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

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

by Jed Baker

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Winner of an iParenting Media Award - now in Spanish!

This picture book appeals to the visual strengths of students on the autism spectrum, with color photos of students demonstrating various social skills in the correct (and sometimes incorrect) way. The skills depicted are meant to be read, role-played, corrected when necessary, role-played some more and, finally, to be practiced by the student in real-life social situations. “Thought bubbles” show what people are thinking during these interactions (not always what you hoped!). Practical, engaging, and down-to-earth, this is a valuable tool to help teens navigate the often-mysterious rules of social conduct in everyday situations. Helpful sections include:

  • Conversation
  • Building and Maintaining Friendships
  • Asserting Your Feelings
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Asking Someone Out on a Date
  • Dealing with School and Work
  • Dealing with Mistakes
  • Working with Others—Compromising
  • Job Interviewing
  • Product Details

    ISBN-13: 9781885477910
    Publisher: Future Horizons, Inc.
    Publication date: 01/01/2001
    Series: Social Skills Picture Book Series
    Pages: 197
    Sales rank: 463,400
    Product dimensions: 8.70(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.60(d)
    Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

    About the Author

    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.

    Table of Contents

    Part One
    The Nature of Autism
    A brief look at Autism
    The Importance of Using Visual Aids to Teach Children with Autism
    Teaching Social Skills
    Discrete Trial
    Incidental Teaching
    Cognitive Picture Rehearsal
    What are Social Stories?
    Structured Learning
    About Social Skill Picture Stories
    What are Social Skills Picture Stories?
    Who Should Use Social Skills Picture Stories?
    How to Use This Book
    Initial Instruction
    Should You Teach the “Wrong Way” to Enact a Skill?
    Role-playing the Skills
    Reviewing the Skill/Providing Corrective Feedback
    Generalization of Skills
    Making Your Own Social Skills Picture Stories
    Things to Consider
    Sample Steps for Other Skills
    References

    Part Two
    Communication Related Skills
    Don’t be a Space Invader
    Listening Position
    Interrupting I (help opening a jar)
    Interrupting II (help with a zipper)
    Interrupting III (asking peers for a toy)
    Greetings
    Listening During a Conversation
    Starting and Maintaining a Conversation (about the present)
    Starting and Maintaining a Conversation (about the past)
    Ending a conversation
    Introducing yourself
    Talking Briefly
    Play-Related Skills
    Asking to Play
    Joining in Play
    Sharing
    Compromising
    Turn Taking in Play
    Playing a Game
    Dealing with Losing
    Emotion-Related Skills
    Keeping Calm
    Showing Understanding for Others’ Feelings
    Accepting No for an Answer
    Dealing with Mistakes
    Trying Something New (fear of a new situation)
    Dealing with Teasing
    Trying when it’s Hard (dealing with hard or frustrating work)
     

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