Objectives

What you will learn:

  • Understanding ASD as it relates to social skills & the research on group learning

  • How to assess for group readiness and learning

  • Write targeted group learning goals

  • Teaching strategies for a group environment

Instructor

Kelly McKinnon Bermingham

MA BCBA

Kelly Bermingham has been practicing in the field of ABA for 25 years. She received her BCBA in 2003. She is a published author who specializes in Early Intervention Program Development and Social Skills. She has completed research and written several blogs for Autism Speaks during her time at UCI. Kelly specializes in helping teen clients who struggle specifically with challenges in sex and puberty. She’s done loads of research to understand the obstacles that they face and what makes things so difficult for them in this area. She’s proficient at getting to the core of any issue that comes up and does her utmost to help her clients overcome their hardships. Kelly is passionate about helping ASD teens develop into fully functioning, emotionally healthy adults by guiding them in this area. She’s also thrilled about sharing her hands-on experience and vast knowledge with BCBAs just like you.

Testimonials from Kelly's co-authored Book

"Social Skills Solutions: A Hands-On Manual for Teaching Social Skills"

“Kelly McKinnon is a renowned expert on Social Skills Solutions and I am so glad she wrote this book to help us all understand how she does it! She breaks new ground in her work with children on the Autism Spectrum because of her dedication and innovation. I would recommend this book to anyone who works with children on the Autism Spectrum or has a child who struggles socially”

Marcy Willard (Amazon Review)

“Best book ever to help find activities... Covers a wide range, going way beyond the "five" senses. It's years old and I still use it as a reference.”

N. McBride (Amazon Review)

MOVING FROM 1:1 TO GROUP LEARNING

WITH A FOCUS ON YOUNG LEARNERS WITH ASD

Reviews

5 star rating

Excellent Presentation

Very engaging and helpful in beginning to structure social skills groups. I also enjoyed the discussions about telehealth and groups.

Very engaging and helpful in beginning to structure social skills groups. I also enjoyed the discussions about telehealth and groups.

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April Munson

5 star rating

The information was very helpful. I am looking forward to implementing soon.

Verdel Ricker

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