Recording of Timothy P. Kowalski: Training Social Skills -Practical Strategies for Therapists, Teachers, and Parents to use in Person or Online
Presenter: Timothy P. Kowalski, M.A.,C.C.C.
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Social challenges are a significant concern in today’s classroom. Students with deficits in social skills interact differently, communicate differently, and often fail to use language as a means of mediating emotions. As a result, many perceive their behavior as odd, unusual, rude, and downright offensive – perceptions of which these students are often unaware. Many educators and therapists can find themselves frustrated when presented with students who struggle socially, as these individuals typically demonstrate a variety of deficits that are often beyond their scope of training and experience. This unique training will teach participants how to reframe their thinking when addressing students with social deficits. It will help participants understand how to improve their students’ social interaction, communication, and emotional regulation. Strategies will be discussed that train students on how to have a better understanding of the way in which others actually perceive them. Proven techniques, including the use of visual representations that encourage and facilitate more appropriate social skills, will be stressed.
This webinar will.describe the typical deficits seen in the domain of
social-interaction such as tact, proxemics, social rules, egocentricity, naiveté and jocularity. It will discuss the obsessive interests, poor play skills, dislike of physical contact, and gullibility. It will also describe the typical deficits seen in the domain of social-communication such as deficits in conversational rules, prosody, perseverative questioning, abstract reasoning, pedantic speech, and nonverbal communication skills. Issues associated with social-emotional regulation such as stress, anxiety, self-esteem,
change, ritualism, sensory overload, depression and factors limiting the ability to recognize emotional states in themselves and others will also be discussed. Studies are beginning to document the fact that many with this challenge are unable to read facial expressions or describe their own emotional states. Intervention will focus on treatment strategies designed to address these social triad deficiencies.
Timothy P. Kowalski, M.A.,C.C.C. is a licensed speech-language pathologist specializing in social-pragmatic communication deficits and internationally known expert on Asperger Syndrome. His Orlando practice has seen clients from Europe, South America, Asia, and throughout the USA. He regularly consults to schools on best practices for students identified or suspected of having Asperger syndrome and
provides school-wide district in-services and is a guest lecturer at universities and colleges. Mr. Kowalski has worked in a variety of psychiatric healthcare delivery systems including in-patient and outpatient psychiatric hospitals, sex-offender units, and school-based settings. He obtained his Master’s degree in Speech Communications from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland and earned his
Bachelor’s degree in Communication Disorders from Southern Connecticut State College in New Haven. Mr. Kowalski is the author of eight books on Asperger syndrome and an article Assessing Social Communication in Asperger Syndrome. He previously held the positions of Vice President of Professional Practices in Speech-Language Pathology and Vice President of Convention for the Florida Speech-Language-Hearing Association and is also a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Autism Society of America. He is the recipient of the “2010 Clinician of the Year Award” offered by the Florida Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists and one of eight national nominees for the 2011 ASHA Louis M. di Carlo Award for Recent Clinical Achievement. He also holds the “TEAMS 2000 Speech-Language Pathologist of the Year” award for his work with
autism in the four-countywide greater Orlando metropolitan area and has served on the Board of Directors for the Greater Orlando Chapter of the Autism Society of America and the Central Florida Center for Independent Living. He regularly presents on a wide variety of issues relative to Asperger syndrome at national and international seminars. You will find him to be an entertaining, dynamic presenter who provides insights and strategies that can be immediately implemented.
CREDITS: Whether you watch live or view the recording, this training offers 2 cont. ed. hours for all, and Certificate Maintenance Hours (CMHs) for Speech Language Pathologists. ASHA accepts CMHs towards the 30 hours needed for re-certification.
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