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Don't IEP Alone.

Lisa Lightner

Social Skills

NOV 28, 202317 MIN
Don't IEP Alone.

Social Skills

NOV 28, 202317 MIN

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Welcome back to another episode of "Don't IEP Alone." I'm your host, Lisa Lightner, a special education advocate based near Philadelphia. 

In today's episode, we're diving into the world of social skills, just in time for the upcoming Thanksgiving festivities. As we gear up for the holiday season, it's essential to recognize that our children, especially those with ADHD, intellectual disabilities, or autism, may not always exhibit traditional social skills.

Join me as we navigate through the changing landscape of social expectations. In a world that's constantly evolving, our approach to social skills also needs to adapt. Remember that what may have been considered a social faux pas in the past may simply be a different way of engaging with others.

I share insights into the challenges our kids face, from difficulties with eye contact to the nuances of reciprocal conversations. Drawing from personal experiences and anecdotes, we explore the importance of accepting and celebrating differences, not just preaching the idea of "different, not less."

Let's make this holiday season a time for connection, understanding, and embracing the uniqueness of every individual.

Tune in, and I'll catch you in the next episode of "Don't IEP Alone."!

Don't IEP Alone with Lisa Lightner, Special Education Advocate

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