Children with special needs, especially with autism, can find navigating the social world difficult and challenging.  There are so many rules for social interaction and they constantly evolve depending on who is in the room, as we age, etc.

Today I talk with Brock Tropea a speech language pathologist by day and a social skills group ninja in the afternoons. We cover how social skills groups work, how to understand and see progress and the specific types of social skills targeted for an upgrade.


Brock Tropea, M.A., CCC-SLP, created Stepping Stones Therapy and Learning Academy with the vision of giving families a better way of helping children succeed. In addition to serving as the clinical director and a speech and language pathologist at Stepping Stones Therapy, Brock also serves as an outside consultant to various school districts in Orange County. He is committed to ensuring that Stepping Stones Therapy continues to deliver its vision and embrace the needs of more families.

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