Social Skills Training for Children and Adolescents with Asperger Syndrome and Social communication Problems

Author: Jed E. Baker
Publisher: Autism Asperger Publishing Company
ISBN: 193128220X
Format: PDF, ePub
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Finally a social skills program that covers all the bases! Whether it's learning how long one can look at somebody without being accused of staring; how to shift topics, despite one's desire to stick with that all-consuming special interest; how to say no to peer pressure; or dealing with a sensitive topic - it's all here... and more. In this comprehensive and user friendly book, the author translates years of experience working with students wiht Asperger Syndrome and social-communication difficulties. After brief introductory chapters on skills to target, instructional strategies, behavior management, promoting generalization, etc., as well as a special chapter by Brenda Smith Myles on relevant characteristics of autism spectrum disorders, the reader is presented with the essence of this must-have resource: 70 of the skills that most commonly cause difficulty for individuals with autism spectrum disorders and social-communications problems. The presentation of each skill consists of a reproducible skill handout, as well as activity sheets listing ways teachers and parents can demonstrate, practice, and reinforce the skill in the classroom and at home. A concluding chapter on promoting peer acceptance offers sensitivity training programs for both students of various age groups and school staff, making this a complete social skills training package for students of all ages.

Social Skills Groups for Children and Adolescents with Asperger s Syndrome

Author: Kim Kiker Painter
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781843108214
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book is an empirically-grounded, ready-to-use curriculum for clinicians, teachers and professionals wishing to lead social skills groups for young people with AS. It provides an introduction to AS and issues surrounding social skills, including diagnostic and assessment issues, the importance of good social skills, and treatment approaches.

Autism Spectrum Disorders

Author: Chantal Sicile-Kira
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 144062173X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Based on nearly two decades of Chantal Sicile-Kira's personal and professional experiences with individuals and families affected by this growing epidemic, Autism Spectrum Disorders explains all aspects of the condition, including: - The causes of autism spectrum disorders - How to properly diagnose ASDs - Treatments based on behavioral, psychological and biomedical interventions - Coping strategies for families - Educational needs and programs - Living and working conditions for adults with ASD - Community interaction - Teaching strategies and resources for educators and other professionals

Succeeding with Interventions for Asperger Syndrome Adolescents

Author: Michael Fitzgerald
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846424830
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This vital new book presents effective strategies to tackle the specific difficulties in social interaction and communication that are experienced by adolescents with Asperger Syndrome (AS). Focusing on the development of interaction skills through teaching social competence, the authors explain how to design an effective social skills intervention programme whose primary objective is successful peer interaction. They describe the methodology, philosophy and science underpinning their approach and include a template for a sample course currently administered over six months. Guidance is given on what resources to choose from the wide range of available intervention programmes, and many case study examples are also provided. The authors outline session formats, possible problems and solutions, and emphasise the significance of the therapist's attitude and the role of parents in building social confidence. This highly practical book is an excellent resource for anyone involved with designing and delivering socialisation training to adolescents with AS, from parents and teachers to counsellors and therapists.

KONTAKT

Author: Evelyn Herbrecht
Publisher: Hogrefe Verlag
ISBN: 3840921139
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Störungen aus dem autistischen Spektrum stellen tiefgreifende psychische Störungen im Kindes- und Jugendalter dar und verursachen häufig eine schwere Beeinträchtigung der sozialen Integration der Betroffenen. Dieses Therapiemanual wurde spezifisch für Kinder und Jugendliche mit Störungen aus diesem Formenkreis entwickelt. Die Wirksamkeit des Programms auch außerhalb der Gruppen konnte durch eine Evaluationsstudie veranschaulicht und belegt werden. Das Manual beinhaltet den gruppentherapeutischen Behandlungsansatz KONTAKT zur Verbesserung sozialer Fertigkeiten. Die verhaltenstherapeutisch und spielerisch ausgerichteten Interventionen im Gruppenrahmen ermöglichen das direkte Einüben imitativer, kommunikativer und sozialer Interaktionsfähigkeiten in realen Gruppensituationen mit den Gleichaltrigen. Darüber hinaus profitieren die Teilnehmer von ihrer gegenseitigen Modellwirkung. Aufbau, Struktur und Beispiel-Abläufe des Trainings werden praxisbezogen und anschaulich beschrieben sowie ein Repertoire verwendeter Materialien, Spiele und themenbezogener Interventionen dargestellt. Die Inhalte umfassen u. a. die Darstellung altersspezifischer Vorgehensweisen für die Gruppenstrukturierung bei Kindern und Jugendlichen, eine Fülle von Anregungen, welche Spiele sich besonders eignen, um Blickkontakt, Zusammenhänge und kommunikative Fähigkeiten aufzubauen und auf realistische Situationen übertragen zu können. Weiterhin werden praktische Tipps für die Durchführung und häufig auftretende Problemsituationen im Verlauf des Gruppentrainings beispielhaft erläutert und Lösungsmöglichkeiten aufgezeigt.

Explaining Conversations

Author: Robert Murray Thomas
Publisher: Jason Aronson
ISBN: 0765708728
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Explaining Conversations offers a different way of interpreting people s social exchanges than has been available in the past. The book is replete with examples of people s verbal interactions in the form of chats, arguments, debates, and negotiations, both within a culture and across cultures. The volume s subtitle, A Developmental Social-Exchange Theory, identifies a theme featured in Chapters 2 and 5 the typical pattern by which social-exchange skills evolve over the first two decades of life. Throughout the book, the underlying meanings of conversations are interpreted in terms of (a) the needs people seek to fulfill through their conversations, (b) the influence of a person s culture on what is said, (c) individuals patterns of thought (metacognition) during a conversation, (d) how people s expectations about a conversation affect what they will say, and (e) strategies individuals adopt to achieve their goals. The book includes a chapter designed to guide parents and teachers in promoting young children s and adolescents social-exchange skills."