The following links may be especially valuable in your exploration of social communication.
Michelle Garcia-Winner is the innovator and driving force behind Social Thinking. This website provides a plethora of theory, materials and creativity.
Dr. Greene is author of The Explosive Child and has created a website of exhaustive information and strategies for parents and clinicians who must deal with children who are explosive.
Carol Gray is the innovator of Social Stories, a very successful method of teaching socially expected behaviors that can be used by both parents and clinicians.
Ellyn Lucas Arwood
Dr. Arwood is a brilliant clinician who demonstrates how detailed visual images as well as detailed language can significantly benefit our spectrum children and adults.
Dr. Grandin, a highly articulate woman with autism, provides invaluable insight into the disorder. If speaking in your area, she should not be missed.
Dr. Levine is a specialist in trauma whose sensory approach to healing trauma can be very valuable for our spectrum and learning disabled folks who I believe may suffer from trauma on a daily basis. His work can be very valuable for all of us.
This website Mindwing Concepts presents information and materials on an innovative method of teaching writing.
The Children’s Success Foundation “advances the work of the Nurtured Heart Approach, a dynamic relationship-focused methodology that builds inner wealth in children [and adults], empowering them to channel their intensity in productive ways, ensuring their successful future.”
The MINDUP Curriculum, developed by Goldie Hawn’s non-profit foundation, is a “comprehensive gulde to help all learners focus and reach their potential through brain-centered management and teaching strategies.”
For some introductoy information, take a look at Goldie Hawn’s TED TALK with Dr. Dan Siegel.
Mindset Works’,created by co-founders Carol Dweck, Mindset-the New Psychology of success-How We Can Learn to Fulfill our Potential, and Lisa Sorich, uses Brainology® to facilitate a growth mindset that results in increased motivation and achievement.
For some introductory information, feel free to take a look at the following article here.
This is a sensory enrichment program that eases the symptoms of behaviors associated with being on the spectrum. “The program is part of a journey that places your child on a path for continual success—even after the treatment is finished.”
The Hanen Program ® for Parents of Children with Language Delays is designed specifically for parents of young children (birth to 5 years of age) who have been identified as having a language delay. Parents learn practical strategies to help their children learn language naturally throughout their day together. The book, It Takes Two to Talk, is an excellent resource for parents.
Elisha Goldstein is a psychologist and the author of the book “Uncovering Happiness: Overcoming Depression with Mindfulness and Self-Compassion.” He and his wife, Stefanie, developed the Connecting Adolescents to Learning Mindfulness (CALM) program, which, through meditation, teaches teens how to more effectively deal with change, stress, disappointments and overwhelming emotions.
Goldstein’s website and blog offer a fund of accessible information on mindfulness and meditation.
Dr. Dan Siegel’s mindsight approach is based on “a scientifically grounded, integrated view of human development that promotes the growth of vibrant lives and healthy minds.”
“Harvest Time Partners created a series of conversation games called Abundant Harvest® and Face to Face® to help families and educators open the door to more effective communication and encourage decision making. All games and books teach principles such as honesty and loyalty reap what you sow.”