Adolescent Development: What Do Our Students Need to Succeed?
Lynda Geller, Ph.D.
Clinical Director, Spectrum Services
January 22, 2013
Adolescence is a period of important social, personality, and academic change. For children on the autism spectrum, this can be a critical time that needs a different kind of attention than for previous kinds of learning. This presentation will discuss how these changes proceed and what developmental features need attention from families and teachers.
Lynda Geller, Ph.D., served on the faculties of Georgetown University, Stony Brook University and NYU Medical Schools for 25 years, where she worked on the development of clinical centers providing a wide array of services for children and adults with autism spectrum conditions. Dr. Geller has a clinical practice in New York City and founded Spectrum Services, a multidisciplinary group dedicated to providing social, psychological, psychiatric, speech and language, vocational training and employment, family support, consulting and coaching services for children and adults with Asperger Syndrome and related conditions.