This integrated approach allows us to identify strengths as well as understand the intersection of the challenges that our clients may face while we establish individualized treatment plans to meet each individuals’ unique requirements.
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Michelle Garcia Winner, M.S. CCC-SLP, a speech-language pathologist who is highly respected, and with whom Ely staff have trained, is the “guru” of pragmatic language and social cognition or as she has trademarked, Social Thinking®.
Our colleague, Sarah Ward, M.S. CCC-SLP, is a highly trained speech-language pathologist, whose expertise focuses on supporting Executive Function skills, including the following areas of self-regulation: attention to task completion, emotional development, planning, organizing, working memory, & overall ability to be ready to learn. Ely staff have also participated in training with Sara and consider her a valued colleague.
The Incredible 5 Point Scale, developed by Kari Dunn Buron is a tool used for identifying social topics by levels of comfort, relating feelings and actions to a number on the scale, and building awareness of expected behaviors and reactions. 1 – 3 on the scale is comfortable or manageable and 4 is creeping up to very problematic whereas a 5 is a disaster situationSize of the Problem.
Ross Greene’s model of collaborative and proactive solutions is used to support students’ ability to assess their behavior as it relates to situational awareness. The basic premise of this technique is, “Kids do well if they can.” Observe and note a child’s behavior by saying, “I noticed_________,” and then to ask, “What’s up with that?” If the individual can state his/her thoughts on the behavior a discussion begins to map out the behavior, how it made others feel, and how the individual feels. If the individual cannot state a thought or feeling provide a choice of 2 possibilities. These discussions become points of reference for future collaboration and proactive solutions (more positive decision-making).