Social Skills Games for Children

Author: Deborah Plummer
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846428364
Format: PDF, Docs
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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.

Social Skills Games and Activities for Kids with Autism

Author: Wendy Ashcroft
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781618210289
Format: PDF, Docs
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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.

101 Life Skills Games for Children

Author: Bernie Badegruber
Publisher: Hunter House
ISBN: 0897934415
Format: PDF, Docs
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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.

101 Dance Games for Children

Author: Paul Rooyackers
Publisher: Hunter House
ISBN: 9780897931717
Format: PDF
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Encourages children to develop their imaginations, social skills, self-expression, and coordination with a collection of 101 dance games that emphasize creativity, no-blame activities, working with a group, and more.

Social Skills

Author: Birgit Fuchs
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9780863884207
Format: PDF, Docs
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This series offers a variety of games and activities that facilitate a positive and fun learning experience for people of all ages in their emotional and behavioural development. The games and activities are suitable for both individuals and groups, and take a positive and proactive approach to the areas of: self-esteem, aggression, relaxation and concentration, and social skills. This volume contains 160 games with ideas to improve the social climate within groups. Through a wide range of fun games, the participants learn about themselves and others and develop skills in observation, precise listening and empathetic communication.

The Whole Spectrum of Social Motor and Sensory Games

Author: Barbara Sher
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118416694
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Fun easy games for parents and teachers to play with kids of allages Play is increasingly recognized by neuroscientists and educatorsas a vital component in brain development, academic success andlearning social skills. In this inspiring and useful resource,Barbara Sher provides step-by-step directions for how to usechildren's natural interests at different stages of theirdevelopment to help them develop a wealth of sensory motor andsocial skills. All the games have also been designed to provideplenty of joyful opportunities for encouraging inclusion. Offers strategies for helping all kids, but especially thosewith special needs, to develop social, motor and sensoryskills Filled with simple games using common materials that can beused by teachers, parents, and caregivers with both individual kidsand groups Provides explanations and examples of how the games can aid ina child's development This resource offers parents and teachers a fun and easy way toinclude all children in activities that will engage all of theirsenses and promote important skills.

101 Music Games for Children

Author: Jerry Storms
Publisher: Hunter House
ISBN: 9780897931649
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Provides instructions for non-competitive games that use music tapes or CDs and simple instruments to help children learn about music and sound and develop creative, personal, and social skills

One Hundred and One More Life Skills Games for Children

Author: Bernie Badegruber
Publisher: Hunter House
ISBN: 0897934431
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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, ePub
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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.

Play and Social Skills for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Author: Marjorie H. Charlop
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319725009
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book discusses the deficits in the development and presentation of play behavior and social skills that are considered central characteristics of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The book explains why play provides an important context for social interactions and how its absence can further exacerbate social deficits over time. It highlights the critical roles of social skills in development, and the social, cognitive, communication, and motor components of play. Chapters offer conceptually and empirically sound play and social skills interventions for children with ASD. Play activities using diverse materials and including interactions with peers and parents are designed to promote positive, effective social behaviors and encourage continued development. The book provides unique strategies that can be tailored to fit individual children’s strengths and deficits. Topics featured in this book include: Naturalistic Teaching Strategies (NaTS) for developing play and social skills. Teaching play and social skills with video modeling. Peer-mediated intervention (PMI) strategies that promote positive social interactions between children with ASD and their peers. Visual Activity Schedules and Scripts. Parent-implemented play and social skills intervention. Play and Social Skills for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder is a must-have resource for researchers, clinicians, and graduate students in clinical child and school psychology, behavioral therapy/rehabilitation, social work, public health, and related psychology, education, and behavioral health fields.