Teaching Social Skills to People With Autism

Teaching Social Skills to People With Autism

Best Practices in Individualizing Interventions

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Woodbine House
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.

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Children and even adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) classically exhibit impaired social skills. Yet these can to an extent be taught, and this volume looks at a variety of strategies for doing so, from Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT) to new uses of video modeling. Parents of autistic children also need guidance, and a chapter describing the work done through the Sunny Starts program goes a long way toward providing this. Edited by Bondy (behavioral analyst, Pyramid Educational Consultants) and Weiss (education, Endicott College), the contributors hold either academic positions or are employed by organizations such as the Alpine Learning Group. Annotation ©2013 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Bethesda, MD : Woodbine House, 2013
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9781606130117
Branch Call Number: 616.8588206 Tea
Characteristics: xii, 177 p. : ill
Additional Contributors: Bondy, Andy
Weiss, Mary Jane


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