DetailsA great new resource, this photographic picture book depicts children demonstrating various social skills which are broken down into concrete steps. Geared towards children with Asperger Syndrome or those who have difficulties with auditory and language processing, these stories help children understand what is happening and why people think and feel the way they do in particular social situations.The first part of the book looks at the importance of visual aides in teaching children with autism. Different methods of teaching social skills are outlined, explaining initial instruction, review and generalization of skills. The bulk of the book is Part Two which presents photos with dialogue bubbles, representing the “right way” and the “wrong way” of behaving in social settings.Situations include: Greetings; Listening; Interrupting; Starting and Maintaining a Conversation; Introducing Yourself; Asking to Play; Turn Taking; Sharing; Keeping Calm; Accepting No for an Answer; Dealing with Mistakes; Compromising; and Trying When it’s Hard, among others. This is an excellent tool for both parents and professionals who are working on teaching children appropriate social behavior.
Hard Cover, Spiral Bound, 197 pages, by Dr. Jed E. Baker