The two guests will share from a professional’s and parent’s point of view and insights gained about how to help Asperger’s children become more approachable, less stuck, and finally able to make, and keep, a friend or two (Based on their new book: QUIRKY, YES–HOPELESS, NO Practical Tips to Help Your Child with Asperger’s Syndrome Be More Socially Accepted).
Speaker: Dr. Cynthia Norall
- Dr. Cynthia Norall
Dr. Cynthia Norall is a Licensed Educational Psychologist (LEP) and a nationally certified Cognitive-Behavioral Therapist. Currently, Dr. Norall is the Clinical Director of C.A.S.E. Inc. and an Educational and Behavioral Consultant in many school districts around San Diego and Riverside counties. In 1992, Dr. Norall realized that she wanted to work with children and teens diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders but did not know what avenue she would take. Then in 1996, it came to her — behavioral therapies, developing appropriate educational programs for persons with similar communication and social challenges, would be her focus. She is trained in ABA, DTT, PECS, PRT, TEACCH, Floortime (DIR) and social thinking (MGW). Dr. Norall has coauthored with Beth Brust the book QUIRKY, YES-HOPELESS, NO: Practical Tips to Help Your Child with Asperger’s Syndrome Be More Socially Accepted. The book is a is a helpful, reader-friendly A to Z guide to understanding the most common struggles of children and teens with Asperger’s Syndrome.