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Learning About Friendship

Learning About Friendship Author Kay Al-Ghani
ISBN-10 0857003488
Release 2011-05-15
Pages 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.



Social Skills Training for Children with Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism

Social Skills Training for Children with Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism Author Susan Williams White
ISBN-10 9781609182113
Release 2011-08-03
Pages 182
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This practical, research-based guide provides a wealth of tools and strategies for implementing social skills training in school or clinical settings. Numerous case examples illustrate common social difficulties experienced by children with high-functioning autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and Asperger syndrome; the impact on peer relationships, school performance, and behavior; and how social skills training can help. Chapters delve into the nuts and bolts of teaching and reinforcing core skills in classroom, small-group, or individual contexts, emphasizing ways to tailor interventions to each individual's needs. Reproducible forms and worksheets can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size.



Super Skills

Super Skills Author Judith Coucouvanis
ISBN-10 9781931282673
Release 2005
Pages 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.



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

Social Skills Training for Children and Adolescents with Asperger Syndrome and Social communication Problems Author Jed E. Baker
ISBN-10 9781931282208
Release 2003-01-01
Pages 231
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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.



Party Planning for Children and Teens on the Autism Spectrum

Party Planning for Children and Teens on the Autism Spectrum Author Kate E Reynolds
ISBN-10 0857006142
Release 2012-06-15
Pages 160
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Parties and celebrations can be highly challenging for children and teens on the autism spectrum and they can often feel reluctant to participate. This book shows that if parties embrace the differences intrinsic to autism, and are planned carefully, they can be inclusive events enjoyed by all. Drawing on personal experience with her son, the author highlights aspects of conventional parties that can heighten the anxieties of those on the spectrum and outlines practical solutions to these issues. The book covers considerations for party invitations, prizes, food and venues and includes chapters suggesting activities for age groups 2-8, 9-12 and teenagers. This book will empower parents and caregivers to plan stress-free parties with ease, enabling those on the autism spectrum to develop social skills and self-confidence – and most importantly, have fun!



From Home to School with Autism

From Home to School with Autism Author Kay Al-Ghani
ISBN-10 0857004085
Release 2011-01-15
Pages 112
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Beginning school is a challenging time for most young children. For those with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) the significant change this entails can be overwhelming, and everyone involved will be in need of guidance to make the transition as smooth and as stress-free as possible. This positive and practical book arms schools with a wealth of essential information, easy-to-implement strategies and photocopiable resources that will help to make early schooldays an enjoyable experience for young children on the spectrum. Constructive suggestions, such as introducing visual schedules and accommodating sensory issues, will help children with ASD to feel comfortable in school, and activities including making a 'happy scrapbook' and a home-school diary will support staff home liaison. From Home to School with Autism is essential reading for education professionals seeking to encourage and inspire greater confidence in young children with ASD as they embark on school life.



Social Skills Success for Students With Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism

Social Skills Success for Students With Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism Author Richard L. Simpson
ISBN-10 9781544320533
Release 2018-05-22
Pages 232
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Provide students the social skills instruction they need to succeed in school and in life! This practical resource provides evidence-based strategies for enhancing social skills of children and adolescents who have Asperger Disorder and other forms of high-functioning autism. Case studies, vignettes, classroom materials, checklists, and templates will help you: Deliver interventions that model desirable behaviors and provide opportunities for students to practice Support students in navigating social situations, forming relationships with peers and adults, and following rules and routines Develop, implement, and evaluate social skills intervention and support programs



Navigating the Social World

Navigating the Social World Author Jeanette McAfee
ISBN-10 9781935274469
Release 2011-12-01
Pages 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.



Visual Techniques for Developing Social Skills

Visual Techniques for Developing Social Skills Author Rebecca A. Moyes
ISBN-10 9781935274513
Release 2012-02
Pages 128
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Children with autism are visual learners, and Rebecca uses this ability to teach social skills in unique and fun ways. Here area few of the things you will be able to teach easily with this helpful resource.



I Am Utterly Unique

I Am Utterly Unique Author Elaine Marie Larson
ISBN-10 1931282897
Release 2006
Pages 56
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Teaches the alphabet through such positive statements as "I am genuinely goodhearted" for the letter "g" and "I am utterly unique" for the letter "u."



Incorporating Social Goals in the Classroom

Incorporating Social Goals in the Classroom Author Rebecca Moyes
ISBN-10 9781846421945
Release 2001-03-15
Pages 192
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This book provides practical, hands-on strategies to teach social skills to children with high-functioning autism and Asperger Syndrome. It includes a detailed description of the social deficits of these children as they appear in the classroom - difficulties with such things as understanding idioms, taking turns in conversation, understanding and using tone of voice and body language - and ways to address them. Instruction is included in the book to enhance the development of appropriate, measurable, and meaningful individualized education plans (IEPs) to incorporate social goals. Lesson plans are included to facilitate the ability to 'teach' these social goals. Parents will find this text an excellent training tool to help develop social education curriculums for their children, and teachers will find it particularly helpful as an easy-to-read manual containing many 'nuts and bolts' strategies to utilize in the classroom.



The Asperkid s Secret Book of Social Rules

The Asperkid s  Secret  Book of Social Rules Author Jennifer Cook O'Toole
ISBN-10 9780857006851
Release 2012-09-15
Pages 280
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Being a teen or tween isn't easy for anyone but it can be especially tough for Asperkids. Jennifer O'Toole knows; she was one! This book is a top secret guide to all of the hidden social rules in life that often seem strange and confusing to young people with Asperger syndrome. The Asperkid's (Secret) Book of Social Rules offers witty and wise insights into baffling social codes such as making and keeping friends, blending in versus standing out from the crowd, and common conversation pitfalls. Chock full of illustrations, logical explanations, and comic strip practice sessions, this is the handbook that every adult Aspie wishes they'd had growing up. Ideal for all 10-17 year olds with Asperger syndrome, this book provides inside information on over thirty social rules in bite-sized chunks that older children will enjoy, understand, and most importantly use daily to navigate the mysterious world around them.



Visual Support for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Visual Support for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders Author Vera Bernard-Opitz
ISBN-10 1934575828
Release 2011
Pages 228
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Combining their years of experience working with individuals on the autism spectrum, both here and around the world, authors Vera Bernard-Opitz and Anne Häußler bring teachers and other professionals practical ideas and teaching methods for offering visual supports to students with autism spectrum disorders and other visual learners. With hundreds of colorful illustrations and step-by-step directions, this book lays the foundation for how to structure teaching environments, as well as offers countless examples of activities for students, ranging from basic skills, to reading and math, to social behavior.



Our Journey Through High Functioning Autism and Asperger Syndrome

Our Journey Through High Functioning Autism and Asperger Syndrome Author Linda Andron
ISBN-10 9781853029479
Release 2001
Pages 191
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This is an excellent travelers' guide because it is written by people who have been there. The stories are enthralling and the authors' experiences enable us to understand the culture and perspective of people with autistic spectrum disorder. This book is recommended for anyone who has embarked on a journey to explore a part of our world that we have only recently discovered.' - from the foreword by Tony Attwood 'I had a great many of my hunches and hopes confirmed when I read the words of the generous parents, and their even more generous children, who contributed to this book...Most important, I learned it is possible to be inspired to see the glass as half full, no matter how many leaks there seem to be in the cup...I believe the community who reads this book will join me in thanking those who wrote it, for their courage, their wit and their plethora of ideas.' - from the foreword by Liane Holliday Willey For the families who have contributed to this book, living with autism spectrum disorders has been a journey of self-discovery. With honesty and humor, they describe the ways autism has affected their daily lives, the challenges they have faced and the approaches they have found beneficial. They share their practical and original strategies for dealing with issues such as helping children to develop empathy and humor, developing and maintaining friendships and explaining their autism spectrum disorders to other people. This book will be a source of advice and inspiration for families of children with autism and the professionals who work with them. It is practical, realistic and positive - autism is seen as something to be understood and celebrated. As 11-year-old Glen states in the Appendix, written by some of the children with autism featured in the book: 'I like myself and consider my difference something positive.' Linda Andron is a licensed clinical social worker, Adjunct Lecturer in Psychiatry and Bio-Behavioural Sciences and Clinical Instructor at the University of California at Los Angeles. She is the director of the UCLA Family Support Community Program and the clinical director of the Center for Asperger's Assessment and Intervention at the HELP Group. She has worked with over 500 families of children with High Functioning Autism and Asperger Syndrome and is a member of the Professional Advisory Board of the Autism Society of Los Angeles. She has written many articles and chapters on developmental disabilities.



Teaching Theory of Mind

Teaching Theory of Mind Author Kirstina Ordetx
ISBN-10 9781849058971
Release 2012
Pages 115
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This book provides an innovative, easy-to-follow curriculum for teaching children with autism spectrum disorders to relate to and interact with others successfully by developing basic Theory of Mind skills. Containing twelve lesson plans and 220 cut-out-and-keep cards, it is an essential resource for teachers and other education professionals.



Quirky Yes Hopeless No

Quirky  Yes   Hopeless  No Author Beth Wagner Brust
ISBN-10 1429990392
Release 2009-08-04
Pages 384
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In Quirky, Yes—Hopeless, No, Dr. Cynthia La Brie Norall and Beth Brust present short lessons, structured around specific topics from A-Z that address the social challenges faced by Asperger's children and teens. Since everyday "people skills" do not come naturally to children with Asperger's, they need training in such simple activities as: • How to greet others and make eye contact •How to let go and move on to new tasks • How to cooperate and ask for help •How to pay compliments •How to discern someone's true intentions • How to handle teasing and bullying • How not to be rude. Based on Dr. Norall's twenty years of experience diagnosing and treating thousands with Asperger's, this book will share her insights gained from helping so many friendless Asperger's children become more approachable, less stuck, and finally able to make, and keep, a friend or two.



Talk Ability

Talk Ability Author Fern Sussman
ISBN-10 0921145322
Release 2006
Pages 202
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Provides practical strategies to help kids with Asperger syndrome, high functioning autism or social difficulties gain the social and special language abilities necessary for successful conversations and friendships.