Autism Education Facilities Waterbury CT

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Jessica Berrios
(203) 206-8119
1555 New Haven Rd
Naugatuck, CT
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Aquatic Therapy, Behavorial Intervention, Inflatable Bounce Houses/Parties, Karate, Play Therapy, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Sports, Swimming Lessons
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Full Spectrum Therapeutics
(203) 758-0755
4 Summit Rd
Prospect, CT
Support Services
Behavior Assessment, Behavorial Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Educational Assessment, Occupational Therapy, Occupational Therapy Supplies, Psychological Counseling, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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CT FEAT
(860) 571-3888
P.O. Box 370352
West Hartford, CT
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Marriage & Family Counseling, Support Organization, Therapy Providers

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Planned Lifetime Assistance Network of Connecticut, Inc.
(860) 523-4951
P.O. Box 370312
West Hartford, CT
Support Services
Legal Services, Marriage & Family Counseling, Other
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Jonathan E. Goodman, N.D.
(860) 584-5746
5 Maple St.
Bristol, CT
Support Services
Biomedical Intervention, DAN! Pediatrics, Medical

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Ron Schmid, ND
(877) 472-8701
48 Sperry Rd.
Watertown, CT
Support Services
Biomedical Intervention, Medical, Products/Stores

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Debra Anastasio, ND
(203) 271-1311
408 Highland Ave.
Cheshire, CT
Support Services
Biomedical Intervention

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Connecticut Families for Effective Autism Treatment
(860) 571-3888
P.O. Box 370352
West Hartford, CT
Support Services
Other, Support Organization

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Daly Consulting
(860) 888-3420
PO Box 1221
Bristol, CT
Support Services
Advocates (Special Education), Disability Advocacy, Educational Advocacy
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Richard B. Freeman
(203) 459-4567
14 Twisted Oak Circle
Trumbull, CT
Support Services
Government/State Agency, Legal Services, Other, Support Organization

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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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