The Autism Social Skills Picture Book: Teaching Communication, Play and Emotion

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Future Horizons, Jan 1, 2001 - Education - 197 pages
Winner of an iParenting Media Award, this book uses photographs of students engaging in a variety of real-life social situations. The realistic format plays to the visual strengths of children with ASD to teach appropriate social behaviors. Color photographs illustrate the "right way" and "wrong way" to approach each situation and the positive/negative consequences of each. A facilitator (parent, teacher, etc.) is initially needed to explain each situation, and ask questions such as "What is happening in this picture?" Children role-play skills until confident enough to practice them in real-life interactions.

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User Review  - ThePinesLibrary - LibraryThing

Uses photographs of real life social situations to help children with autism about social behaviours. Illustrates the right and wrong ways clearly. Read full review

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User Review  - mrsromeo -

Really an excellent resource for anyone working with children with social skills deficits. The pictures are engaging and it is well scripted. Read full review

About the author (2001)

Having earned his MA and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Albany, Dr. Jed Baker is a behavioral consultant for several New Jersey school districts where, nearly two decades ago, he organized a group to help children with social communication problems. That group expanded and ultimately became the Social Skills Training Project under Dr. Baker's directorship. Dr. Baker also presents lectures all over the world on social skills training, and is on the board of directors of the Asperger's Syndrome Education Network, Inc. (ASPEN). His work has been featured on ABC News and Nightline.

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