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Marcia Eckerd

    Marcia Eckerd

    Marcia Eckerd, PhD, has been a licensed psychologist since 1985, providing neuropsychological evaluations, therapy, social skills training and consultation with parents and schools for ASD L1 (Asperger's) and those with ASD traits. She serves on the CT ASD Advisory Council, the Clinical Advisory Group of AANE, the professional board of Smart Kids With LD and the Associate Medical Staff at Norwalk Hospital, Norwalk CT. Her articles have appeared in Autism Spectrum News, the Journal of Health Service Psychology, Aspergers101, SmartKidsWithLD.org and her blog, Divergent Thinkers.

    Effective Ways You Can Assess and Teach Social Skills

    Effective Ways You Can Assess and Teach Social Skills https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/effective-ways-assess-social-skills/

    Most parents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) children want them to have effective social coaching in school to supplement what’s done at home. School Individualized Education Programs (IEP) usually include groups using social learning curriculum. How do we assess whether the child is learning effective skills? Are there any possible negative effects of social skills instruction, or […]

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    Harassment: Ways to Reduce Risk Situations for People With Autism

    Harassment: Ways to Reduce Risk Situations for People With Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/harassment-reduce-situations-people-autism/

    When you’re a parent of a child of any age with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), you’re always on the lookout for possible problems. As children get older, problems get more complicated—what used to be unexpected swerves and bumps can become potholes and landmines with serious consequences. Sexual harassment is a land mine. The issue surrounding […]

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