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Neurodiversity Affirming Goals
Neurodiversity affirming social communication goals that target: Reflective Self-Awareness, Understanding Emotions, Self-Regulation, Discovering Personal Profile, Social Anxiety, Active Listening, Rhetorical Questions, Exaggeration, Entering Conversations, Self-Advocacy, Conversational Adaptation, Sarcasm, etc.
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What We Offer
We develop research-based intervention tools and tests for speech-language pathologists and school psychologists
content reviewed by autistic SLPs, autistic students and their parents
List of Social Squad Topics
Reflective Self-Awareness (brain differences, what social communication entails, differences and brain differences, interoception, neurodiversity, social communication differences, accommodations, strengths), Discovering Emotions (why do we need emotions? sources of emotion, intensity of emotions, what emotions feel like), Understanding Emotions, Self-Regulation (what happens when a person is not self-aware, cause-effect analysis, intent of messages and uncertainty, "behavior is not something that happens for no reason"), Discovering Personal Profile (feeling different, double empathy, becoming friends with yourself, establishing interests, likes, dislikes and deal breakers, "you don’t have to like someone", goals, varieties of strategies, friendships), Social Anxiety (when you think this program is not for you, anxiety, classical conditioning, brave ladder and abdominal breathing, positive thinking, negative self-talk, jumping to conclusions, personalization, and more)
Conversational Strategies (Active and Genuine Listening, Rhetorical Questions, Exaggeration, Strategies for communicating with friends and acquaintances, Entering conversations, Handling Confrontations, Saying “No”, Apologies, Self-Advocacy, Maintaining Friendships, Special Topics), Friendship practice videos, Sharing private information, White lies
How to connect with people and find new friends – strategies, social mind and big heart, empathy, sarcasm, dealing with change and disappointment
Impact Social Communication Rating Scale
Examine how social communication may affect everyday social interactions and/or academic performance as required by IDEA
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The Video Learning Squad programs are developed by the Lavi Institute and are held to highest standards in validation of intervention programs. Our programs are first field-tested, validated and then made available for clinical use. The Social Skills Squad program has been clinically used and field-tested with children and teens (between the ages of 7 and 18) with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Social Communication Disorder (SCD) or pragmatic language impairment, Emotional Disturbance (ED) and Intellectual Disability (ID)
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