Autism Social Skills Trainers Asheville NC

Local resource for autism social skills trainers in Asheville. 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.

Dr. Olson Huff of Mission Childrens Hospital
(828) 213-1733
509 Biltmore Ave
Asheville, NC
Support Services
Early Intervention, Medical, Social Skills Training, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars

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Cassidy A. Braton, BCaBA
(828) 707-2186
74 Bassett Rd
Asheville, NC
Support Services
ABA, Ideas For Finding Therapists, ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Floortime, Play Therapy, Social Skills Training, Support / Tutoring, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Communication Therapies, Inc.
(828) 586-1612
919 Haywood Rd.
Hendersonville, NC
Support Services
Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Marriage & Family Counseling, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten

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Abbe Colodny
(919) 676-1497
8520 Six Fork Road
Raleigh, NC
Support Services
Marriage & Family Counseling, Social Skills Training
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Adult,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Autism Services of Mecklenburg County(ASMC)
(704) 525-6772
5200 Park Rd., Suite 213
Charlotte, NC
Support Services
Adult Support, Behavorial Intervention, Camps, Job Coach, Medical, Nutritional Counseling, Psychological Counseling, Residential, Residential Facility, Respite, Respite/Childcare/Babysitting, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Summer Camp/ESY, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Western North Carolina Behavioral Education, Services and Treatment
(828) 778-2378
PO Box 6008
Asheville, NC
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade

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F.I.R.S.T.
(828) 277-1315
P.O. Box 802
Asheville, NC
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Educational Advocacy, Social Skills Training, 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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Spectrum Resources of North Carolina, Inc.
(919) 227-9846
Knightdale, NC
Support Services
Adult Support, Social Skills Training
Ages Supported
11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Adult

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ABA Therapeutic Services
(704) 222-9209
2832 Old Ironside Drive
Charlotte, NC
Support Services
ABA, Ideas For Finding Therapists, ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Academic Assessments, Advocates (Special Education), Art Therapy, Babysitting / Childcare, Behavorial Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Floortime, Helpful Websites, Marriage & Family Counseling, Music Therapy, Play Therapy, Respite, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, State Resources, Education, State Resources, Parent Training, State Resources, Vocational Rehabilitation Centers, Support / Tutoring, Support
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Cassidy A. Braton, BCaBA
(828) 707-2186
74 Bassett Rd
Asheville, NC
Support Services
ABA, Ideas For Finding Therapists, ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Floortime, Play Therapy, Social Skills Training, Support / Tutoring, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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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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