Help older students make smooth transitions from middle school to secondary school and into the workplace with these one-page, picture-supported social skills lessons.
- Learn what to say and do in social situations
- Use social scripts to successfully integrate into regular classrooms
- Reduce behavioral problems
Each book has 40 ready-to-use, one-page lessons (stories). Customize the lessons by adding student-specific information, editing the text, and using a photograph in place of the generic picture in the book. Each sentence in the story is supported by one or more pictures.
Each book has instructional and behavioral lessons. The instructional lessons are intended to teach adolescents what they need to do or say in social situations that are sometimes overwhelming (e.g., working in a group). Use these instructional lessons as part of a social skills curriculum with small groups. The behavioral lessons target specific social problems that need to be stopped (e.g., burping). Use these lessons with an individual. You choose the order in which to present the lessons. Then, document progress with the Record of Progress and tracking forms.
Extra helps include:
- picture index
- behavior tracking forms and examples
- behavior analysis forms and examples
- progress recording forms and examples
- tracking forms for lessons
The lessons are organized into five books and may be purchased as a set or individually. The 5-book set consists of:
Autism & PDD Adolescent Social Skills Lessons Health & Hygiene
Autism & PDD Adolescent Social Skills Lessons Interacting
Autism & PDD Adolescent Social Skills Lessons Managing Behavior
Autism & PDD Adolescent Social Skills Lessons Secondary Schools
Autism & PDD Adolescent Social Skills Lessons Vocational
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- Children with autism need approaches that focus on social functioning. These approaches should be introduced as ongoing intervention strategies from early years to adulthood (Taylor-Goh, 2005).
- Many children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) learn more readily through the visual modality (Taylor-Goh, 2005).
- Visual supports enhance language comprehension for individuals on the autism spectrum, bridging communication between the individuals and the social expectations of the world around them (Hodgdon, 1995).
- Stories about specific social situations help students with ASD understand and respond to similar social situations appropriately (Kuoch & Mirenda, 2003).
Autism & PDD Adolescent Social Skills Lessons incorporates these principles and is also based on expert professional practice.
Hodgdon, L. (1995). Visual strategies for improving communication. Troy, MI: QuirkRoberts Publishing.
Kuoch, H., & Mirenda, P. (2003). Social story interventions for young children with autism spectrum disorders. Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, 18, 219-227.
Taylor-Goh, S. (2005). Royal college of speech & language therapists: Clinical guidelines. United Kingdom: Speechmark.