Autism Education Facilities Kansas City KS

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ABCnD Enterprises LLC
(816) 931-8300
3930 Washington St.
Kansas City, MO
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ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Disability Advocacy, Early Intervention, Education, Educational Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Music Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Other, Play Therapy, Private School (Autism Only), Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade

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Families Together, Inc.
913-287-1970 or 1-877-499-5369
1333 Meadowlark Lane, Suite 103
Kansas City, KS
Support Services
Adult Support, Disability Advocacy, Educational Advocacy, Helpful Websites, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Adult,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Autism Asperger Resource Center
(913) 588-5988
4001 HC Miller Building
Kansas City, KS
Support Services
Support Organization

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Sue Ann Kline, Ph.D.
(913) 588-5988
3901 Rainbow, MS 3055
Kansas City, KS
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Therapy Providers

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The University of Kansas Medical Center - Child Development Unit- Care Clinic
(913) 588-5926
3901 Rainbow Blvd.
Kansas City, MO
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Medical

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Applied Behavior Analysis Associates
816-743-9281 or 660-543-4836
8705 Glenwood Avenue
Raytown, MO
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Education, Medical, Other, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade

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Wyandotte Developmental Disabilities Services
(913) 342-9426
850 State Avenue
Kansas City, KS
Support Services
Disability Advocacy

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Institute for Human Development
(816) 235-1770
University of Missouri-Columbia
Kansas City, MO
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Support Organization

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DD Resource Center University of Missouri
(816) 233-5359
Kansas City Institute for Human Dev, 2220 Holmes Street, 3rd Floor
Kansas City, MO
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Government/State Agency

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Childrens Mercy Hospital - Developmental & Behavioral Sciences
(816) 234-3674
2401 Gillam Road
Kansas City, MO
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Early Intervention, Medical, Therapy Providers

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Teaching Students With Autism About Their Learning Strengths And Weaknesses

Teaching students with autism about their learning strengths and weaknesses

Michelle Garcia Winner

Over the years, I observed so many students get upset by the fact they had “autism” or “Asperger’s Syndrome” or “ADHD” and in as much as they could verbalize these terms aloud they still didn’t seem to understand what their learning challenges actually were.

I also observed many adults explaining to students that the reason they were having difficulty socializing, studying, and learning was that they had “autism” or “Asperger’s Syndrome”, or “ADHD.” I thought this was a really abstract way of explaining to a student with limited abstract thinking how best to understand their own learning challenges. I also have observed that for many of our smart but socially not-in-step students, that they were using their label as an excuse for not working at learning new ideas; they interpreted the fact that they had a diagnostic label as a reason to not continue to learn.

I was also inspired by the writings of those who describe learning abilities and challenges given the framework that each of us have strengths and weaknesses with regards to our own brain’s design of our multiple intelligences (See books by Dr. Mel Levine and Howard Gardner).

Strengths and Weakness Lesson
The lesson I developed is about teaching our students and adults how to understand their social learning challenges in the context of their overall abilities and then how they can use their strengths to learn more strategies related to their weaknesses.

I have done this lesson with students as young as 8 years old and as old as they come.

The lesson is very simple. To save explaining it all with words, see the below chart:

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Here are some basic things I do as I develop this type of chart with the student:

1. Each chart is completely personalized for the person I am developing it with. It does not work at recording actual test scores showing actual competencies. The chart is about how the student perceives their own strengths and weaknesses. For this reason, you can create any categories you want.

2. Determine ideas for posting on the chart by taking time to talk to the student and listening to what they enjoy doing and what they feel they do well.

3. Always start by graphing out the strengths. It is good to have many perceived strengths. Again, strengths are not about listing academic tasks exclusively. If someone says they are really good at playing a specific computer game or Legos then we write specifically that into one category.

4. It is also important to find some areas where the student perceives they are just OK at that task, not good, nor bad. They perceive themselves to be similar to the average person in that area of functioning. With kids, you can use language such as:

a. “First tell me what you think you are really good at compared to other kids you know.”

b. After you have listed 3-5 then say, “Now tell me something you are OK at, that you a...

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