Autism

Using Social Stories to Teach New Skills

Students who need to learn a new routine or new social skill can benefit from stories about themselves that describe how to use the needed skills appropriately. When these stories are developed within certain parameters, they are known as Social Stories. While initially developed for children with autism, Social Stories are a great tool for
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PEP Day Treatment Centers

All Interactions are Teachable Moments

Every interaction – even the most challenging– can be a teachable moment for a child, and it’s our job as educators and caregivers to give young learners the tools they need to manage and communicate their feelings. But first, we need a toolbox of our own. Enter Conscious Discipline, a comprehensive social-emotional learning program developed
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PEP Day Treatment Centers

PEP Talk with … Aaron Muttillo, Day Treatment Centers Director

When asked to describe the kids PEP serves at its Day Treatment Centers, Aaron Muttillo is quick to use the word “resilient.” He chooses to focus on the positives – not the behaviors or diagnoses that brought them to PEP. “Many of these kids have faced significant adversity by the time they come to one
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