Social Skills Training for Children and Adolescents with Asperger Syndrome and Social-communication Problems

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Autism Asperger Pub., Jan 1, 2003 - Education - 231 pages
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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Social Skills Training

User Review  - sugarfre -

This is a good book to use. I am a school counselor and I am running a group for kids on the spectrum. The lessons are easy and well thought out. I would recommend this if you dont have a lot of extra ... Read full review

Great curriculum

User Review  - AspieMom - Borders

Excellent, straight-forward curriculum for teaching social skills to children with Asperger syndrome. Read full review

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