Social Skills Challenges and Children 11/12/13

posted Oct 29, 2013, 1:07 PM by RAiSE 102   [ updated Nov 19, 2013, 3:39 PM ]
Our November meeting will include a presentation by Julie Prato, M.A., CCC-SLP on social skills.  The presentation: Social Skills Challenges and Children: Unraveling the Layers of Social Communication focuses on how social thinking abilities impact children throughout the day, every day.   Many children, regardless of a label, experience a spectrum of challenges with social skills.  How children think about people affects how they behave, and how others respond to them, which in turn affects their own emotions.   This presentation will address the various characteristics of social thinking, its impact on academics, and recent methodologies for improving social communication.  The Social Thinking programs, developed by Michelle Garcia Winner, will be presented and discussed. Audience members are encouraged to bring their personal stories as we begin to unravel the challenges and set children forth on a path of social success.
The presentation is scheduled for Tuesday, November 12th at 7:00 PM in the Park Jr. High LRC (333 N. Park Rd., LaGrange Park IL 60526).


Julie Prato, M.A., CCC-SLP, a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist, has been a practicing clinician since 2000. Julie has worked in a variety of settings, primarily as a pediatric speech pathologist. Currently, Julie works at Chatabilities as part of a team of specialists who utilize a range of treatment approaches to remediate speech, language, social communication and reading disorders in children from Early Intervention to High School.


All parents, teachers, and community members are invited to attend.  If you would like to receive RAiSE emails about future meetings and speakers, please send a request to

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Click to download an audio file of this presentation: Social Skills Challenges and Children