Social Skills | Speech Language Services

Social Skills

Our social skills protocol is taken from the innovative work and research completed by Michelle Garcia Winner. We can teach social thinking and related social skills to children/adults with the following diagnoses:

  • High functioning Autism
  • Asperger Syndrome
  • Pervasive Developmental Disorder--Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS)
  • Nonverbal Learning Disability (NVLD)
  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Language Impaired Disorder

Working with individuals with social skills weaknesses takes many tools in the tool box to bring enlightenment to all those who long to develop a meaningful exchange of ideas between individuals of the same peer group, family group, church group, school group or work group. Michelle Garcia Winner has produced a success based curriculum that targets the following areas:

  1. School smarts/Social smarts and Expected Behavior
  2. Unexpected Behavior
  3. Being a Social Detective

In life there are many experiences that we encounter that we do not expect. Often when working with individuals who lack the ability to look objectively, moreover, another person's perspective, they are faced with anxiety about the unknown. Our team of Speech-Language Pathologists look at this phenomenon of the Expected and Unexpected and emphasize ways in which there are opportunities to negotiate between these two concepts. We use a variety of direct and indirect teaching through worksheets, videos and real live situations to provide strategies that can aid in developing important social skills:

  • Social Skills Strategies by Nancy Gajewski and Patty Mayo: A curriculum for adolescents
  • Thinking About You, Thinking About Me by Michelle Garcia Winner
  • Social Skill Builder CD's: School Rules: Ages 8-18
  • Social Skill Builder CD's: My Community: Safety Precautions, Appreciating Other's Emotions, Peer Interactions and Language and Appropriate Social Behaviors and Expectations
  • Social Skill Builder CD's: My School Day: Classroom Behavior, Peer Interaction, Rules and Rituals and Social Emotions
  • Social Skill Builder CD's: The Birthday Party: Emotions, Social Language, Body Space, Voice Volume and Social Context Cues
  • Room 14 by Carolyn C. Wilson: A Social Language Program

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