Episode 7: Social Learning with Kelly Priest

Today's episode sails into the churning seas of social interaction, where many a neurotypical and non-neurotypical person has become shipwrecked on the shores of shame. What is the point of having “social skills” and what is adaptive learning versus coercive training in compliance? We are joined by Kelly Priest, who specializes in helping non-neurotypical people better navigate the neurotypical world, and helping neurotypical people better understand themselves and others. Also, Peggy finally defeated the Firewatch log boss, let us raise our swords in celebration!  

Soundcloud link: http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:129474475/sounds.rss

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/neurocurious/id1078031049?mt=2

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Kelly Priest and Associates:  http://kellypriestassociates.com/

Kelly Priest Twitter: @KellyPriestA

Suggested social learning links from Kelly:

Kelly's post about seeking and finding ways of social learning that do not come at the expense of mental health.

http://not-that-special.com/2016/01/14/social-learning-and-good-mental-health/?preview_id=995&preview_nonce=20ea44fb29&post_format=standard&preview=true

Sparrow Rose Jones on being open to a child's possibilities.

http://wearelikeyourchild.blogspot.com/2015/02/do-you-believe-in-your-children.html

RealSocialSkills on consenting to therapy.

https://www.tumblr.com/reblog/93218095900/89EVj2wH

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Excellent t-shirt from @realsocialskills:  https://www.bonfirefunds.com/real-social-skills-t-shirt 

What is intersectionality? Some useful links:

http://everydayfeminism.com/2015/01/why-our-feminism-must-be-intersectional/   

http://www.autistichoya.com/2015/04/undoing-racism-anti-blackness-in.html

http://www.thismess.net/2016/03/intersectionality-including-disability.html

Some thought-provoking articles re behavioral and academic intervention:

http://smallbutkindamighty.com/2015/06/16/aba-and-autism-the-thorny-problem-of-control-and-consent/

http://realsocialskills.org/post/142077940387/a-place-better-equipped-to-meet-their-needs

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Reminder: Music by Nick Wan https://farewellnickwan.bandcamp.com/