Orchestrating Virtual Socializing:
Helping Kids with LD/ADHD/ASD Stay Socially Engaged During the Shutdown
David P. Sylvestro, MA, CSP
May 7, 2020
10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
Six weeks into social distancing, our role as parents continues to be central to our kids’ success in their school and social worlds— to a degree that we may not be accustomed. Especially for kids whose pre-COVID-19 social connections were tenuous at best, efforts to keep our kids up-to-date on their academic work can pale in comparison to our struggle to keep them socially connected.
While our own energy stores may be depleted, we still need
to be creative and innovative and FUN!!! Happily, we’re finding that the same “habit forming” and “isolating” devices and media we once demonized can turn out to be saving graces. Zoom, Google Meet, FaceTime and others that have been integral to our kids’ (and often OUR…) lifeline to school, have also developed programs designed to facilitate social connections.
School psychologist Dave Sylvestro will: (1) briefly discuss underlying issues that inhibit our kids’ skills and motivations to socialize; and (2) target those activities/programs that best match our kids’ interests, skill sets and peer groups.
Materials: Orchestrating Virtual Socializing (PDF Format)
More About Dave Sylvestro
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