We are pleased to announce the 2012-13 Community Forum series, Adjustment Matters. The series provides opportunities for public education and discussion and is designed to educate and inform about a range of topics related to mental health, learning, and communication difficulties. There is always ample opportunity for questions and discussion with our presenters.
- All lectures are free and open to the public
- Registration is NOT required
- Lectures are all at the Ann Arbor Downtown Library on 5th Ave from 7:00-8:30 pm
Social Interactions for ASD
November 14, 2012
Verbal communication skills used in today’s world require much more than just saying words clearly and using long, complex sentences with correct grammar. It requires the ability to stay on topic, elaborate new and relevant information, understand internal states of people you are talking to, interact with peer groups differently than adult groups, shift to the style of communication needed, and use and understand non-verbal communication and much more!
This presentation will review how speech-language pathologists work with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to teach these important skills that encompass social and emotional aspects of communicative interaction and are necessary for maximizing a meaningful social life.
Presented by Judy Nantau, M.A., CCC-SLP
Adjusting to your Child's ASD diagnosis
December 12, 2012
Learning that one’s child has been diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has often been described by parents as a challenging event. It frequently begins a life-long journey of discovery about the fluctuating meaning and implications of this complex behavioral diagnosis for their own child and family. This presentation will focus on describing the range of challenges that parents report, how those challenges change over time, and strategies for coping with them.
Presented by Fiona Miller, Ph.D.