Social Engagement & The Steps to Being Social (2020-21 Tri-State Webinar Series)
Audience: Educators, Other District/School Staff | Topic: Autism, Special Education | Hosted by: Office of Special Education
Presented by Marci Laurel, MA, CCC-SLP & Kathleen "Mo" Taylor, OTR/L
Social Engagement & the Steps to Being Social is a unique, visual tool developed to guide assessment and intervention across severity levels and age groups for individuals with ASD. The model addresses the need to break pivotal social skills into smaller steps that are easily measured and targeted for growth.
After attending this webinar participants will:
- Define the four components of engagement.
- Identify at least three of the Steps to Being Social.
- Link two evidence‐based practices for teaching specific social skills.
About the Presenters
Marci Laurel, CCC‐SLP, has practiced in Albuquerque for more than 35 years providing direct services, consultation, training, and student supervision in public school, private practice and
university settings. She has had many opportunities to give presentations in New Mexico and around the country on topics related to sensory processing and communication, family issues and
Autism Spectrum Disorder. Marci is the co‐author of several related publications, most recently, Our Hearts’ Desire: For Families Navigating the Journey of Sensory Processing Challenges and
Social Engagement & the Steps to Being Social.
Kathleen "Mo" Taylor
Kathleen "Mo" Taylor, OTLR, is an occupational therapist with a 30‐year history of working with children, adolescents and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). She is the owner and lead
therapist at Theraplay, where she provides therapy and consultation for people with ASD across the life span. Mo facilitates sensory/social groups and consults within the community to help
provide appropriate supports and accommodations for individuals with ASD in the classroom, work, and home settings. She has shared her experiences through trainings around New Mexico,
nationally and internationally. Her career has been devoted to better “real life” outcomes for all individuals. Mo is the co‐author of Social Engagement & the Steps to Being Social.
Contact InformationJanet Zimmermann
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