Autism Social Skills Trainers Reading PA

Local resource for autism social skills trainers in Reading. 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.

NHS Autism School
(610) 208-0466
641 Gregg Ave
Reading, PA
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Camps, Education, Music Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Play Therapy, Private School (Autism Only), Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade

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ACTING ANTICS
(610) 913-6018
310 Swinehart Road
Glenmoore, PA
Support Services
Camps, Social Skills Training, Summer Camp/ESY, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Partners in Behavior Analysis and Therapy
(610) 668-3223
28 Rockhill Rd
Bala Cynwd, PA
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, QEEG / EEG / Neurofeedback, QEEG / EEG / Neurofeedback, Social Skills Training, Training/Seminars, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Vocational & Psychological Services
(724) 287-5604
350 North Main Street
Butler, PA
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Academic Assessments, Adult Support, Art Therapy, Behavior Assessment, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Educational Assessment, Job Coach, Marriage & Family Counseling, Play Therapy, Psychological Counseling, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Support Group Meetings, 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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Vtree, Inc. (Corporate Headquarters)
215-244-8661/62
3370 Progress Drive, Suite D
Bensalem, PA
Support Services
Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Play Therapy, Private School (Autism Only), Private School (Integrated), Private School (Multi-disability), Products/Stores, Schools, Ages 5 years and Up, Social Skills Training
Ages Supported
Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Pennsylvania Counseling Services, Inc
(610) 670-7270
1733 Penn Avenue
Reading, PA
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Doctors, Psychiatrist, Marriage & Family Counseling, Respite, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Summer Camp/ESY, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Milestones Community Healthcare
(724) 463-9841
333 Gompers Avenue
Indiana, PA
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Camps, Early Intervention, Education, Marriage & Family Counseling, Medical, Play Therapy, Private School (Autism Only), Private School (Multi-disability), Social Skills Training, Summer Camp/ESY, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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ABAYOURWAY Behavior Services
(561) 213-3738
340 Media Station Road
media, PA
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Academic Assessments, Behavorial Intervention, Career Counseling, Early Intervention, Marriage & Family Counseling, Play Therapy, Social Skills Training, Sports, Support Group Meetings, 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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Melissa Brand
(267) 861-3685
Philadelphia, PA
Support Services
ABA, Ideas For Finding Therapists, ABA, Therapy Services, Behavior Assessment, Behavorial Intervention, Educational Assessment, Play Therapy, Psychological Counseling, Social Skills Training
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Pennsylvania Counseling Services, Inc
(717) 526-4881
200 South Progress Avenue
Harrisburg, PA
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Doctors, Psychiatrist, Marriage & Family Counseling, Respite, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Summer Camp/ESY, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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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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