Autism Education Lawyers Norman OK

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Oklahoma Autism Network
(405) 271-7476
1600 N. Phillips Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
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ABA, Ideas For Finding Therapists, Educational Advocacy, Health Food Stores / Markets, Helpful Websites, Research, State Resources, State Resources, Education, State Resources, Insurance, State Resources, Parent Training, State Resources, Regional Centers/Early Intervention Agency, State Resources, Vocational Rehabilitation Centers, Support Group Meetings, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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HOME BASED SERVICES
(405) 642-4839
Goshawk Drive
Norman, OK
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Marriage & Family Counseling, Play Therapy, Residential, Social Skills Training, Support Group Meetings, Therapy Providers, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade

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Central Oklahoma Chapter: Autism Society of America
(405) 370-3220
PO Box 720103
Norman, OK
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Activities, Support Group Meetings, Support Organization

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Oklahoma APSE (OK-APSE), Network on Employment
(405) 325-4915
% University of Oklahoma
Norman, OK
Support Services
Career Counseling, Disability Advocacy, Job Coach, Support Organization
Ages Supported
Adult

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Oklahoma Parent Network
(405) 831-7223
PO Box 55733
Oklahoma City, OK
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Products/Stores
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Adult,Kindergarten,Preschool

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UCPOK - Norman Chapter
1167 East Main Street
Norman, OK
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Adult Support, Marriage & Family Counseling, Marriage & Family Counseling, Other, Respite, Support Group Meetings, Support Organization
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Dungarvin Oklahoma
(405) 329-7830
125 Triad Village Dr.
Norman, OK
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Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Deborah Dukes
(405) 627-1235
2920 S. Chautauqua #29
Norman, OK
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ABA/Discrete Trial, Therapy Providers

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JoEllen Poindexter, M.S., CCC-SLP
(405) 313-9830
11220 N. Rockwell
Oklahoma City, OK
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, Assistive Technology, Behavior Assessment, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Educational Assessment, Floortime, Play Therapy, Psychological Counseling, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Speech Therapy, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Oklahoma Congress of Parents and Teachers, Inc.
(405) 681-0750
1601 S.W. 89th Street
Oklahoma City, OK
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Disability Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Other
Ages Supported
Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Autism, Homework & Beyond

Autism, homework & beyond

Michelle Garcia Winner

Our daily lives are made up of an endless stream of thoughts, decisions, actions and reactions to the people and environment in which we live. The internal and external actions fit together, sometimes seamlessly sometimes not, largely dependent upon a set of invisible yet highly important skills we call Executive Functioning (EF). These skills, which involve planning, organizing, sequencing, prioritizing, shifting attention, and time management can be well-developed in some people (think traffic controllers, wedding planners, business CEOs, etc.) and less developed in others. They are vital in all parts of life, from making coffee to running a profitable business. The skills develop naturally, without specific, formal training, and we all have them to some degree - or at least, we all assume we all have them.

Things are never quite as simple as they seem, and these EF skills are no exception. They require a multi-tiered hierarchy of decisions and actions, all coming together within the framework of time, knowledge and resources.

Imagine trying to navigate life when EF skills are impaired or nonexistent, as they are with individuals on the autism spectrum. For most of us, our imagination won't stretch that far. Therefore, we assume all these kids - especially those who are "bright" - have EF skills and we act and react to our spectrum children or students as if they did.

Nowhere does this EF skill deficit cause more turmoil than in the area of homework, producing monstrous levels of anxiety and dread in students, parents and teachers alike. The myriad of details that need to be accomplished in a student's class, school day or week can overwhelm even the healthiest student; it can shut down our ASD kids.

I am regularly asked: if tasks are so overwhelming to their EF systems, should we just avoid having students deal with them? The answer is an unequivocal emphatic "NO!" Organizational skills are life skills, not just school skills, and even though they are "mandatory prerequisites" for succeeding at school, like social skills they are rarely directly taught. Few states include explicit teaching of EF skills in their "standards of education."

So where do we start? First, by understanding how complex organizational systems become by the time students reach middle school. We can only be good teachers if we appreciate the demands the skills we teach place on our students.

Second, by understanding organization as a skill set, which involves static and dynamic systems.

Static organizational systems and skills are structured: same thing, same time, same place, same way. Static organizational tasks are introduced in kindergarten, first and second grade. We break down tasks and ask students to explicitly complete very defined units of information, at a certain time and place. Write your name at the top of the page, read the instructions, complete the work, when done turn the paper over...

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