Southern Miss Autism Research and Treatment Lab Offering Program - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

Southern Miss Autism Research and Treatment Lab Offering Programs for Children, Adolescents

Photo credit: USM Photo credit: USM
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

The following is a news release from The University of Southern Mississippi

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Autism and Treatment (SMART) Lab is offering two programs for children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder and their peers, beginning May 31 on the USM Hattiesburg campus.

*Summer Social Skills Program: The SMART Lab’s Summer Social Skills Program is designed for children ages 4-12 and focuses on behavioral and social skills, such as joining in groups and conversation skills, and will include strategies to promote skill use in home and community settings. The twice-weekly instruction (Tuesdays and Thursdays starting at 1 p.m.; sessions will be 2.5 hours in duration) will be held for eight weeks, with groups divided by age.

*Social Skills and Games Group: This new program for adolescents age 13-19 targets social skills such as joining in groups and conversation skills in a fun, game-based setting. The twice-weekly instruction (Tuesdays and Thursdays starting at 1 p.m.; sessions will be 2.5 hours in duration) will be held for eight weeks, with groups divided by age.

These sessions will be taught by trained USM graduate students and led by USM Department of Psychology faculty members Evan Dart and Keith Radley in the USM School Psychology Service Center/SMART Lab, located in Owings-McQuagge Hall. Program fees are $100 per individual, which is adjustable based on income. For more information, contact Brandy Lowe at 601.266.5255 or email brandy.lowe@usm.edu.

Copyright 2017 WDAM. All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsLOCALMore>>

  • Six new troopers joining Hattiesburg MHP district

    Six new troopers joining Hattiesburg MHP district

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 7:57 PM EDT2018-04-25 23:57:26 GMT
    Mississippi Highway Patrol Sgt. Travis Luck (left) speaks with new troopers Jacob Welborn (center) and Allen Grace. Photo credit WDAM.Mississippi Highway Patrol Sgt. Travis Luck (left) speaks with new troopers Jacob Welborn (center) and Allen Grace. Photo credit WDAM.
    Mississippi Highway Patrol Sgt. Travis Luck (left) speaks with new troopers Jacob Welborn (center) and Allen Grace. Photo credit WDAM.Mississippi Highway Patrol Sgt. Travis Luck (left) speaks with new troopers Jacob Welborn (center) and Allen Grace. Photo credit WDAM.

    Six new troopers have joined the Mississippi Highway Patrol's Troop J in Hattiesburg. 

    More >>

    Six new troopers have joined the Mississippi Highway Patrol's Troop J in Hattiesburg. 

    More >>
  • MDS honored for community contributions

    MDS honored for community contributions

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 7:39 PM EDT2018-04-25 23:39:48 GMT
    Economy Supply hosted a luncheon for Mennonite Disaster Service volunteers Wednesday at their base camp. (Photo Source: WDAM)Economy Supply hosted a luncheon for Mennonite Disaster Service volunteers Wednesday at their base camp. (Photo Source: WDAM)
    Economy Supply hosted a luncheon for Mennonite Disaster Service volunteers Wednesday at their base camp. (Photo Source: WDAM)Economy Supply hosted a luncheon for Mennonite Disaster Service volunteers Wednesday at their base camp. (Photo Source: WDAM)
    In an effort to get tornado victims back into their homes, volunteers with the Mennonite Disaster Service have helped build 12 houses. And today, Economy Supply honored them with a luncheon for their commitment to the community.  Roses Bar-B-Que and Catering was provided to the volunteers, which included ribs, chicken, potato salad, baked beans and even banana pudding for those craving something sweet. MDS is expected to leave sometime next month. But, those they work with say t...More >>
    In an effort to get tornado victims back into their homes, volunteers with the Mennonite Disaster Service have helped build 12 houses. And today, Economy Supply honored them with a luncheon for their commitment to the community.  Roses Bar-B-Que and Catering was provided to the volunteers, which included ribs, chicken, potato salad, baked beans and even banana pudding for those craving something sweet. MDS is expected to leave sometime next month. But, those they work with say t...More >>
  • Getting your pool summer ready

    Getting your pool summer ready

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 7:16 PM EDT2018-04-25 23:16:16 GMT
    Summer time is coming fast here in the Pine Belt, and that means enjoying a relaxing day in the pool. (Photo source: WDAM archive)Summer time is coming fast here in the Pine Belt, and that means enjoying a relaxing day in the pool. (Photo source: WDAM archive)
    Summer time is coming fast here in the Pine Belt, and that means enjoying a relaxing day in the pool. (Photo source: WDAM archive)Summer time is coming fast here in the Pine Belt, and that means enjoying a relaxing day in the pool. (Photo source: WDAM archive)

    Summer time is fast approaching  here in the Pine Belt and that means enjoying a relaxing day in the pool. But what are some of the things you can do to get it ready? To find out, we talked to Kris Adcock, owner of Adcock Pools and Spas. Chemical water balance is really important. A lot of people don't realize that it affect everything. The bather usage is no longer comfortable. It also protect the finish on the pool and the equipment. It's also important to keep your pool ch...

    More >>

    Summer time is fast approaching  here in the Pine Belt and that means enjoying a relaxing day in the pool. But what are some of the things you can do to get it ready? To find out, we talked to Kris Adcock, owner of Adcock Pools and Spas. Chemical water balance is really important. A lot of people don't realize that it affect everything. The bather usage is no longer comfortable. It also protect the finish on the pool and the equipment. It's also important to keep your pool ch...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly