Imagine going through life being criticized, punished, and/or ostracized by others for your social blunders.
You think you are interacting just like everyone else, but no one tells you exactly what you did that was offensive. The stress, anxiety, self-doubt, and poor self-esteem you develop only leads to more problems, being more socially inappropriate, insubordinate, or disobedient. It’s our job as therapists to help these individuals understand the problem. But how do we provide meaningful intervention that creates positive change in their social acceptance?
In this presentation, Tim Kowalski, MA, CCC-SLP, will provide meaningful, evidence-based strategies designed to address the deficits related to the core foundations of social skills, including:
Poor perspective-taking, imaginative play, cognitive thinking
Hyperliteral, “Argumentative”, misinterpretation
Difficulty planning, problem-solving, flexible thinking
Naïveté, poor play skills, obsessive interests
Pedantic speech, difficulty with conversation, poor nonverbal communication
Easily stressed, anxious, ritualistic
Leave this session knowing how to skillfully apply treatment strategies to produce positive change at home, school, clinic and office!