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Autism: Attacking Social Interaction Problems
A Therapy Manual Targeting Social Skills in Children 4-9

Co-Authors: Pamela Wiley, Betholyn F. Gentry, Jamie Torres-Feliciano
Details:
392 pages, Illustrated (B/W), Softcover, 8.5 x 11"
ISBN13:
978-1-59756-792-3
Release Date:
09/30/2015
$49.95

Overview

Autism: Attacking Social Interaction Problems: A Therapy Manual Targeting Social Skills in Children 4-9 includes sample parent letters, teacher letters, weekly skill steps, and simple stories to reinforce the information presented in the text as well as suggestions for extension activities. The AASIP program provides a comprehensive yet practical approach to teaching social communication skills across the life span to individuals with moderate to high functioning autism spectrum disorder and other diagnoses that result in social communication deficits. Children will enjoy engaging with their peers as they learn how to become social communicators and build their confidence.

This user-friendly workbook includes 16 chapters divided into two units for children 4-6 and 7-9 years of age, allowing flexibility to select activities from either age group depending on the needs of the children. These lessons can be easily used in school settings as well as clinical settings.

The AASIP program offers three additional books for children ages 10-12, the teen years, and a pre-vocational training manual for individuals 17 years to adulthood.

  • Autism: Attacking Social Interaction Problems: A Therapy Manual Targeting Social Skills in Children 10-12
  • Autism: Attacking Social Interaction Problems: A Therapy Manual Targeting Social Skills in Teens
  • Autism: Attacking Social Interaction Problems: A Pre-Vocational Training Manual for Ages 17+

Review

  • Brenda L. Beverly, Ph.D., CCC-SLP (University of South Alabama), Doody's (September 2016):
    "The book presents detailed lesson plans with suggested goals and activities for a wide variety of social skills. The book addresses skills such as identifying others' emotions, participating in games and sports, listening and following directions for school and social settings, friendships, social outings, and stranger danger rules. Highlights of the book include suggestions for incorporating structure and routine in the Getting Started section, and the summary skill steps in each section (e.g., five steps for asking to join play or six steps for asking for help)."

Preface
Acknowledgments

Chapter 1. Introduction

Chapter 2. Getting Started: Creating a Program

Chapter 3. Weekly Rituals

Unit I. Activities for 4- to 6-Year-Olds

Chapter 4. The ABCs of Life: Skills Needed for School Success

Lesson 1. Active Listening
Lesson 2. Following Directions
Lesson 3. Asking for Help


Chapter 5. How Are You Today? Dealing with Emotions

Lesson 1. Identifying Our Emotions
Lesson 2. Recognizing Emotions in Others
Lesson 3. The Right Emotion for the Right Situation


Chapter 6. Taking the First Step: Initiating Friendships

Lesson 1. Introducing Myself
Lesson 2. Initiating and Ending a Conversation
Lesson 3. Sharing is Caring


Chapter 7. Let the Games Begin: Being a Good Sport

Lesson 1. Asking to Play
Lesson 2. Taking Turns
Lesson 3. Winning, Losing, Compromising


Chapter 8. It's Raining Cats and Dogs: Figurative Language

Lesson 1. Understanding Idioms and Common Expressions


Chapter 9. “Grossology”: Personal Hygiene

Lesson 1. First Impressions
Lesson 2. No More Gross
Lesson 3. The Unfriendly Germs


Chapter 10. Blending In: Everyday Situations

Lesson 1. Eating Out
Lesson 2. Birthday Party
Lesson 3. A Visit to the Dentist and Doctor


Chapter 11. Stranger Danger: Being Safe

Lesson 1. Who's a Stranger?
Lesson 2. Appropriate Versus Inappropriate Touching


Unit II. Activities for 7- to 9-Year-Olds

Chapter 12. The ABCs of Life: Skills Needed for School Success

Lesson 1. Active Listening
Lesson 2. Following Directions
Lesson 3. Asking for Help


Chapter 13. How Are You Today? Dealing with Emotions

Lesson 1. Identifying Our Emotions
Lesson 2. Recognizing Emotions in Others
Lesson 3. The Right Emotion for the Right Situation


Chapter 14. Taking the First Step: Initiating Friendships

Lesson 1. Who Should Be Your Friend
Lesson 2. How to Be a Good Friend
Lesson 3. Topic Maintenance


Chapter 15. Let the Games Begin: Being a Good Sport

Lesson 1. Asking to Play
Lesson 2. Taking Turns
Lesson 3. Winning, Losing, Compromising


Chapter 16. It's Raining Cats and Dogs: Figurative Language

Lesson 1. Understanding Idioms and Common Expressions
Lesson 2. Using Idiomatic Expressions


Chapter 17. “Grossology”: Personal Hygiene

Lesson 1. First Impressions
Lesson 2. No More Gross
Lesson 3. The Unfriendly Germs


Chapter 18. Blending In: Everyday Situations

Lesson 1. Eating Out
Lesson 2. Birthday Party
Lesson 3. Routines


Chapter 19. Stranger Danger: Being Safe

Lesson 1. Who's a Stranger
Lesson 2. Appropriate Versus Inappropriate Touching


Appendix A. Sample Parent Letters
Appendix B. Sample Teacher Letter
Appendix C. Sample Skill Steps
Appendix D. Sample Newsletter
Appendix E. Sample Data Tracking Form 1
Appendix F. Sample Data Tracking Form 2

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