The Autism Social Skills Picture Book

Teaching Communication, Play and Emotion

Author: Jed Baker

Publisher: Future Horizons Incorporated

ISBN: 1885477910

Category: Education

Page: 197

View: 8586

Colorful pictures demonstrating nearly thirty social skills, including conversation, play, emotion management, and empathy, help engage and motivate students who need extra help learning appropriate social skills.
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The Social Skills Picture Book

For High School and Beyond

Author: Jed Baker

Publisher: Future Horizons

ISBN: 1932565353

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 177

View: 3501

Designed for highschoolers with social communication problems, this book encourages students to examine photographs of social interations and determine the most appropriate responses.
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My Social Stories Book

Author: Carol Gray,Abbie Leigh White,Sean McAndrew

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1853029505

Category: Education

Page: 141

View: 3067

Takes autistic children step by step through such activities as using the toilet, brushing their teeth, and wearing a safety belt in the car.
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A Quest for Social Skills for Students with Autism Or Asperger's

Ready-to-use Lessons with Games, Role-play Activities, and More

Author: JoEllen Cumpata,Susan Fell

Publisher: Future Horizons

ISBN: 1935274112

Category: Education

Page: 333

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With inclusive education becoming the norm in schools nationwide, teachers must educate their students while addressing the non-academic needs of children with special needs, such as autism and Asperger's Syndrome. They need ready-to-use lessons that won't interfere with their curriculum. QUEST (Questioning, Understanding, and Exploring Social Skills and Pragmatic Language Together) is a social skills program created to help middle school students who struggle with pragmatic language and social skills. Students meet 2-3 times weekly for 45 minutes. Developed from evidence-based research, this program implements hands-on activities, games, and role-play. Parents are kept in the loop with email updates and evaluations. Also includes a CD of printable worksheets!
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Social Skills Training for Children and Adolescents with Asperger Syndrome and Social-communication Problems

Author: Jed E. Baker,Brenda Smith Myles

Publisher: Autism Asperger Publishing Company

ISBN: 193128220X

Category: Education

Page: 231

View: 5355

Finally a social skills program that covers all the bases! Whether it's learning how long one can look at somebody without being accused of staring; how to shift topics, despite one's desire to stick with that all-consuming special interest; how to say no to peer pressure; or dealing with a sensitive topic - it's all here... and more. In this comprehensive and user friendly book, the author translates years of experience working with students wiht Asperger Syndrome and social-communication difficulties. After brief introductory chapters on skills to target, instructional strategies, behavior management, promoting generalization, etc., as well as a special chapter by Brenda Smith Myles on relevant characteristics of autism spectrum disorders, the reader is presented with the essence of this must-have resource: 70 of the skills that most commonly cause difficulty for individuals with autism spectrum disorders and social-communications problems. The presentation of each skill consists of a reproducible skill handout, as well as activity sheets listing ways teachers and parents can demonstrate, practice, and reinforce the skill in the classroom and at home. A concluding chapter on promoting peer acceptance offers sensitivity training programs for both students of various age groups and school staff, making this a complete social skills training package for students of all ages.
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Navigating the Social World

A Curriculum for Individuals with Asperger's Syndrome, High-Functioning Autism and Related Disorders

Author: Jeanette McAfee

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1935274465

Category: Psychology

Page: 354

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Pediatrician Jeanie McAfee originally created this user-friendly social curriculum for her daughter Rachel, who was diagnosed with Asperger’s at age ten. Since then, it has become a staple for parents and educators. It addresses the most urgent problems facing those with Asperger’s Syndrome, high-functioning autism, and related disorders. Dr. McAfee covers how to increase communication skills, recognize and cope with emotions, recognize and prevent stress, develop abstract thinking skills, address behavioral problems, and much more. Tasks are broken down into small steps, repeated until they are mastered, then generalized. Helpful handouts, templates, and forms will help keep teachers and learners on track.
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Super Skills

A Social Skills Group Program for Children with Asperger Syndrome, High-functioning Autism and Related Challenges

Author: Judith Coucouvanis

Publisher: AAPC Publishing

ISBN: 1931282676

Category: Education

Page: 351

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The title says it all! Super Skills: A Social Skills Group Program for Children with Asperger Syndrome, High-Functioning Autism and Related Challenges is SUPER at many levels. Based on a thorough and comprehensive understanding of the unique characteristics of individuals with ASD, Judy Coucouvanis presents 30 lessons grouped under four types of skills necessary for social success: fundamental skills, social initiation skills, getting along with others, and social response skills. Each lesson is highly structured and organized, making it easy for even inexperienced teachers and other group leaders to follow and implement successfully. A series of practical checklists and other instruments provide a solid foundation for assessing students? social skills levels and subsequent planning.
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Reaching Out, Joining in

Teaching Social Skills to Young Children with Autism

Author: Mary Jane Weiss,Sandra L. Harris

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781890627249

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 225

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One of the most important yet difficult skills for children with autism to learn is effective social interaction. This book introduces social skills programs to parents of preschool- and kindergarten-aged children diagnosed with one of the Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDD), including Autistic Disorder, Asperger's Disorder, and PDD: Not Otherwise Specified. The book is based on the authors' decades of clinical experience using Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), a proven educational method, to teach social skills at home and school. This book focuses on four broad topics: play skills; the language of social skills; understanding another person's perspective; functioning in an inclusive classroom. This book helps parents to work with their child's strengths to improve social skills. Following the suggestions and exercises in this book, parents can teach children to: pretend-play, use toys appropriately, know when to use conventional responses like -- excuse me -- tell jokes, recognise that others' feelings and thoughts are different from their own, and initiate social interaction with peers. Included are tips for using games, modelling, rewards, role play, videos, activity schedules, and social stories to teach social skills and make the learning experience fun for parents and children. A case study of one family's efforts and successes provides a real-life example that's informative and reassuring. Appendices listing resources such as books, games, and activities give parents additional material to explore.
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The New Social Story Book

Author: Carol Gray

Publisher: Future Horizons

ISBN: 9781885477668

Category: Education

Page: 280

View: 630

Presents a collection of social stories with simple illustrations designed for serving people with autistic spectrum disorders (ASD) and those working for them.
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The Conversation Train

A Visual Approach to Conversation for Children on the Autism Spectrum

Author: Joel Shaul

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 0857009001

Category: Education

Page: 72

View: 9523

This inventive colour picture book uses the metaphor of a train to teach basic conventions of conversation to children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). Engines are like greetings; they get the train going. Freight wagons are like different speakers' turns; it is good to have at least a few when you are in conversation. A set of points guiding a train from one track to another is like a tactful change in the topic of conversation. When a conversation veers off-topic it is like a derailed train. As well as attractive colour photographs of trains, the book contains engaging photocopiable worksheets and colouring pages to help promote skill generalisation. This highly visual approach to conversation is ideally suited to children with ASDs aged approximately 5-13.
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The ASD and Me Picture Book

A Visual Guide to Understanding Challenges and Strengths for Children on the Autism Spectrum

Author: Joel Shaul

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784503517

Category: Education

Page: 104

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Learn to build individual strengths and work through problems with this picture-based guide for children with ASD aged 7-14. The use of images and photocopiable worksheets creates a simple and fun resource for identifying what you are good at and how to use those skills to deal with personal challenges.
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Successful Social StoriesTM for Young Children with Autism

Growing Up with Social StoriesTM

Author: Siobhan Timmins

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784503762

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 216

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Social StoriesTM are acknowledged as a very successful way of teaching concepts and social understanding to children with autism spectrum disorders, but considerable skill is needed to write the most effective story. This clear and engaging book introduces ways of thinking about the issues your child finds difficult, and includes 32 stories created by Dr Siobhan Timmins for her son during his early years, with helpful explanations of how she did it, and what the underlying thinking was behind each set of stories. She explains how the stories build upon each other to help the child to understand further, more complex topics, and how to see the connections so that you can best help your child. From basic skills such as learning to listen, wait and share, to common fears, this book takes the mystery out of creating effective Social StoriesTM and amply demonstrates how to put together a cohesive set of stories which your child can understand and relate to.
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Our Brains Are Like Computers!

Exploring Social Skills and Social Cause and Effect with Children on the Autism Spectrum

Author: Joel Shaul

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784502081

Category: Education

Page: 80

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This highly visual social skills book uses computer metaphors and visual diagrams to help children on the autism spectrum to understand how their words and actions can affect other people. Easily identifiable computing and social networking metaphors are used to explain how memories are saved in the brain, like files in computer folders, and how, just as files can be shared and downloaded on the internet, people learn about you by sharing their positive and negative impressions with each other. The author explains why certain actions may be 'liked' or 'disliked' by others, and offers guidance on appropriate and inappropriate social behavior. This book also features photocopiable worksheets to reinforce the guidance and lessons offered in the book.
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Learning About Friendship

Stories to Support Social Skills Training in Children with Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism

Author: Kay Al-Ghani

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9780857003485

Category: Psychology

Page: 144

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Making friends can be a challenge for all children, but those with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) can struggle more than most. This collection of ten fully-illustrated stories explores friendship issues encountered by children with ASD aged four to eight and looks at how they can be overcome successfully. Key problem areas are addressed, including sharing, taking turns, being a tattletale, obsessions, winning and losing, jealousy, personal space, tact and diplomacy, and defining friendship. The lively and entertaining stories depersonalize issues, allowing children to see situations from the perspective of others and enabling them to recognize themselves in the characters. This opens the door to discussion, which in turn leads to useful insight and strategies they can practise and implement in the future. Each story has a separate introduction for adults which explains the main strategies within it. This book will be a valuable resource for all parents and teachers of children with ASD, along with their friends and families, and anybody else looking to help children on the spectrum to understand, make and maintain friendships.
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The Green Zone Conversation Book

Finding Common Ground in Conversation for Children on the Autism Spectrum

Author: Joel Shaul

Publisher: JKP

ISBN: 1849057591

Category: Psychology

Page: 96

View: 317

Using bright colours and fun illustrations, this book will show children with Autism Spectrum Disorder aged 7 and above how to identify common interests in conversation, and how to go on to talk about them successfully. The photocopiable worksheets and activities encourage children to engage with this visual model and reinforce the method.
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Revealing the Hidden Social Code

Social Stories (TM) for People with Autistic Spectrum Disorders

Author: Marie Howley,Eileen Arnold

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781846421426

Category: Education

Page: 160

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The Social Stories(TM) approach is widely acknowledged as a key technique for teaching social and life skills to children with autistic spectrum disorders. This text, endorsed by the originator of Social Stories(TM), Carol Gray, offers clear and comprehensive guidance for professionals, parents and carers on how to write successful and targeted Social Stories(TM) that will help develop the autistic spectrum child's understanding of social interaction. The book outlines the kinds of social challenges that people with ASD may experience and highlights the importance of learning social skills in meaningful contexts. An extended review of the guidelines for writing Social Stories(TM) will help writers to structure and develop their stories. The authors explain the key elements and highlight the potential difficulties that a writer may encounter, while providing encouragement and guidance through the various stages of what is often a challenging process. They include examples from their own professional experience, and suggest ways in which the Social Stories(TM) approach may enhance other strategies. Helpful advice on presentation and implementation is provided. Revealing the Hidden Social Code is essential reading for any professional, parent, carer or teacher wanting to employ Social Stories(TM) to develop social understanding in people with ASDs.
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Social Skills Matter!, Grades PK - 2

Social Narrative Mini-Books

Author: Christine Schwab,Kassandra Flora

Publisher: Key Education Publishing

ISBN: 1483809293

Category: Education

Page: 382

View: 9174

Help your students learn how to communicate effectively, make good choices, and practice appropriate behavior with Social Skills Matter! This book includes reproducible mini-books for children to assemble, color, read, and make their own. Each mini-book focuses on a different facet of important social skills including cooperative play, learning about feelings, communication, school-day behavior, manners, and behavior management. Mastery of these essential social skills can be a factor in determining a child’s future success, social acceptance, and happiness. Key Education products are intended to engage and educate young and special learners, as well as assist teachers in building a strong and developmentally appropriate curriculum for these children.
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Preparing for Life

The Complete Guide for Transitioning to Adulthood for Those with Autism and Asperger's Syndrome

Author: Jed Baker

Publisher: Future Horizons

ISBN: 1932565337

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 357

View: 9504

A life skills guide for individuals with autism and Asperger's syndrome discusses social skills and strategies needed for success in the adult world, including discussion of perspective-taking, nonverbal communication skills, and stress management.
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The New Social Story Book: 10th Anniversary Edition

Over 150 Social Stories That Teach Everyday Social Skills to Children

Author: Carol Gray

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 193527497X

Category: Psychology

Page: 333

View: 2378

Originally fueled by grassroots enthusiasm, and later confirmed as an evidence-based practice, Carol Gray’s Social Stories have earned the respect of parents and professionals worldwide, while earning the invaluable trust of children and students. Each Social Story describes a social situation, skill, or concept according to Gray’s innovative ten criteria, as defined and explained in the included Social Story 10.1 Tutorials. The goal of a Social Story is to share accurate information meaningfully and safely, promoting true social understanding. This book provides already-written Stories to get you started, plus the direction and tools you’ll need to write your own successful Social Stories. May our collective Stories inform, guide, and inspire the individuals you care for! Carol Gray developed Social Stories in 1991 to promote social understanding in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Now, nearly twenty years after their inception, Social Stories have become a standard approach for teachers and parents all over the globe, and the stories are more effective than ever! This 10th Anniversary Edition of The New Social Story Book offers over 150 of the most requested Social Stories each one professionally written by Carol Gray. But it doesn’t end there—Carol also teaches you how to write Social Stories yourself! Years of experience and trial-and-error have led to updated Story guidelines. Carol explains her fine-tuned process in the included ten-step learning module "The Social Story 10.1 Tutorials"—perfect for parents and teachers!
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Engaging Mirror Neurons to Inspire Connection and Social Emotional Development in Children and Teens on the Autism Spectrum

Theory into Practice through Drama Therapy

Author: Lee R. Chasen

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 0857009087

Category: Psychology

Page: 320

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The innovative drama therapy programme develops social skills in children and teens on the autism spectrum by looking to the mirror neuron system as the key to social connection and interaction. Lee R. Chasen provides an accessible explanation of the approach's grounding in neuroscience, followed by a thirty-session program involving creative tools such as guided play, sociometry, puppetry, role-play, video modeling and improvisation. Scenarios drawn from his own practice provide useful insights into both the practicalities and positive results of this unique approach. This ground-breaking book will be of interest to drama and creative arts therapists, as well as teachers, school psychologists, counsellors and other professionals who work with children on the autism spectrum.
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