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Social Skills Success for Students with Autism / Aspergers: Helping Adolescents on the Spectrum to Fit in Fred Frankel

Social Skills Success for Students with Autism / Aspergers: Helping Adolescents on the Spectrum to Fit in

Fred Frankel

Published November 15th 2011
ISBN : 9780470952382
Paperback
244 pages
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The only evidence-based program available for teaching social skills to adolescents with autism spectrum disordersTwo nationally known experts in friendship formation and anxiety management address the social challenges faced by adolescents withMoreThe only evidence-based program available for teaching social skills to adolescents with autism spectrum disordersTwo nationally known experts in friendship formation and anxiety management address the social challenges faced by adolescents with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The book helps educators instruct youth on conversing with others, displaying appropriate body language, managing anxiety, initiating and participating in get-togethers, and more. The book is filled with helpful information on ASD to aid teachers who have received little training on the topic. Extremely practical, the book includes lesson plans, checklists, and sidebars with helpful advice.Based on UCLAs acclaimed PEERS program, the only evidence-based approach to teaching social skills to adolescents with ASDContains best practices for working with parents, which is the key to helping kids learn social skillsThe authors discuss the pros and cons of teaching students with ASD in educational settings like full inclusion (good for academics but bad for social skills) and pull-out special day classes (where the reverse is true)Provides a much-needed book for teachers at all levels for helping students develop the skills they need to be successful.