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What is
Nonverbal Learning Disorder?


It only takes a <social> moment to understand many things about people in your work and social life, for example:

It only takes a moment to…

…know if you want to hang with a person

…know if you are well matched with a team

…know if you are the right hire for the job…

…know if you want someone on your team

…know if you are a powerhouse or powerless

…know if someone likes you

…know if you are open or rigid

…know if you are empathetic

…know if you are a ‘team player’

…know if you are manageable

…know if you are sincere

…know if you are fun to “hang” with

…know if you’ll have my back

…know if you are earnest/honest

…know if you are going to be difficult

…know if you need to be ‘managed’

…know if you are high or low on EQ

…know if you have a good disposition or not

…know if you are in a good or grumpy mood

…know if it’s a good time


  • Social Intelligence, 
  • Social Language, 
  • Social Emotional Behavior
  • Social Thinking, Expressive/Receptive Language, 
  •  Auditory Processing, 
  • Writing, Reading
  • Nonverbal Communication,
  • Problem Solving, 
  • School Observations,
  • Parent Conference 
  • Goal Development

It's A Visual World©
Social KueCards©

Social KueCards© are visual supports to help generalize skills learned in therapy.

$49.95 for 54 cards (tarot size.) Please email:

with "Order" in the email.

Join Talking Playhouse

“Learning The Language of Autism”

Parent Training
Schedule to be announced in September starting in October
• Positive Discipline & Asperger’s”
• Working with a Behavorist”
• Maximizing a Play Date”
• How to Ensure a Successful Birthday Party”
• Coping Skills for the Holidays”
• 5 Easy Pieces: Demystifying Asperger’s”

Club Playhouse Opens
Preschool thru Teens

Playhouse Theater Games
Enhances Social Skills!

Playhouse Theater Games

Just how powerful humor and play can be is best evidenced by observing a group of preteen and teens playing non-competitive games that inject humor at every juncture. Humor and play allow us to tap into the right, more emotional side of the brain and they enhance the underdeveloped cognitive functioning of social skills. It is a psycho-physiological experience that can be obtain and used as a tool to teach social skills.

In a world where things are dramatically, and problematically too “systemizing” (Cambridge University psychologist, Simon Baron-Cohen”) for these children, the playfulness of injecting humor into our exercises and games teaches children to accept responsibility and foster flexibility for change in an otherwise rigid world.

The benefits of humor and play in social skills groups:

  • Develops connectedness  Teaches responsibility
  • Increases Awareness of Others
  • Heightens sense of staging – reading the situation at hand.
  • Develops a sense of ‘stewardness'
  • Enhances the freedom to explore without fear
  • Expands Perspective
  • Yields Courage - creates a sense of safety when trying new and uncomfortable behaviors that may be second nature to you and me but foreign and scary for a child lacking in this area. And, offers a safe environment to make mistakes.
  • Breaks negative patterns
  • Teaches differentiation between behavior driven events and happenstance destiny (a.k.a. helps to explore and define taking responsibility.)
  • Manages anger-driven events with a more positive outcome and reduces the escalation.
  • Fosters learning, growing and a sense of how to ‘enjoy' a situation.
  • Elicits compassion and sensitivity
  • Teaches conflict-resolution
  • Allows a comfort-zone for risk-taking

Each portion of the social skills speech and language groups will incorporate a minimum of 30 minutes of Playhouse Theater Games. We are exploring the demand for a full Theater Games 90 minute session so please let us know if this is of interest. Private group consultation for “At-Home” social events are also available.