Autism Social Skills Trainers Scranton PA

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Center for Meaning and Relationship
(813) 598-5091
120 S. Blakely St.
Dunmore, PA
Support Services
Behavorial Intervention, Marriage & Family Counseling, Research, Research, Social Skills Training, Support Organization, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Michael Carpenter, Ph.D. BCBA
(631) 742-3697
P.O. Box 1781
Shavertown, PA
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Other, Research, Research, Social Skills Training, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Dan L. Edmunds, Ed.D. and Northeast Pennsylvania Autism Acceptance
(570) 836-7777
Tunkhannock, PA
Support Services
Behavior Assessment, Disability Advocacy, Floortime, Play Therapy, Social Skills Training
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Adult,Kindergarten,Preschool

Data Provided By:
Dan L. Edmunds, Ed.D.
(570) 836-7777
Tunkhannock, PA
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Educational Assessment, Floortime, Marriage & Family Counseling, Play Therapy, Psychological Counseling, Social Skills Training, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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The Art of Friendship Social Skills Program
(610) 642-4873 x48
Center for Psychological Services, 125 Coulter Ave
Ardmore, PA
Support Services
Art Therapy, Social Skills Training, Support Organization, Training/Seminars

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Devereux Foundation - Pocono Center
(570) 676-4118
1547 Mill Creek Road
Newfoundland, PA
Support Services
Adult Support, Art Therapy, Behavorial Intervention, Job Coach, Marriage & Family Counseling, Nutritional Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Play Therapy, Psychological Counseling, Residential, Residential Facility, Respite, Respite/Childcare/Babysitting, Social Skills Training, Support Organization, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
11-12 Grade,Adult

Data Provided By:
Donna Cabrera
(570) 592-3524
215 Skyline Drive
Trucksville, PA
Support Services
Art Therapy, Behavorial Intervention, Camps, Marriage & Family Counseling, Music Therapy, Social Skills Training, Summer Camp/ESY
Ages Supported
Kindergarten,1-5 Grade

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Dan L. Edmunds, Ed.D. and Autism Acceptance Project
(570) 836-7777
Tunkhannock, PA
Support Services
Behavior Assessment, Behavorial Intervention, Disability Advocacy, Educational Assessment, Floortime, Psychological Counseling, Social Skills Training
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Adult,Kindergarten,Preschool

Data Provided By:
Kristine Quinby, MEd, BCBA at Potential Inc.
(215) 646-6110
PO Box 558
Plumsteadville, PA
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Job Coach, Other, Social Skills Training, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars

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Behavior Analysis and Therapy Partners
(610) 664-6200
Bala Cynwyd, PA
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavior Assessment, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Educational Assessment, Marriage & Family Counseling, Psychological Counseling, Social Skills Training, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Adult,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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