Social Skills Games and Activities for Kids with Autism

Author: Wendy Ashcroft
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781618210289
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"Social Skills Games and Activities for Kids With Autism" provides complete instructions for using fun, engaging games and activities to teach social skills to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The games include directions for assessing skills such as asking for toys, getting the attention of others, reading nonverbal gestures, understanding perspectives, and cooperating to solve problems. Using the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis, the book takes teachers through motivating, prompting, shaping, modeling, and reinforcing social skills while playing the games and helping students learn to participate in other activities such as demonstrating the social skill in role plays and the natural environment. Perfect for teachers struggling to help their students with autism learn to interact socially with their peers, these games are sure to become a much-loved part of students' daily routines.

Social Skills Games for Children

Author: Deborah Plummer
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846428364
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Featuring a wealth of familiar and easy-to-learn games, this practical handbook is designed to foster successful social strategies for children aged 5-12, and will help adults to understand and reflect constructively on children's social skills. The book covers the theory behind the games in accessible language, and includes a broad range of enjoyable activities: active and passive, verbal and non-verbal, and for different sized groups. Deborah Plummer addresses issues that might arise when supporting children with a range of communication differences, including children with learning differences, and offers a variety of cognitive and behavioural strategies to help children to reinforce the skills explored in the games. This is an ideal resource for teachers, parents, carers and all those working to improve the social skills of children.

One Hundred and One More Life Skills Games for Children

Author: Bernie Badegruber
Publisher: Hunter House
ISBN: 0897934431
Format: PDF
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An accessible guide to raising well-adjusted children presents more than one hundred games designed to foster patience, confidence, love, respect, and a sense of fun in children. Original.

Teaching Social Skills Through Sketch Comedy and Improv Games

Author: Shawn Amador
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784508209
Format: PDF, Docs
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Introducing a Social TheatreTM, this book provides guidance on how to deliver fun and transformative activities to develop social skills in teenagers and children. Drawing on ideas from Social Thinking®, CBT, mindfulness and assertiveness training this book develops games, skits and short plays which can be adapted to suit children and teenagers including those who are gifted, typical, and those with mild to moderate cognitive abilities. These activities will help participants become more assertive and flexible as well as improving confidence, focus and self-esteem. Social TheatreTM can be used in small groups, in class or throughout the school, as well as in group therapy sessions. It provides a new and inclusive way to teach social skills and collaborative learning and is especially useful for those with anxiety, ADHD and ASD.

101 Life Skills Games for Children

Author: Bernie Badegruber
Publisher: Hunter House
ISBN: 0897934415
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"Collection of games aimed at enhancing children's self-awareness and social and emotional skills, helping them understand and deal with problems in daily interactions with other children and adults"--Provided by publisher.

Super Skills

Author: Judith Coucouvanis
Publisher: AAPC Publishing
ISBN: 1931282676
Format: PDF, Docs
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The title says it all! Super Skills: A Social Skills Group Program for Children with Asperger Syndrome, High-Functioning Autism and Related Challenges is SUPER at many levels. Based on a thorough and comprehensive understanding of the unique characteristics of individuals with ASD, Judy Coucouvanis presents 30 lessons grouped under four types of skills necessary for social success: fundamental skills, social initiation skills, getting along with others, and social response skills. Each lesson is highly structured and organized, making it easy for even inexperienced teachers and other group leaders to follow and implement successfully. A series of practical checklists and other instruments provide a solid foundation for assessing students? social skills levels and subsequent planning.

Let s be Friends

Author: Lawrence E. Shapiro
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 1572246103
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Presents forty activities designed to help children build better social skills, make friends, learn to adapt to changing relationships, cope with rejection and disappointment, and find deep and lasting friendships.

Life Skills Activities for Special Children

Author: Darlene Mannix
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118963458
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The best-selling book for teaching basic life skills, fully revised and updated This book offers teachers and parents a unique collection of 190 ready-to-use activities complete with student worksheets, discussion questions, and evaluation suggestions to help exceptional students acquire the basic skills needed to achieve independence and success in everyday life. Each of the book's activities focuses on specific skills within the context of real-life situations and includes complete teacher instructions for effective use, from objective and introduction through optional extension activities and methods to assess student learning. The book includes numerous reproducible parent letters which can be sent home to help parents reinforce these lessons while children are away from school. A revised and updated edition of the classic book for teaching basic life skills Includes 190 complete activities with reproducible worksheets, discussion questions, and evaluation suggestions for developing independence Offers ideas for developing practical skills to deal with identity theft, cell phone manners, budgeting, eating healthy meals, using credit cards, time management, and much more Mannix is the best-selling author of Social Skills Activities for Special Children, Writing Skills Activities for Special Children, and Character Building Activities for Kids

Social Skills Activities for Special Children

Author: Darlene Mannix
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118963466
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A flexible, ready-to-use program to help special students in grades K-5 learn appropriate ways to behave among others The revised and updated second edition of this bestselling resource book provides ready-to-use lessons--complete with reproducible worksheets--to help children become aware of acceptable social behavior and develop proficiency in acquiring basic social skills. The book is organized around three core areas crucial to social development in the primary grades: Accepting Rules and Authority at School, Relating to Peers, and Developing Positive Social Skills. Each lesson places a specific skill within the context of real-life situations, giving teachers a means to guide students to think about why the social skill is important. The hands-on activity that accompanies each lesson helps students to work through, think about, discuss, and practice the skill in or outside of the classroom.

The Zones of Regulation

Author: Leah M. Kuypers
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780982523162
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"... a curriculum geared toward helping students gain skills in consciously regulating their actions, which in turn leads to increased control and problem solving abilities. Using a cognitive behavior approach, the curriculum's learning activities are designed to help students recognize when they are in different states called "zones," with each of four zones represented by a different color. In the activities, students also learn how to use strategies or tools to stay in a zone or move from one to another. Students explore calming techniques, cognitive strategies, and sensory supports so they will have a toolbox of methods to use to move between zones. To deepen students' understanding of how to self-regulate, the lessons set out to teach students these skills: how to read others' facial expressions and recognize a broader range of emotions, perspective about how others see and react to their behavior, insight into events that trigger their less regulated states, and when and how to use tools and problem solving skills. The curriculum's learning activities are presented in 18 lessons. To reinforce the concepts being taught, each lesson includes probing questions to discuss and instructions for one or more learning activities. Many lessons offer extension activities and ways to adapt the activity for individual student needs. The curriculum also includes worksheets, other handouts, and visuals to display and share. These can be photocopied from this book or printed from the accompanying CD."--Publisher's website.