Developing Friendships At Home, School, and in the Community.
The presentation will include models for facilitating friendships for children/adolescents/students in these settings.
- Tools for improving social skills (i.e.: joining a group, introducing oneself, greeting others, maintaining appropriate eye contact, etc.), affective behaviors (when hugs/affection are appropriate), verbal communication (i.e.: expressing oneself, listening, verifying, considering the other person), and nonverbal communication will be addressed.
- Role plays and vignettes will be used to promote learning for caregivers. Additionally, strategies for those that have greater difficulty with making friends will be addressed (i.e.: building rapport between friends, video modeling, social stories, etc.)
Christen Russell, MS, BCBA is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.
Her clinical experience consists of providing services in the home, school/academic, community, vocational and residential setting.
She has worked with children, adolescents, and adults (ranging from 6 months old - 65 years old) with autism, ADHD, bipolar disorder, ODD, OCD, FAS, anxiety, developmental and physical delays.
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