These one-page, picture-supported social scripts help preteens understand and express feelings and deal with aggression and other special problems.
- Learn to manage behavior and stay calm
- Use social scripts to successfully integrate into regular classrooms
- Make appropriate choices and reduce behavioral problems
The book has 40 ready-to-use 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. The concise format makes it easy to keep a copy of the lesson where the social behavior occurs. Each sentence in the story is supported by one or more pictures.
There are instructional and behavioral lessons. The instructional lessons teach preteens what to say or do in social situations that are sometimes overwhelming. The behavioral lessons target specific social problems that need to be stopped. You choose the order in which to present the lessons. Then, document progress with the Record of Progress and tracking forms.
The lessons are organized by these topics:
- Expressing Feelings—Expressing Anxiety, Expressing Frustration, Expressing Sadness, and more
- Special Problems—Inappropriate Laughing, Hands in Pants, Touching Others, Keeping Clothes On, and more
- Aggressive Behaviors—Spitting, Cursing, Throwing Things, Pulling Hair, Biting Self, and more
Extra helps include:
- anger choice sheet
- picture index
- behavior tracking forms and examples
- behavior analysis forms and examples
- progress recording forms and examples
- tracking forms for lessons
- teaching suggestions
You may purchase Controlling Behavior individually or in a 5-book set.
The 5-book set consists of:
Autism & PDD Intermediate Social Skills Lessons Communication
Autism & PDD Intermediate Social Skills Lessons Controlling Behavior
Autism & PDD Intermediate Social Skills Lessons Healthy Habits
Autism & PDD Intermediate Social Skills Lessons Middle School
Autism & PDD Intermediate Social Skills Lessons Special Events & Activities
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- Many children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) learn more readily through the visual modality (Taylor-Goh, 2005).
- Children with ASD need approaches that focus on social functioning. These approaches should be introduced as ongoing intervention strategies from early years to adulthood (Taylor-Goh, 2005).
- Stories about specific social situations help students with ASD understand and respond to similar social situations appropriately (Kuoch & Mirenda, 2003).
- Treatment must be tailored to the child's individual behavior and needs (ASHA, 2006).
- Children with ASD can decrease a challenging behavior when the social story is modified to meet their personal needs and teachers and staff members consistently expose children to this form of learning (Crozier & Tincani, 2005).
Autism & PDD Intermediate Social Skills Lessons Controlling Behavior incorporates these principles and is also based on expert professional practice.
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). (2006). Principles for speech-language pathologists in diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of autism spectrum disorders across the life span [Technical Report]. Retrieved January 19, 2010, from www.asha.org/docs/pdf/TR2006-00143.pdf
Crozier, S., & Tincani, M.J. (2005). Using a modified social story to decrease disruptive behavior of a child with autism. Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, 20(3), 150-157.
Kuoch, J., & 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.