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Developing Social Skills and Reducing Social Isolation in Children with ASD
Wed. 2 November 2016, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm AEDT
Social rejection and isolation can have a lasting impact on children with Autism, just as it does on their typically developing peers. While the impairments in social communication and interaction that characterise Autism can act as barriers to forming successful peer relationships, with support and understanding, children with Autism can learn strategies to more successfully navigate their social world.
This workshop will discuss the benefits of establishing peer connections on mental health/ wellbeing, explain why children with Autism experience social difficulties, and provide practical strategies that can be used by parents and teachers to support children with Autism to be successful in social interactions and peer relationships.
This Workshop is suitable for Parents and Educators.
Presented by Raelene Dundon, Psychologist, MAPS
Raelene is the owner and Principal Psychologist of Okey Dokey Childhood Psychology in Bayswater. She is a Registered Psychologist with a Masters Degree in Educational & Developmental Psychology. Raelene has extensive experience working with children in Early Childhood Intervention and Primary schools, and has special interests in Autism Spectrum Disorder, Anxiety Disorders and Learning Disorders.