CARD Social Skills Groups: A Review of Strategies and Resources for Parents and Professionals

July 20, 2016, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD)
Kennedy Krieger Institute
3901 Greenspring Avenue
Creamer Building
Third Floor, Large Conference Room
Baltimore, MD 21211

About the Event:
This presentation is focused on identifying the social skills strategies that are currently being utilized by CARD Social Skills group providers. We seek to help parents and professionals develop activities to foster children's social engagement and communication in peer groups. A brief overview of CARD Social Skills groups will also be provided.

Presentation Objectives:

Participants will:

a) Present a sample of the strategies that are implemented in CARD social skills groups
b) Discuss ways that parents and professionals can use strategies in order to enhance their children's/clients' social skill development
c) Outline available resources to support the use of these strategies
d) Provide an overview of CARD social skills groups and ways to get.

Presenters:
Jennifer Horton, LCSW-C is a Clinical Social Worker at Kennedy Krieger Institute's Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) who provides individual, family, and group therapy to children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Jennifer is interested in social skills groups and helping children to more successfully navigate the social world. S

Stacy Booker, MS, CCC-SLP is a Speech Language Pathologist at Kennedy Krieger Institute's Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) who specializes in group treatment for preschoolers and early elementary-aged children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Stacy enjoys collaborating with other professionals as part of comprehensive group treatment programs.

For more information:
To register, visit www.kennedykriegercard.eventbrite.com or call Hanna Hutter at (443) 923-7596

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