Preparing a child with Autism for school: Developing social interest and social skills

“It is a common misconception that children with ASD are not social. This is not true as they can be and some are even quite interested in people even though they may not always know what to do or how to interact appropriately. In ABA, we look into breaking skills down into smaller parts and teaching it to them systematically” – Ms. Nurhayati Ismail (M.Sc. ABA, BCBA), our Behavior Consultant
Often children with Autism are equipped with simple social skills and quickly being placed in a school environment with hopes of making friends by being around other children. Unfortunately, exposure to other children will not be sufficient. A child’s success in school is as much about the ability to navigate the social world as it is about excelling in learning. In this presentation, Ms. Nurhayati Ismail will discuss why development of social interest and skills are critical, and explore a wide range of programs and effective techniques to build social skills for children with Autism.

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Speaker Biography:

Ms. Nurhayati Ismail M.Sc. ABA, BCBA, Behavior Consultant Nurhayati M Ismail holds a Bachelor of Science in Applied Psychology from University of Southern Queensland and a Masters of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Before joining Autism Partnership Singapore, she worked with both children and adults in a mental health facility, providing psycho-education and counselling as part of a multi-disciplinary team.Since 2003, Yati has been working with children with autism using Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) in one-on-one as well as school settings. After completing her supervisory training in our Hong Kong office under the direction of Mr. Toby Mountjoy in 2006, she has conducted staff training, intensive parent education groups as well as various workshops for teachers and professionals, parent consultation and public talks. She also oversees the Little Learners school program and social skills group for children of various ages.Presently, she is a Behavior Consultant at AP Singapore, providing clinical support and case management to children in Singapore and overseas. She also conducts training, lectures and workshops for parents, schools and professionals in Singapore and internationally.Yati is also a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).

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