Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Conference Season #5: Michelle Garcia Winner at NYU Child Study Center

Michelle Garcia Winner, M.A., CCC-SLP
Looking Into the Mind of Autism Spectrum Disorders and Like Disabilities: How Assessment, Mental Health & Transition Issues Link to Practical Program Development
October 29, 2008, 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Alumni Hall B, NYU Langone Medical Center
550 First Avenue, New York, NY 10016
RSVP by visiting the Calendar of Events on AboutOurKids.org
The autism spectrum and related disabilities represent a very heterogeneous population across a broad range of functioning. The core social challenges experienced by this population are complex and are based on the dynamic and synergistic process of the development of communication and social cognition.
To be presented:
• Videos of various-aged students across three levels of perspective taking
• Information on informal assessment, related treatment approaches and integrating students into mainstream settings
• Handouts that discuss different types of treatment while recognizing that there is no single treatment for people on the autism spectrum
• Strategies to help prepare for successful transition to adulthood along with specific methods for working with older students and adults
This presentation is intended for both professionals who work with children on the autism spectrum and parents who want to have a broader understanding of the development of social cognition.
Registration form available at:

NYU Child Study Center Asperger Institute • 145 East 32 Street, 5th Floor • New York, NY 10016
T: 212 2652 1961 • F: 212 652 1950 • AboutOurKids.org

8 - 8:30 a.m.
Register and use appropriate social skills to chat
8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Introduction to the Concept of Perspective Taking Model - 3 Levels of Perspective Taking Deficits
10:30 - 10:40 a.m.
10:40 - 12:00 p.m.
Exploring how Perspective Taking Applies to Kids in School
12 - 1 p.m.
Lunch on your own
1 - 2:20 p.m.
4 Step Treatment Model of Communication
Exploring Functional Treatment Activities
2:20 - 2:30 p.m.
2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Effective Interventions for Social Skill Development:
Being a Knowledgeable Consumer
Discussant: Lynda Geller, Ph.D.
Michelle Garcia Winner is a speech and language pathologist who specializes in working with students with social cognitive deficits. Michelle’s goal is to help educators and parents appreciate how social thinking and social skills are integral parts of academic, vocational and community success. She was honored with a “Congressional Special Recognition Award” in 2008.

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