Education

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: 3430

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.
Juvenile Nonfiction

The Social Skills Picture Book

For High School and Beyond

Author: Jed Baker

Publisher: Future Horizons

ISBN: 1932565353

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 177

View: 2948

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

My Social Stories Book

Author: Carol Gray,Abbie Leigh White,Sean McAndrew

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1853029505

Category: Education

Page: 141

View: 9828

Takes autistic children step by step through such activities as using the toilet, brushing their teeth, and wearing a safety belt in the car.
Education

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: 5607

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.
Education

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

View: 4542

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!
Family & Relationships

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: 4325

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.
Psychology

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

View: 2997

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.
Education

Playing it Right!

Social Skills Activities for Parents and Teachers of Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Including Asperger Syndrome and Autism

Author: Rachael Bareket

Publisher: AAPC Publishing

ISBN: 9781931282819

Category: Education

Page: 101

View: 9270

This collection of practical, hands-on social skills activities are easy for both parents and teachers to carry out with the child. The activities result in a finished product that can serve as a reminder to reinforce skills in addition to practicing reading, writing, fine-motor, etc.
Education

The New Social Story Book

Author: Carol Gray

Publisher: Future Horizons

ISBN: 9781885477668

Category: Education

Page: 280

View: 1610

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

Hygiene and Related Behaviors for Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum and Related Disorders

A Fun Curriculum with a Focus on Social Understanding

Author: Kelly J. Mahler

Publisher: AAPC Publishing

ISBN: 9781934575420

Category: Education

Page: 187

View: 7873

This innovative curriculum teaches important hygiene skills and associated social understanding using a fun approach that targets the core characteristics and learning styles of children and adolescents on the autism spectrum. The author's generous use of structure, predictability, self-monitoring, and ways to convey and check for social understanding is worked into all discussion and activities. Ranging from basic daily hygiene to picking, using public restrooms, burping, and farting, topics focus on healthy and socially acceptable behaviors. The book is the answer to the constant search for inventive and intriguing ways to teach often quite boring topics surrounding functional life skills. Lesson plans are well conceptualized and organized, showing that the author knows what makes children and adolescents with Asperger Syndrome and related disorders tic.
Education

Teaching Social Skills to People with Autism

Best Practices in Individualizing Interventions

Author: Andy Bondy,Mary Jane Weiss

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781606130117

Category: Education

Page: 177

View: 9771

Difficulties with social skills are among the biggest challenges for children with autism. This landmark, research-based essay collection is an overview of the best practices for teaching social skills to people with autism. Thirteen contributors include well known professionals who describe what works best for learners with autism: - parent training to increase their toddler's engagement & play - combining approaches in small group settings with typically developing peers - targeting core deficits of autism with Pivotal Response Treatment - using conversational scripts, video modeling, and peer-mediated interventions - employing naturalistic teaching strategies Behavior analysts, teachers, early interventionists, SLPs, graduate students, and anyone who instructs other professionals how to teach children with autism can consult this book to find tried-and-true approaches to teaching social skills. Parents, too, may wish to consult this book if they are seeking a more effective approach to helping their child master social skills.
Education

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

View: 3651

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.
Education

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: 4105

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.
Psychology

Teach Me With Pictures

40 Fun Picture Scripts to Develop Play and Communication Skills in Children on the Autism Spectrum

Author: Linda Hodgdon,Ruth Harris,Simone Griffin

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 0857006320

Category: Psychology

Page: 168

View: 9918

An easy-to-use resource for professionals and parents, this book provides fun and practical ideas to help motivate and extend communication and play skills in children with autism with the support of pictures. The book describes how picture scripts can help facilitate play and learning and provides 40 photocopiable scripts across a range of different activities such as drawing, cooking, using construction toys, imaginative play, arts and crafts, and life skills. Tasks are presented in small manageable step-by-step picture sequences and support a range of skills including following instructions, increasing independence, comprehension, story-telling and choice-making. Readers can print copies of the scripts from the CD-ROM that accompanies the book. Ideal for special education teachers, early years practitioners, speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, and parents, this will be an excellent tool for any classroom, home or therapy setting.
Psychology

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

View: 7020

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.
Family & Relationships

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

View: 4949

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.
Education

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: 8727

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.
Psychology

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: 3251

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!
Education

Social Rules for Kids

The Top 100 Social Rules Kids Need to Succeed

Author: Susan Diamond

Publisher: AAPC Publishing

ISBN: 9781934575840

Category: Education

Page: 131

View: 6018

Many parents are not sure of what to say and do to help their children improve their social interactions. Social Rules for Kids - The Top 100 Social Rules Kids Need to Succeed helps open the door of communication between parent and child by addressing 100 social rules for home, school, and the community. Using simple, easy-to- follow rules covering topics such as body language, manners, feelings and more, this book aims to make student's lives easier and more successful by outlining specific ways to interact with others on a daily basis.
Psychology

No More Meltdowns

Positive Strategies for Managing and Preventing Out-Of-Control Behavior

Author: Jed Baker

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1935274279

Category: Psychology

Page: 150

View: 8097

It could happen at the grocery store. At a restaurant. At school. At home. Meltdowns are stressful for both child and adult, but Dr. Baker can help! Author of the award-winning Social Skills Picture Book series, Dr. Jed Baker offers parents and teachers strategies for preventing and managing meltdowns. His 20+ years of experience working with children on the autism spectrum, combined with his personal experiences raising his own children, have yielded time-tested strategies, and results! Dr. Baker offers an easy-to-follow, 4-step model that will improve your everyday relationships with the children in your life: 1) Managing your own emotions by adjusting your expectations, 2) Learning strategies to calm a meltdown in the moment, 3) Understanding why a meltdown occurs, and 4) Creating plans to prevent future meltdowns.