Indiana State University
Indiana State University doctor of clinical psychology students will offer a second social skills cohort for children who have high-functioning autism, anxiety or ADHD with social skills deficits.
The group will meet from 6 to 7 p.m. every Wednesday from March 22 to May 3 at Indiana State’s Psychology Clinic in Root Hall, located at 424 N. Seventh St. Parents can call the clinic at 812-237-3317 to register their child for the free service.
Last fall, under the supervision of licensed psychologist and Indiana State professor Liz O’Laughlin, Rachel Magin, ’19, and Erin McTiernan, ’19, led the first group of around five children, ages 6-9, in seven sessions of theater and improv games.
“Role playing with theater games gets you out of your head and trying new things,” Magin said. “When we did the social skills group in the fall, we did games that worked specifically on several different social skills — eye contact, assertiveness, listening, how to introduce yourself and deal with anxiety. The kids started doing a lot better as the group progressed, and there were times at the end that I could really start to see things clicking.”
Magin developed the social skills group in 2013 for her psychology thesis at Union College in New York, where she double majored in psychology and theater.
“The group (at Indiana State) was different and fun from the first time I ran it, and it’s always good to have a new dynamic,” she said. “This is a way to help kids to feel safe to try new things.”
Because Magin and McTiernan will graduate this spring, Magin said there will be a third doctor of clinical psychology student helping conduct the group and lead the class in the future.
Parents said they noticed changes in their children and their use of skills they learned in the group.
“Every other session, Erin (McTiernan) will also run a parenting group with the parents to talk about how to manage their child’s anxiety, social skills and behavioral problems and some behavioral interventions with the parents and provide handouts and information on how to handle the disorders,” Magin said.
Vigo County Health Department
Jan. 23 - Jan. 27
Ulloa’s Market Place, 1420 Lafayette Ave., (3 Critical, 6 Non Critical)-Outdated cooked meat in cooler(discarded); Apron and food observed in hand wash sink; Bowls of food from day before found in kitchen.
Little Caesars, 2520 Wabash Ave., (2 Critical, 1 Non Critical)-Uncooked pizzas on racks not time marked for disposal; Front hand wash sink found unclean.
Jiffy Mini Mart #582, 1560 N 25th St., (2 Critical)-Debris observed on chute in ice machine; No proof of certified food handler.
TeePee Tavern, 1651 S 25th St., (2 Critical)-Hand wash sink removed from wall in kitchen; Hot water at 3 bay sink faucet controlled by shut off valve.
Pizza Hut Delivery, 1301 Wabash Ave., (1 Critical, 2 Non Critical)-Sanitizer in automatic dish washer <100ppm.
Rose-Hulman Moench Café, 5500 Wabash Ave., (1 Critical, 1 Non Critical)-Measuring cups and spoons not sanitized after washing.
Wal-Mart Supercenter #4235, 2399 S. St Rd 46, (1 Critical, 1 Non Critical)-Floor drain lid hook observed on hand wash sink in deli.
Viking Foodmart, 1160 US Hwy 40 W., (1 Critical)-Hot dogs, tornados and sausages on hot rollers found at 112F should be 135F or above.
Jimmy John’s, 3734 S. US Hwy 41, (1 Critical)-Built up black debris observed inside of ice machine.
Gulf Cuisine, 2501 S 3rd St Unit F, (2 Non Critical)
Express Mart #3, 2951 S 25th St., (2 Non critical)
Rose-Hulman Logan’s Café, 5500 Wabash Ave., (2 Non Critical)
Honey Baked Ham, 120 W Honey Creek Parkway, (1 Non critical)
Azzip Pizza, 4432 S. US Hwy 41 Ste 100, (1 Non Critical)
Pizza Di Roma Honey Creek Mall, 3501 Dixie Bee Rd A-6, (1 Non Critical)
Pat’s Café, 11890 S US Hwy 41, (1 Non Critical)
Panda Express, 3340 S Hwy 41, (1 Non Critical)
Quickpik, Inc., 3230 Wabash Ave., (1 Non Critical)
Fort Harrison Mini Mart, 1301 Ft. Harrison Rd., (1 Non Critical)
Establishments with No Violations
CVS Pharmacy #8650, 2440 Wabash Ave.
Rose-Hulman C-Store, 5500 Wabash Ave.
Rose-Hulman Subway, 5500 Wabash Ave.
Sandcut Tavern Inc., 6100 E. Rio Grande Ave.
Walgreens #03486, 1300 Wabash Ave.
Moose Lodge #1009, 3708 Wabash Ave.
Five Guys Burgers & Fries, 5399 S US Hwy 41
Dunkin Donuts, 2424 S 3rd St.
Deming Elementary School, 1750 8thAve.
Subway #52438, 1735 N 3rd St.
Subway #18135, 1014 S 3rd St.
Dollar Tree #3164, 3684 S US Hwy 41
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