According to a CDC study, between 2006-2008, about 1 in 6 children in the United States has a “developmental disability” (CDC, 2014). Of these disabilities, the most prominent are autism spectrum disorders, reaching staggering rates of 1 in 68 children (CDC, 2014). Children, teens, and young adults with ASD’s and with other perceptual disorders are counting on professionals to teach them social skills to help them be successful in life. With scientifically-based social skill interventions, our young people can be more likely to be successful; socially, academically, and behaviorally. Clinicians, educators, and parents can work together to employ and generalize scientifically-based strategies.
This brand new and unique, practical seminar will use real-life scenarios to identify social skills deficits along with proven strategies to treat them. Utilizing proven examples from actual therapeutic/clinical settings, participants will be able to relate to the realism of the situations and the practicality of how to address them. Participants will be exposed and encouraged to practice using these strategies during hands-on activities. The goal of this seminar is to provide participant with over a hundred specific corrective, valuable and realistic “tools” they can use right away with their children or students when they return to their practice, school, institution, or home.
This workshop has been approved for 6 CEU’s for Florida Chapter 490 – Licensed Psychologists and Florida Chapter 491 – LMFTs, LMHCs, and LCSWs. The cost of the CEU’s is included in the fee for the course.
Benefits to Attending this Interactive Workshop
- How to assess social skills impairments
- Practical strategies for therapy, school, home, and public venues.
- Identify social skills deficits commonly associated in children, teens, and young adults who may have Autism Spectrum Disorders (L1 and 2), with or without comorbid conditions such as; ADHD, learning disabilities, communication and language disorders, etc.
- Stop and redirect frustration, confusion, anger and reduce tantrums and meltdowns.
- Improve self-monitoring and social skills in public, school, and home venues.
- Reduce distractibility, frustration, depression, anxiety, and disruptions in various settings.
- Identify activities to promote generalization and practice of skills in all venues.
- Detailed manual included. Presentation will consist of over 100 proven intervention components, tools, tips, and tricks that can be implemented right away.