These one-page, picture-supported social scripts help preteen students with autism adjust to the new rules, new schedules, new teachers, and new surroundings of a middle school or junior high school setting.
- Learn what to say or do in social situations
- Use social scripts to successfully integrate into regular classrooms
- 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 may be new to them in a middle school or junior high school setting. 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:
- Transitions—New Bus Driver, New Seating Arrangement, Bathroom, Lockers, and more
- Classroom—Class Schedule, I Forgot My Homework, Cheating, Joining a Work Group, and more
- Cafeteria—Vending Machines, Lunch Choices, Joining Others at Lunch - Rejection, and more
- Gym—Gym Class, Changing Clothes in Gym, and Adaptive P.E.
Extra helps include:
- 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 Middle School 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 benefit from social stories involving new expectations, routines, and social cues (Gray, 2004).
Autism & PDD Intermediate Social Skills Lessons Middle School 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 April 21, 2010, from www.asha.org/docs/pdf/TR2006-00143.pdf
Gray, C. (2004). Social Stories 10.0. Zeeland, MI: The Gray Center.
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.