| As a Clinical Supervisor in the Sargent
College Academic Speech Clinic, Ms. Abele oversees the clinical training
of graduate students in the areas of Language and Pragmatics. Currently,
Ms. Abele facilitates social pragmatic groups for children and adolescents
who have Asperger's Syndrome or other neurological disorders that inhibit
their ability to glean the underlying and unexpressed structural rules of
conversation and narratives. The aim of these pragmatic groups is to explicitly
teach clients how to discern conversational hierarchies, develop listening
skills, decipher body langauge and scaffold their narratives so that their
listeners have enough context to follow along. Regular weekly group sessions
offer our clients a chance to practice these skills with their peers.
Learn more about the Sargent Clinic Pragmatics Groups from a 1999 article in the BU Bridge.
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