Autism Social Skills Trainers Annapolis MD

Local resource for autism social skills trainers in Annapolis. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to autism therapists, social skills trainers and information on socialization skills, social skills, children with autism, autism spectrum disorder, people with autism, socialization skills for children, as well as advice and content on autism and behavior.

Patricia Byrne-Linton
(410) 268-4080
317 Tucker Street
Annapolis, MD
Support Services
Educational Advocacy, Social Skills Training
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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The Autism Project Inc.
(410) 286-8240
PO Box 1518
North Beach, MD
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, Academic Assessments, Advocates (Special Education), Behavior Assessment, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Educational Assessment, Floortime, Play Therapy, Respite, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Vocational Rehabilitation Centers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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The Forbush School Therapeutic Autism Pre-School
(410) 938-4471
P.O. Box 6815, 6501 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Assistive Technology, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Early Intervention, Education, Occupational Therapy, Private School (Autism Only), Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech & Language, Speech Therapy, Support Organization, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Autism Chapter Eastern Shore
(410) 546-5862
30467 Cannon Drive
Salisbury, MD
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Disability Advocacy, Early Intervention, Marriage & Family Counseling, Research, Respite/Childcare/Babysitting, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Support Group Meetings, 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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Therapeutic Services of P&R
410-535-1600 ext 2542
175 Main Street
Prince Frederick, MD
Support Services
Camps, Early Intervention, Karate, Play Therapy, Respite, Social Skills Training, Sports, Summer Camp/ESY, Support Group Meetings, Swimming Lessons
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Dr. Carol Amoia
(410) 827-0350
34 Greenwood Shoals
Grasonville, MD
Support Services
ABA, Ideas For Finding Therapists, ABA/Discrete Trial, Academic Assessments, Career Counseling, Colleges/universities, degrees in teaching/special ed., Early Intervention, Early Intervention, Education, Educational Advocacy, Government/State Agency, Research, Schools, Ages 5 years and Up, Social Skills Training, State Resources, Education, State Resources, Parent Training, Support / Tutoring, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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The Autism Project
(410) 286-8240
PO Box 1518
North Beach, MD
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Aquatic Therapy, Art Therapy, Early Intervention, Music Therapy, Play Therapy, Respite, Social Skills Training, Summer Camp/ESY, Support Group Meetings
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Adult,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Autism Consultation and Treatment Center
(888) 316-8280
301 W. Main Street
Thurmont, MD
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavior Assessment, Behavorial Intervention, Educational Assessment, Marriage & Family Counseling, Psychological Counseling, Respite, Social Skills Training, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Mary Johns - Pediatric Occupational Therapy
(410) 772-5399
5130 Durham Road East
Columbia, MD
Support Services
Auditory Integration Therapy, Interactive Metronome, Occupational Therapy, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Summer Camp/ESY
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade

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Tanya M. Eckert
(410) 750-0815
8748-E Town and Country Blvd.
Ellicott City, MD
Support Services
Behavorial Intervention, Camps, Other, Social Skills Training, Summer Camp/ESY, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Latest Research On Socials Skills Interventions

Latest research on socials skills interventions

Michelle Garcia Winner

While I have continued to review research since delving into what I ended up naming Social Thinking® in 1995, the last time I did a comprehensive research review, as it related to my ILAUGH model of Social Cognition, was in the year 2000. Ten years later it is exciting to see the trends in research as they are very much validating the clinical theories put forward in my early books (Inside Out: What Makes Persons with Social Cognitive Deficits Tick, 2000; Thinking About You Thinking About Me, 1st edition, 2002). One example of this is in 2002 I postulated that while the researchers are exploring the meaning and arguing to some degree the relevance of each of the core theories related to ASD, Theory of Mind, executive functioning and central coherence theory, I was observing my students had learning issues related to all three of these issues. It was not one problem, but many problems working in tandem. The research now shows that to be quite evident (Sodian & Frith, 2008; Pelicano, 2010)

As I finish writing a major new project that hopefully will be published in about a year, I’m doing an extensive review of the research. Three articles that have caught my attention relate to meta-analysis of social skills intervention research. A “meta-analysis” is an analysis of the published research to draw conclusions more holistically from the trends being discovered from studying the research results in mass, rather than focusing on the results of a singular study.

As I review the research I take bulleted quotes or summarize ideas from the research to help navigate my own summary for my writing project. This project will be, in part, steeped in exploring evidence based thinking and our development of related treatment practices.

There are three interesting articles that have been published on this topic in the last few years (White, Keonig &Scahill, 2007; Rao, Beidel & Murray, 2008; Reichow & Volkmar, 2010).

Some of the findings in Rao and Murray, 2008, are summarized by my description of the main points of the article as I reviewed it (some of the below are direct quotes and others are my interpretation of the text):

∗ Social skills in childhood linked to positive outcomes.
∗ Children who are deficient in social skills lack the behavioral repertoire necessary to interact with others according to social conventions; a deficit affects both academic and social development.
∗ Neurotypical preschool children can observe the social challenges of their peers who have social learning disabilities.
∗ Some of our students can have a strong awareness of their own social skills deficits.
∗ Our students don’t outgrow their challenges; they have them throughout adulthood.
∗ Most social skill programs are designed for a broader application to different types of students; few are specifically designed for students with...

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