Posts Tagged ‘language’

Utilizing Social Stories to Facilitate and Empower Children with Autism

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

 

Many professionals are currently using or suggesting the use of social stories with children with autism.  A social story can be a simple way to approach difficult social situations.  They are simply a written or visual guide to help describe or prepare children as they enter different environments or engage in a variety of new social interactions.  They may also be helpful when trying to decrease difficult behaviors, or even to help children learn new concepts.

 

Maybe your child has a difficult time using public restrooms, eating lunch in the school cafeteria, sitting quietly in the library, playing appropriatley with their friends, or even just getting ready in the morning.  If so, try creating a social story to help them learn what is appropriate and to help them become more successful.

 

Below we have listed a variety of different resources you may find helpful when creating your first social story for your child.

 

http://www.hsmjs.org/autism%20handouts/encouraging%20positive%20behavior.pdf

http://www.educateautism.com/social-stories.html

http://tp053.k12.sd.us/Manners.htm


iLs Webinar for Parents

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

 

 

Have you been wondering about the Integrated Listening System?

 

The Integrated Listening System will be hosting an introductory webinar for parents this Thursday, April 12th at 9:00 am.  If you miss or can’t attend this webinar, don’t worry.  They are offering another webinar for parents Thursday, April 26th at 11:00am.

 

The webinar will be a great way to learn about the iLs methodology as well as the equipment they use.  They will be covering topics like: how it works, who can benefit, supporting research, program structure and costs.  They have also allotted time at the end of the session to answer any questions you may have.

 

If you have any other questions you can visit their website.     http://www.integratedlistening.com/

 

Exciting news!  We utilize the iLs at Pathways to Communication.  Please contact us to see if your child could benefit from the iLs.