Innovative Tool to Overcome Social Learning Challenges

Southeast Psych Calls The Social Express Innovative ToolSouthEast Psych is a psychology practice located in Charlotte, North Carolina. (That’s also where our president Jon Cornick is based.) The SouthEast Psych team is a great group of people. They’re really focused on giving their clients a top-notch experience.

Here’s how they make that happen, from their website:

Southeast Psych is one of the largest and most-respected psychology practices in the region. We got that way by hiring top-notch clinical and support staff and investing heavily in the practice. When you visit either location, you’ll notice books, coffee, tremendous hospitality, and even an unexpected sense of fun. We want our clients to have a special experience from the time they walk in the door until the moment they leave.

SouthEast Psych reviewed our social learning software and gave us high marks! Thanks so much to Becky Thompson at SouthEast Psych for this review.

Here is their wonderful review.

The Social Express: An Innovative Tool for Overcoming Social Learning Challenges

Just like IQs, we each have a unique EQ, or emotional intelligence quotient.  However, in the same way that IQs can be developed over time, EQs can be built through explicit learning and practice, as well.  Especially for our kids with social learning challenges, it is essential to provide opportunities for emotional intelligence growth.
One of the most innovative tools we’ve seen recently is called The Social Express, “an engaging, interactive software application designed for children with autism, Asperger’s, and ADHD.”  This program uses video modeling to teach kids how to deal with social situations, which, in turn, builds their capacity to develop meaningful relationships and adjust to life’s obstacles.

According to The Social Express website, the software features lessons, printables, visual cues, and teaching tips designed to help kids:

– Identify feelings in others
– Understand the importance of “eye contact” in order to figure out what to say or do in social situations
– Read non-verbal social cues Identify appropriate coping strategies – – Learn how to start conversations
– Learn how to be part of a group
– Learn about the hidden rules in social situations Sequence situations and infer what will come next
– Figure out what to talk about with friends
– Monitor when others are using appropriate social behaviors
– Learn about using figurative language (idioms) in conversation
– Stay on topic when having conversations
– Watch social situations unfold and see how behavior can have negative or positive consequences

Thanks again, Southeast Psych!

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