” “We only provide social skills training for students with Autism.” […]

Comments that Parents Hear: “We only provide social skills training for students with Autism.”2018-07-23T14:31:23-05:00
2 07, 2018

Using Assistive Technology to Support Socialization

2018-07-23T14:32:03-05:00

Assistive technology (AT) can support socialization in many ways. It can help children interact independently with their environment and peers by providing ways to express themselves. It can also help children build friendships, explore their environment and reduce frustration that may bring about or be associated with challenging behaviors. These types of AT devices are most often labeled as visual supports or social supports. […]

Using Assistive Technology to Support Socialization2018-07-23T14:32:03-05:00
5 06, 2018

Teaching Social Skills to Kids Who Don’t Yet Have Them

2018-07-23T14:35:46-05:00

Do any of these comments sound familiar? “I tell him to stop doing that, but he keeps on doing it. This kid must have been raised by wolves!” “That kid knows how she is supposed to behave. She CHOOSES to misbehave.” “I ask him what he is supposed to be doing and he can tell me. He knows better, so why isn’t he doing it?” Yep. Some kids know “intellectually” what to do, but they’ve never “physically” done it before. It’s difficult for all of us to all-of-the-sudden display a completely different behavior than we’ve been showing for years. Changing a [...]

Teaching Social Skills to Kids Who Don’t Yet Have Them2018-07-23T14:35:46-05:00
12 12, 2017

Social Skills Interventions: Getting to the Core of Autism

2018-07-23T14:28:35-05:00

Every child on the autism spectrum is unique, with different strengths and needs at different ages. It is the family’s challenge to cobble together an individualized treatment plan based on a wide variety of options, from speech and language therapy to applied behavior analysis, from medication to special diets. One intervention many families consider is social skills training. A lack of intuitive social ability is a hallmark of autism. Social skills training is aimed at addressing the challenges that result, and often plays a central role in treatment plans. But what does “social skills training” mean? What is it intended to [...]

Social Skills Interventions: Getting to the Core of Autism2018-07-23T14:28:35-05:00
19 07, 2017

My Child Has a Lot of Trouble With Social Skills. Should I Be Worried About Autism?

2018-07-23T14:02:30-05:00

This Q&A is from Understood.org and Sheldon H. Horowitz, Ed.D.  My son has a lot of trouble with social skills, and I’m beginning to suspect he has autism. What’s the difference between autism and the social challenges associated with learning and attention issues? Social challenges are one of the hallmarks of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Children with high-functioning autism or Asperger’s syndrome may share some characteristics with kids who have learning and attention issues. For example, there’s a lot of overlap between nonverbal learning disabilities and Asperger’s syndrome. Kids with milder forms of ASD may also share some characteristics with kids [...]

My Child Has a Lot of Trouble With Social Skills. Should I Be Worried About Autism?2018-07-23T14:02:30-05:00

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