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** Seminar – Peer-mediated social skill strategies for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder **

OVA Suisse is pleased to welcome Dr Kimberly Maich and Dr Carmen Hall !!

With a current emphasis on children with disabilities being supported in inclusive environments, teaching social skills strategies to support all students are essential for classroom and community settings. In the field of Applied Behaviour Analysis, peer-mediated social skills strategies are evidence-based intervention for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Peer-mediated social skills supports a range of social needs in inclusive classrooms to teach social skills and include peers in school, community settings from young learners in preschool and Kindergarten to adolescent-aged students. The presentation will include an intro. to 3 manualized programs: Stay, Play, and Talk; PEER Pals; and Camps on TRACKS. It will also introduce results from varied research projects that evaluated its success in these inclusive settings.

At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able :

– To identify the importance of peer-mediated social skills

– To describe program structures

– To understand a range of strategies to deliver peer-mediated social skills and assess changes in social skills.

During the workshop, participants will engage in simulation activities to demonstrate peer-mediated strategies, watch videos of the strategies in action, and be provided with case studies of successful intervention.  Participants will also be introduced to a various informal and standardized assessments for social skills.

More information in the flyer.

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