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The Emotional Intelligence of Asperger’s Syndrome: Interventions to Achieve Social and Personal Success

Timothy Kowalski, MA, CCC-SLP
1 Hour 49 Minutes
Oct 18, 2016
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Join Timothy P. Kowalski, M.A., CCC-SLP, and learn how individuals diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome present with significant deficits in Emotional Intelligence (EQ), on both personal and social levels. We will explore Asperger’s syndrome impact on personal EQ competencies, such as self-awareness, self-regulation and self-motivation and social EQ competencies, such as social awareness and social skills. Suggested intervention strategies will also be included. As a result, you will be able to develop more appropriate goals and produce true positive change in these individuals to allow them greater confidence when presented with the complexities of a social society.


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Timothy P. Kowalski, M.A., CCC-SLP, is a licensed speech-language pathologist specializing in social-pragmatic communication deficits and internationally known expert on Asperger Syndrome. His Orlando practice has seen clients from Europe, South America and throughout the USA. Mr. Kowalski regularly consults to schools on best practices for students identified or suspected of having Asperger’s syndrome and provides schoolwide district inservices.

Mr. Kowalski presents internationally on a wide variety of issues relative to Asperger’s, is a guest lecturer at universities and colleges and is a consultant for forensic cases involving Asperger’s syndrome. He has worked in a variety of psychiatric healthcare delivery systems including in-patient and outpatient psychiatric hospitals, sex offender units, and school-based settings. Mr. Kowalski is the author of six books on Asperger syndrome: Asperger Syndrome Explained; Social-Pragmatic Success for Asperger Syndrome and Other Related Disorders; Are You In The Zone?; The Source for Asperger’s Syndrome; Me, Myself, and You; Understanding Emotions: A Guide for Adults; and an article entitled Assessing Social Communication in Asperger Syndrome.

He holds the position of vice president of professional practices in speech-language pathology for the Florida Speech-Language-Hearing Association and is also a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Autism Society of America, Council for Behavior Disorders, and the Council for Exceptional Children. Mr. Kowalski is the recipient of the “2010 Clinician of the Year Award” offered by the Florida Association of Speech- Language Pathologists and Audiologists and the 2011 FLASHA nominee for the ASHA Louis M. di Carlo Award for Recent Clinical Achievement. He holds the “TEAMS 2000 Speech-Language Pathologist of the Year” award for his work with Autism in the four-countywide greater Orlando, Florida metropolitan area and has served on the board of directors for the Greater Orlando Chapter of the Autism Society of America.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Timothy Kowalski is the President of Professional Communication Services, Inc. He receives royalties as a published author. Timothy Kowalski receives a speaking honorarium, recording royalties, and a consultant fee from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Timothy Kowalski a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the Florida Association for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists.

Target Audience

Speech-Language Pathologists, Speech-Language Pathology Assistants, Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants, Special Education Teachers, ESE Teachers, General Education Teachers, School Administrators, Educational Paraprofessionals, Behavior Specialists, Counselors, Psychologists, Social Workers


  1. Identify key areas of emotional difficulty for individuals presenting with AS
  2. Summarize how the concepts of EQ can negatively impact AS intervention
  3. Develop appropriate goals for deficiencies in both personal and social EQ competencies
  4. Discuss how EQ directly impacts your client’s perception of himself
  5. State how EQ impacts your client’s perception of those around him


  1. Emotional Quotient (EQ) of Asperger’s Syndrome (AS)
    1. How AS Impacts EQ
    2. AS coping strategies
    3. AS factors limit the ability to recognize emotional states
  2. Personal Competences of EQ: Self-awareness, Self-Regulation, Self-Motivation
    1. Develop emotional awareness, self-assessment and self-confidence
    2. Improve self-control, conscientiousness and adaptability
    3. Increase focus, achievement, commitment, initiative and optimism
  3. Social Competence of EQ: Social Awareness and Social Skills
    1. Strengthen empathy, service orientation and leverage
  4. Develop communication, conflict management, bonds, collaboration and cooperation

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