Autism Social Skills Trainers Minneapolis MN

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Minnesota Autism Center
(612) 767-4200
3001 Broadway St. NE
Minneapolis, MN
Support Services
Early Intervention, Marriage & Family Counseling, Medical, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Social Skills Training, 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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Fraser Child & Family Center
(612) 331-9413
3333 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN
Support Services
Adult Support, Auditory Integration Therapy, Behavorial Intervention, Disability Advocacy, Early Intervention, Education, Educational Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Marriage & Family Counseling, Music Therapy, Nutritional Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Other, Physical Therapy, Play Therapy, Private School (Integrated), Private School (Multi-disability), Products/Stores, Psychological Counseling, RDI, Residential, Residential Facility, Respite, Respite/Childcare/Babysitting, Sensory I
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Capernaum Pediatric Therapy, Inc.
(952) 285-2840
4010 W 65th St. Ste. 105
Edina, MN
Support Services
Early Intervention, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Play Therapy, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Behavioral Dimensions, Inc
(962) 814-0207
415 Blake Road North
Hopkins, MN
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavior Assessment, Early Intervention, Social Skills Training, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Autism Consultant
(651) 442-1714
1123 Woodbridge Street
Saint Paul, MN
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Disability Advocacy, Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Play Therapy, Social Skills Training
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Upstream Arts, Inc.
6123-331-4584
1304 University Ave NE Ste 306
Minneapolis, MN
Support Services
Art Therapy, Play Therapy, Social Skills Training, Support Organization
Ages Supported
6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Autism Matters, Inc.
(952) 544-0349
11606 Wayzata Blvd.
Minnetonka, MN
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, Academic Assessments, Behavior Assessment, Behavorial Intervention, Occupational Therapy, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Training/Seminars, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Minnesota Life College
(612) 869-4008
7501 Logan Avenue South
Richfield, MN
Support Services
Adult Support, Career Counseling, Education, Job Coach, Residential, Residential Facility, Social Skills Training, Support Organization
Ages Supported
Adult

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Dana Weise-Brown
(952) 224-0707
Hopkins, MN
Support Services
Early Intervention, FastForword, General Supplies, Helpful Websites, Occupational Therapy, Occupational Therapy Supplies, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Therapy Connections for Kids
(763) 767-0854
300 Coon Rapids Blvd
Coon Rapids, MN
Support Services
Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Play Therapy, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, 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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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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