Autism Education Facilities Nashua NH

Local resource for autism education facilities in Nashua, NH. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to Autism Spectrum Disorders clinics, distance learning labs, autism education programs, sensory gyms, and on-site workshops, as well as advice and content on autism educational training.

Broad Street School
(603) 594-4404
Nashua, NH
Nashua, NH
Support Services
Education, Private School (Integrated), Private School (Multi-disability)
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten

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Creative Learning Solutions
(603) 878-6006
966 Hurricane Hill Rd.
Mason, NH
Support Services
Education, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Melmark New England
(978) 654-4300
461 River Road
Andover, MA
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Early Intervention, Education, Residential Facility, Support Organization, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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NH Speech-Language-Hearing Assoc., Inc. (NHSLHA, Inc.)
(603) 778-6613; (603) 335-5983
P.O. Box 3251
Nashua, NH
Support Services
Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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New England Center for Comprehensive Counseling Services
603-886-5565 or 603-595-1734
4 Bud Way, Suite #9
Nashua, NH
Support Services
Adult Support, Art Therapy, Behavorial Intervention, Play Therapy, Social Skills Training, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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EdTech Associates
(603) 424-4534
Assistive Technology Evaluation, Consultation and Training for the Learning
Amherst, NH
Support Services
Assistive Technology, Helpful Websites, Other, State Resources, Education, State Resources, Parent Training, Support / Tutoring, Support Organization, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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IMAJINE that
(978) 682-5338
354 Merrimack St.
Lawrence, MA
Support Services
Art Therapy, Education, Music Therapy, Play Therapy, Social Skills Training
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade

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Parents Assisting Special Educators, Inc.
(603) 437-6286
P.O. Box 3841
Nashua, NH
Support Services
Educational Advocacy, Support Organization
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Area Agency for Developmental Svcs. of Greater Nashua NH
(603) 459-2751
144 Canal St.
Nashua, NH
Support Services
Camps, Summer Camp/ESY, Support Organization, Training/Seminars

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Teresa Bolick, Ph.D.
(603) 595-2570
154 Broad Street
Nashua, NH
Support Services
Medical, Training/Seminars

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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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