- Timothy Kowalski
- 1 Hour 36 Minutes
- Audio and Video
- Nov 20, 2020
Imagine going through life being criticized, punished, and/or ostracized by others for your social blunders.
You think you are interacting just like everyone else, but no one tells you exactly what you did that was offensive. The stress, anxiety, self-doubt, and poor self-esteem you develop only leads to more problems, being more socially inappropriate, insubordinate, or disobedient. It’s our job as therapists to help these individuals understand the problem. But how do we provide meaningful intervention that creates positive change in their social acceptance?
In this presentation, Tim Kowalski, MA, CCC-SLP, will provide meaningful, evidence-based strategies designed to address the deficits related to the core foundations of social skills, including:
- Poor perspective-taking, imaginative play, cognitive thinking
- Hyperliteral, “Argumentative”, misinterpretation
- Difficulty planning, problem-solving, flexible thinking
- Naïveté, poor play skills, obsessive interests
- Pedantic speech, difficulty with conversation, poor nonverbal communication
- Easily stressed, anxious, ritualistic
Finish this session knowing how to skillfully apply treatment strategies to produce positive change at home, school, clinic and office!
|Manual – Social Effectiveness (18.5 MB)||58 Pages||Available after Purchase|
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THE “ROOTS OF SOCIAL SKILLS”: IF THE ROOTS AREN’T VIABLE, THE TREE WON’T SURVIVE
Theory of Mind
- Treatment for: Poor perspective taking, imaginative play, cognitive thinking
- The Zone (Kowalski, 2010)
- Comic Strip Conversations and Social Stories
- Barrier and detective games
Central Coherence: Seeing the Forest Through the Trees
- Treatment for: Hyperliteral, “Argues”, misinterpretation
- Loosey-Goosey Language
- Cognitive flexibility
- Big Picture
Executive Functions (EF): Tools for Executive Function Deficits
- Treatment for: Poor planning, problem solving, flexible thinking
- Contingency statements
- Stroop-like tasks
THE SOCIAL TRIAD
- Treatment for: Naïve, poor play skills, obsessive interests
- Structured play groups
- Social autopsies
- Social cause-effect
- Treatment for: Pedantic speech, difficulty with conversation, poor nonverbal communication
- Visual strategies
- Grice’s Maxims
- Expansion and Repair
Social-Emotional Regulation and Emotional Intelligence: EQ
- Treatment for: Easily stressed, anxious, ritualistic
- Recognizing emotions in yourself and others (prosopagnosia)
- Language of emotions (alexithymia)
- Forget About It Box
Timothy P. Kowalski, M.A., CCC-SLP, is a licensed speech-language pathologist specializing in social-pragmatic communication deficits and internationally known expert on Asperger Syndrome. His Orlando practice has seen clients from Europe, South America and throughout the USA. Mr. Kowalski regularly consults to schools on best practices for students identified or suspected of having Asperger’s syndrome and provides schoolwide district inservices.
Mr. Kowalski presents internationally on a wide variety of issues relative to Asperger’s, is a guest lecturer at universities and colleges and is a consultant for forensic cases involving Asperger’s syndrome. He has worked in a variety of psychiatric healthcare delivery systems including in-patient and outpatient psychiatric hospitals, sex offender units, and school-based settings. Mr. Kowalski is the author of six books on Asperger syndrome: Asperger Syndrome Explained; Social-Pragmatic Success for Asperger Syndrome and Other Related Disorders; Are You In The Zone?; The Source for Asperger’s Syndrome; Me, Myself, and You; Understanding Emotions: A Guide for Adults; and an article entitled Assessing Social Communication in Asperger Syndrome.
He holds the position of vice president of professional practices in speech-language pathology for the Florida Speech-Language-Hearing Association and is also a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Autism Society of America, Council for Behavior Disorders, and the Council for Exceptional Children. Mr. Kowalski is the recipient of the “2010 Clinician of the Year Award” offered by the Florida Association of Speech- Language Pathologists and Audiologists and the 2011 FLASHA nominee for the ASHA Louis M. di Carlo Award for Recent Clinical Achievement. He holds the “TEAMS 2000 Speech-Language Pathologist of the Year” award for his work with Autism in the four-countywide greater Orlando, Florida metropolitan area and has served on the board of directors for the Greater Orlando Chapter of the Autism Society of America.
Financial: Timothy Kowalski receives royalties from Professional Communication Services, Inc. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Timothy Kowalski is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, the Autism Objectives Society of America and the Florida Association for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists.