Developing Social Skills (Digital Book)

$39.95

by Sue Larkey & Gay von Ess | A starting point for teaching and encouraging social interactions and skills for children with an autism spectrum disorder and other developmental delays. It is a useful concrete and visual resource which when coupled with videoing, role playing and modeling will help young primary school age children with an autism spectrum disorder to better understand the social world around them. This book includes hundreds of ideas, social stories and worksheets. It is a great resource full of time savers for home and school.


 

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Book Contents

Introduction

10 Tips to Remember …………………………………………………………… 5
Getting Started with Social Skills and Social Behaviours ………….. 7
How to use this book ………………………………………………………………. 8
Easy Ways To Include Social Skills in your Everyday Activities ……10
Different Ways of Teaching ………………………………………………………11
Ways to Motivate and Reward Social Skill Learning ……………………1

Chapter 2 – Greeting Activities

Social Script – Greeting Someone for the First Time That Day ..26
Farewells or Good-byes …………………………………………………….28
Farewell Activity …………………………………………………………….. 30
Social Script – Farewells or Goodbyes …………………………………31
High Five ……………………………………………………………32
Social Script – High Five ………………………………………33

Chapter 4 – Waiting

Waiting ……………………………………………………………………….42
Waiting for my Turn to Talk …………………………………………44
Social Script – Waiting for my Turn to Talk …………………….45
Social Script – When the Teacher is Talking …………………..46
Social Script – When I Want to Say Something in Class …… 47
When to Ask for Help …………………………………………………….. 49

Chapter 6 – Making Mistakes

Making Mistakes ………………………………………………………………… 70
Social Script – When I make a Social Mistake …………………………71
Social Script – It is Okay to Make Mistakes …………………………… 72
Social Script – Being Corrected When I Make a Mistake ………… 73

Chapter 8 – Feelings

Feelings – Introduction ………………………………………………79
Process of Teaching a Feeling ……………………………………… 80
Step 1: Body Template … (example Angry) ……………………… 82
Step 2: When I am ….. (example Angry) ………………………… 84
Step 3: Brainstorm Words that Mean …. (example Angry)…86
Step 4: Thermometer…. (example Angry) ………………………… 88
Step 5: Things that Make Me Feel …. (example Angry) ………90
I Know My Feelings …………………………………………………………92
Using Schedules and Timers …………………………………………… 93
Teaching the Peer Group ………………………………………………… 94
Recommended Resources ……………………………………………… 95
More Social Skills Resources ……………………………………………96
References …………………………………………………………………… 97
Index ……………………………………………………….…………………… 98

Chapter 1 – Communication

Communication ……………………………………… 14
Using Ones Voice ……………………………………… 15
Templates – How Loud is my voice? ……………. 16
Body Language ……………………………………………17
Facial Expression and Body Language ………… 18
Personal Space …………………………………………..19
Social Script – Bumping into other People …….21
Eye Contact ………………………………………………22
Social Script – Eye Contact ………………………23
Greetings ………………………………………………24

Chapter 3 – Conversations

What is a Conversation? …………………………………………………. 34
Social Script – Rules of Conversation …………………………………. 35
When Can I have a Conversation Activity …………………………… 36
Conversation Starters ………………………………………………….. 37
Conversation Topic Books ……………………………………………. 38
Conversation Ideas with Friends Book ………………………………. 39
Keeping on Topic ……………………………………………………………. 40
Mind Map for Keeping on Topic ………………………………………. 41

Chapter 5 – Friendship and Playground

Making Friends and Being One ………………………….. 50
Ideas for Getting Children into Groups …………………. 52
Discussion on Making Friends and Being One ………… 53
Friendly Things to Do & Unfriendly Things to Do ……54
Social Script – Being a Good Friend ……………………… 56
Taking Turns ………………………………………………………..57
Whose Turn is it? ………………………………………………… 58
Being on the Playground Successfully …………………… 59
Flow Chart – Can I Play? ……………………………………… 61
Social Script – Can I Play Please? …………………………..62
Playtime Plan ……………………………………………………….63
Solving Problems …………..…………………………………… 64
I Can Solve Problems …………………………………………… 65
Being a ‘Good Sport’ ………………………………………………66
Social Script – Being a ‘Good Sport’ ………………………67
Worksheet – Being a ‘Good Sport’ ……….……………………68
Working with Another Person …………………………………… 69

Chapter 7 – When to Tell and Lying

Knowing when to ‘Tell’ a Teacher or other Adult ……………74
Social Script – Knowing When to Tell ……………………………75
Knowing When to Tell a Teacher or Other Adult Activity …76
Lying …………………………………………………………………………77
Discussion on Lying ……………………………………………………78