Autism Social Skills Trainers Joliet IL

Local resource for autism social skills trainers in Joliet. 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.

Easter Seals Joliet Region
(815) 725-2194
Joliet, IL
Support Services
Aquatic Therapy, Assistive Technology, Doctors, Pediatrics, Early Intervention, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Summer Camp/ESY
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Helping Hands Childrens Therapy Services, Inc.
(815) 462-4928
14409 Edison Drive
New Lenox, IL
Support Services
Auditory Integration Therapy, Early Intervention, Helpful Websites, Marriage & Family Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Other, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade

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Kids Can Do, Inc.
(708) 478-5400
19100 South Crescent Dr.
Mokena, IL
Support Services
Assistive Technology, Auditory Integration Therapy, Early Intervention, Floortime, Occupational Therapy, Occupational Therapy Supplies, Physical Therapy, Play Therapy, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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BDI Playhouse Childrens Therapy
(708) 478-1820
Naperville, IL
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, Auditory Integration Therapy, Camps, Floortime, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Play Therapy, 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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Transitions Developmental Therapy
(708) 296-5990
1503 Spyglass Circle
Palos Heights, IL
Support Services
Activities, Early Intervention, Early Intervention, Education, Floortime, Helpful Websites, Marriage & Family Counseling, Other, Play Therapy, RDI, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Support Group Meetings, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Speech Tree, Speech & Developmental Center
(815) 725-9992
2423 Glenwood Avenue
Joliet, IL
Support Services
Assistive Technology, Early Intervention, Helpful Websites, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Play Therapy, Private School (Autism Only), Private School (Integrated), Private School (Multi-disability), Schools, Ages 5 years and Up, Schools, Preschool, Typical, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Support / Tutoring, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Katherine Ryan
(708) 275-1898
705 Young Drive
New Lenox, IL
Support Services
Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Elizabeth A. Zavodny, PsyD. (The Institute for Family Development)
(708) 403-3200
15010 S. Ravinia Ave., Suite 19
Orland Park, IL
Support Services
Academic Assessments, Adult Support, Advocates (Special Education), Behavior Assessment, Behavorial Intervention, Career Counseling, Disability Advocacy, Educational Advocacy, Educational Assessment, Job Coach, Marriage & Family Counseling, Medical, Other, Psychological Counseling, Psychological Counseling, Social Skills Training, Speech & Language, Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Social Butterfly, Inc.
(708) 590-0891
PO Box 266
Clarendon Hills, IL
Support Services
Camps, Play Therapy, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Speech Therapy, Summer Camp/ESY
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade

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Chicago Autism Academy, Inc.
(708) 361-8520
12130 S. Harlem Avenue
PALOS HEIGHTS, IL
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Camps, Education, Occupational Therapy, Private School (Autism Only), Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 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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