Social Interactions For Autism Spectrum Disorders

Wednesday November 14, 2012: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Verbal communication skills used in today's world require much more than just saying words clearly and using long, complex sentences with correct grammar. They require the ability to stay on topic, elaborate new and relevant information, understand internal states of people you are talking to, interact with peer groups differently than adult groups, shift to the style of communication needed, use and understand non-verbal communication, and much more!

Judy Nantau, M.S., CCC-SLP, will review how speech-language pathologists work with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to teach the skills that encompass social and emotional aspects of communicative interaction and that are necessary for maximizing a meaningful social life.

This event is co-sponsored by the U-M Institute for Human Adjustment as part of their forum series, Adjustment Matters. This series is designed to educate and inform members of the community about a range of topics related to mental health, learning, and communication difficulties.

For more information on this event, call the Library at 327-4555 or visit our website at aadl.org.