Thursday, April 23, 2015

Skills Development Center--Cooking to Develop Social Skills

This is a very cool article on a young adult center for people with autism, and one of their activities, using a cooking group to promote social skills.
http://www.richmond.com/news/local/henrico/article_b103c03b-e285-5e12-b128-1081c5f8303e.html

Love Ms. Fenske's comment in response to a little spill of an ingredient:  "Everyone is not perfect. We're just special." 

The center is in Henrico, Virginia and I know for sure that several OTs working in Henrico County Public Schools collaborate with speech pathologists and special education teachers on similar activities for school-aged folks (hello Becky G., OT buddy!).

1 comment:

Roger Pace said...

My good friend is in school right now to become a occupational therapist, and she is loving it so far. It sounds way intense and is something that takes a lot of hard work and hours to become good at. It's comforting to know that there are people who are willing to work had to help improve peoples health.

http://southmiamisportsmedicine.org/smsm1/services/occupational-therapy/