Autism Social Skills Trainers Washington DC

Local resource for autism social skills trainers in Washington. 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.

Bonny J. Forrest
(202) 546-5286
705 8th Street, SE
Washington, DC
Support Services
Adult Support, Career Counseling, Educational Advocacy, Job Coach, Marriage & Family Counseling, Marriage & Family Counseling, Medical, Research, 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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Little Leaves Preschool and Early Intervention Center
(202) 715-3723
Washington, DC
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Camps, Early Intervention, Private School (Autism Only), Schools, Preschool, Typical, Social Skills Training, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool

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Transitions Academy, LLC
(301) 332-9344
5257 River Road
Bethesda, MD
Support Services
Social Skills Training, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Susan A. Glaub, M.A., CCC/SLP, McLean Speech and Language Services
(703) 734-0211
6845 Elm St., Suite 440
Mc Lean, VA
Support Services
Early Intervention, Early Intervention, Other, Social Skills Training, Therapy Providers, Tomatis/AIT, 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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Bethesda Speech for Kids, Mandy hart
(301) 530-6021
Bethesda, MD
Support Services
Early Intervention, Floortime, Play Therapy, Publications, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Support / Tutoring, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Hyattsville Speech & Language Center
(301) 322-4995
4331 Gallatin Street, Suite 203
Hyattsville, MD
Support Services
Early Intervention, Marriage & Family Counseling, Play Therapy, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade

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Breakthrough Developmental Services, LLC
(240) 355-0834
Hyattsville, MD
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Babysitting / Childcare, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Respite, Social Skills Training, Support / Tutoring, Training/Seminars, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Adult,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Childrens Innovative Therapy Group, LLC
(301) 652-2220
4833 Rugby Avenue, Suite 101
Bethesda, MD
Support Services
Auditory Integration Therapy, Camps, FastForword, Floortime, Lindamood Bell, Occupational Therapy, Occupational Therapy Supplies, Play Therapy, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Sports, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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The S.P.A.R.K.S. Group LLC
(202) 215-9252
Greenbelt, MD
Support Services
ABA, Ideas For Finding Therapists, ABA, Therapy Services, Behavorial Intervention, Camps, Play Therapy, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Sports, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Adult,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Moore Communication Connections
(866) 570-0442
Greenbelt, MD
Support Services
Assistive Technology, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Training/Seminars
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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