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Tri-State Webinar: Social Skills: Expanding the World through Social Development: Your “Wh” Questions: Conversational Social Communicators: Part 3 of 3

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The WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHY, and HOW of social skills intervention will be explored during this presentation. It is important to understand that social skills are one of the greatest factors in job attainment. If a student cannot be successful in an interview or relate to co-workers, they are often not successful with employment. Our job, as educators, is to prepare our students to be successful in the workforce so that they can contribute to our community. By planning and systematically scheduling social skills intervention, we can be assured that social skills implementation is happening on a regular basis. This three-part webinar series discusses the who, where, what, when and how of how to expand social development for learners with ASD. 

Part 1 will focus on early social communicators. Part 2 will focus on emerging social communicators, and Part 3 will focus on conversational social communicators.

Learner Objectives:

After viewing this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Determine the needs of their students by utilizing the appropriate social skills assessment tools. 
  2. Describe the strengths and needs of students with emerging social communication skills. 
  3. Explain the impact that social skills have on student access to relationships, education, different environments and quality of life. 
  4. Design individualized social skills instruction across all environments.

Content Creators:

This presentation was developed through a collaboration with team members from the Colorado Department of Education, Kansas TASN-Autism and Tertiary Behavior Supports, and the Nebraska ASD Network.

  • Cara Woundy, M.S., OTR/L, M.E.d, CAGS Autism Consultant (Colorado)
  • Jamie Lewis, M.S., OTR/L Central Region Autism Team Member (Nebraska)
  • Peggy Lawrence, M.A. Ed., BCBA Technical Assistance Coordinator (Kansas)
  • Susan Danner, M.S. Ed Kansas MTSS State Trainer (Kansas) (presenter)

Certificate of Completion:

To earn a Certificate of Completion/Attendance for an archived Tri-State Webinar:

  1. View the archived webinar on our Moodle site
  2. Submit responses to the Study Questions (on Moodle)
  3. A Certificate of Completion will automatically be populated. Download and/or print.

Click here for instructions of how to create a Moodle Account.

To log into Moodle go to http://moodle.tasnatbs.org

The webinars are listed by category and alphabetical order. The category for this webinar is Social Emotional.


See also Part 1 & Part 2.

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