Expert and Author | Social Skills Curriculum

Dr. Karina Poirier is an experienced behavioral analyst/social skills therapist in the childhood development field. Social skills books, a social skills curriculum, autism workshops, social interaction-based workshops, and social-emotional learning solutions round out her resume. Her work emphasizes social interaction as a key component in helping children with developmental disabilities build the social skills they need to succeed in the “real world.”

Social Skills Solutions

Dr. Poirier, Psy.D., BCBA-D offers workable solutions for both professionals and parents working with children with low- and high-functioning autism, ADHD, Down syndrome, and other developmental delays. She’s available as a speaker for your school district or private organization, and offers:

Social and Emotional Skills Curriculum

Dr. Poirier’s curriculum improves and advances the following for kids with social and social and cognitive (thinking-related) deficits:

  • Emotional thinking (a.k.a. emotional intelligence)
  • Social language ability
  • Friendship-making skills
  • Narrative ability
  • Conflict resolution and problem solving skills

Dr. Poirier’s social skills curriculum develops and strengthens skills that help kids build meaningful, lasting relationships with peers. They learn social interaction through modeling, coaching, and direct instruction. She reshapes negative behaviors that isolate children into socially acceptable behaviors that attract other kids. This lets her patients use the play and friendship skills, conversational skills, empathy, and social problem-solving skills they’ve learned—all factors that make children attractive to other children.

She teaches her social skills classes and workshops all over the United States.

Few clinicians approach Dr. Poirier’s authority and experience in the field of child development, given her groundbreaking social skills books, autism workshops, and unique social skills curriculum. You won’t find a better social skills coach or behavior analyst for children.