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Discover Powerful NEW Innovations & Strategies for Improving Student Social Functioning!

Learning, Understanding, Negotiating, Communicating, and Helping

  • Find out how to address the challenges in social thinking common to individuals with ASD
  • Learn the specific steps required to facilitate social skills across people, settings, and activities
  • Uncover the learning style differences and needs of students with ASD
Solutions from Autism Experts Bruce M. Gale, Ph.D. & Diane Twachtman-Cullen, PhD, CCC-SLP 

Bruce M. Gale, Ph.D. & Diane Twachtman-Cullen, PhD, CCC-SLP
  
2 DVD Set
Experience, at your leisure, an entire conference with a front row seat in the comfort of your own home.

With this Remarkable DVD Collection You Will Learn in a Plain and Easy-to-Understand Way:
 Discover play and leisure skills that are tailored to an individual’s particular constellation of symptoms, functioning level, and social-cognitive ability
 Uncover social participation play scale - applicable to both children and adolescents
 Learn about 8 years of LUNCH (Learning, Understanding, Negotiating, Communicating, and Helping) Groups, a (FUN!) Multi-Modal Treatment Program for Improving Student Social Functioning

This wonderful collection is an investment in the future whether you are a Parent, Educator, Teacher, Professional, Pediatrician, Therapist, or anyone else involved in the life of a child with autism.

Here's Exactly What You'll Get With this DVD Collection:
DVD #1: L.U.N.C.H. Groups a Fun Autism Treatment Program for Improving Student Social Function
DVD #2: Play & Leisure Skill Development for Children & Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Bruce M. Gale, PhD is a clinical psychologist who began working in autism in the mid-1970's. After graduating UCLA, he completed graduate training at Florida State University (1985) and was honored to present his research on self-injurious behavior at the First National Conference of Powerful Data-Based Systems for Treating Autism in 1980. He completed his internship and advanced fellowship at Boston Children's Hospital and was appointed as a Fellow in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School from 1982-84. As former Chief Psychologist at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, Dr. Gale implemented no-cost assessment programs to identify individuals with developmental disorders who had been misdiagnosed with mental illness.

Fun Autism Treatment Programs for Improving Student Social Functions - Bruce M. Gale, Ph.D.

"Learning, Understanding, Negotiating, Communicating, and Helping:Reviewing 8 years of LUNCH Groups, a (FUN!) Multi-Modal Treatment Program for Improving Student Social Functioning"

Individuals with HFA, AS and related challenges often require treatment to help their social functioning, but just as frequently resist or avoid such intervention. Individual therapy is less than ideal, since an adult, a few to several times the age of the client, makes for a poor role model. This presentation will describe the LUNCH Groups program, where over 90% of students have reported they enjoy participating and three quarters of parents report meaningful improvement in child behavior. We will review the simple yet effective initial assessment process and cover program highlights, such as computer animation projects, three types of raffles that improve behavior, parent support components, behavior generalization, plus focus on eating and manners. The program's five core elements include: 1) Executive Functioning; 2) Pragmatic Social Skills; 3) Pragmatic Language Skills; 4) Academic Readiness; and 5) Environmental Awareness. Videos and case examples will supplement lecture material to illustrate these principles in practice.

Diane Twachtman-Cullen is a communication disorders specialist and licensed speech-language pathologist specializing in autism, Asperger's syndrome, and related conditions. She holds an MA in speech-language pathology, a Sixth Year Diploma in early childhood education, and a Ph.D. in special education.

Her book entitled, How Well Does Your IEP Measure Up? is co-authored with her daughter, Jennifer Twachtman-Reilly, M.S., CCC-SLP. Dr. Twachtman-Cullen is the Editor-in-Chief of Autism Spectrum Quarterly (www.ASQuarterly.com). She serves as co-chair of the Panel of Professional Advisors of the Autism Society of America, and is also a member of the following professional advisory boards: ASPEN (Asperger's Syndrome Parent Education Network) the College Internship Program, The Gray Center for Social Learning and Understanding, MAAP, Inc., The Specialminds Foundation, and the Virtual Autism Clinic.

Play & Leisure Skill Development for Children & Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders - Diane Twachtman-Cullen, PhD, CCC-SLP 

It's Not Just for Fun Anymore: Innovations in Play and Leisure Skill Development for Children and Adolescents with ASD

This workshop will address the play and leisure skill needs of children and adolescents with ASD. Its focus will be on the development of play and leisure skills that are tailored to the contours of the individual’s particular constellation of symptoms, functioning level, and social-cognitive ability. A social participation play scale—applicable to both children and adolescents—will be used as the key ingredient in a systematic formula for designing play / leisure skill interventions that fit the individual’s interaction style, interests, and social-cognitive ability level.



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   Complete Set of 2 DVD's
An investment in the future whether you are a Parent, Professional, Educator,
Paraprofessional, Pediatrician, Therapist,
or anyone else involved in the life of an autistic person.


Respected Autism Speakers - Complete Presentations

2 DVD Set



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