Autism Education Lawyers Valdosta GA

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Jim Dawson
(404) 556-6527
Valdosta, GA
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ABA, Ideas For Finding Therapists, ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavior Assessment, Early Intervention, Training/Seminars, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Jacobs Ladder Therapeutic Riding Center
(229) 794-1188
5866 Bradford Rd. N
Hahira, GA
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Hippotherapy (Horseback Riding), Therapy Providers

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Working The Puzzle
(678) 395-6737
12460 Crabapple Rd
Alpharetta, GA
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ABA/Discrete Trial, Adult Support, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Music Therapy, Products/Stores, Social Skills Training, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Lutheran Services of Georgia
(404) 591-7014
2987 Clairmont Road
Atlanta, GA
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Adult Support, Educational Advocacy, Other, Residential
Ages Supported
Adult

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Georgia Family Solutions
(678) 570-5221
2261 Piedmont forest dr
Marietta, GA
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ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Hippotherapy (Horseback Riding), Marriage & Family Counseling, Nutritional Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Play Therapy, RDI, Sensory Integration, Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade

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Suzanne G. Harvey, B.S.N.
(912) 560-0657
206 S. Patterson St., PO Box 5619
Valdosta, GA
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DAN! Pediatrics, Medical

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Suzanne Harvey, BSN, R.N.
(229) 559-5626
4654 Clayton Dr.
Lake Park, GA
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Biomedical Intervention, DAN! Pediatrics, Other

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Richard Kaplan
(404) 256-5500
776 Windsor Pk. Ne
Atlanta, GA
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ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Disability Advocacy, Educational Advocacy, Other, Therapy Providers

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Aurora Strategies, Inc.
(404) 377-8882
3776 LaVista Road, Suite 200
Tucker, GA
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Adult Support, Art Therapy, Auditory Integration Therapy, Behavorial Intervention, Camps, Career Counseling, Early Intervention, Education, Educational Advocacy, Hippotherapy (Horseback Riding), Job Coach, Legal Services, Lindamood Bell, Marriage & Family Counseling, Music Therapy, Nutritional Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Play Therapy, Private School (Multi-disability), Products/Stores, Psychological Counseling, RDI, Research, Research, Sensory Integration, Social Skills T
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Center for Psychological and Educational Assessment
(770) 352-9952
54 South Avenue
Marietta, GA
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ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Academic Assessments, Behavior Assessment, Behavorial Intervention, Camps, Disability Advocacy, Early Intervention, Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Educational Assessment, Floortime, Medical, Occupational Therapy, Other, Play Therapy, Psychological Counseling, Psychological Counseling, RDI, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech & Language, Speech Therapy, Summer Camp/ESY, Therapy Providers, Verbal Behavior
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Preschool,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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