The Social Skills Picture Book: For High School and Beyond

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Winner of an iParenting Media Award, this picture book appeals to the visual strengths of students on the autism spectrum, with color photos of students demonstrating various social skills in the correct (and sometimes incorrect) way. The skills depicted are meant to be read, role-played, corrected when necessary, role-played some more and, finally, to be practiced by the student in real-life social situations. “Thought bubbles” show what people are thinking during these interactions (not always what you hoped!)....

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Overview

Winner of an iParenting Media Award, this picture book appeals to the visual strengths of students on the autism spectrum, with color photos of students demonstrating various social skills in the correct (and sometimes incorrect) way. The skills depicted are meant to be read, role-played, corrected when necessary, role-played some more and, finally, to be practiced by the student in real-life social situations. “Thought bubbles” show what people are thinking during these interactions (not always what you hoped!). Practical, engaging, and down-to-earth, this is a valuable tool to help teens navigate the often-mysterious rules of social conduct in everyday situations.

Helpful sections include:

  • Conversation
  • Building and Maintaining Friendships
  • Asserting Your Feelings
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Asking Someone Out on a Date
  • Dealing with School and Work
  • Dealing with Mistakes
  • Working with Others—Compromising
  • Job Interviewing
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781932565355
  • Publisher: Future Horizons, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/28/2006
  • Pages: 177
  • Sales rank: 260,689
  • Product dimensions: 10.78 (w) x 8.78 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author

Having earned his MA and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Albany, Dr. Jed Baker is a behavioral consultant for several New Jersey school districts where, nearly two decades ago, he organized a group to help children with social communication problems. That group expanded and ultimately became the Social Skills Training Project under Dr. Baker’s directorship. Dr. Baker also presents lectures all over the world on social skills training, and is on the board of directors of the Asperger’s Syndrome Education Network, Inc. (ASPEN). His work has been featured on ABC News and Nightline.

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Table of Contents

Part One—Before You Begin
The Autism Spectrum and the Importance of Visual Aids
About Social Skills Picture Books
Generalization of Skills
Part Two—Social Skills Picture Books
Non-Verbal Cues/Body Language
Welcome Versus Unwelcome
Knowing When to Stop Talking
Listening Position
Don’t be a Space Invader
Conversation
Greetings
Interrupting in Conversation
Interrupting in Class
Interrupting at Work
Starting a Conversation with Someone You Know
Getting to Know Someone New
Knowing When to Stop Being Funny
Ending a Conversation
Building and Maintaining Friendships
Sharing Friends
Avoiding Sensitive Topics and Insults
Showing Empathy and Understanding
Don’t Be the Rule Police
Asserting Your Feelings
Giving Criticism
Conflict Resolution
Teasing
Asking Someone Out on a Date
Dealing with School and Work
Dealing with the Fear of Trying Something New
Trying when it’s Hard
Accepting No or Waiting For What You Want
Dealing with Mistakes
Working with Others—Compromising
Job Interviewing
 

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  • Posted July 9, 2009

    I use this book nearly everyday with my Customers with Autism

    This picture book is very helpful for teaching the missing social skills of the high functioning guys I work with. The pictures are clear and concrete examples of a high school setting. Since all the guys I work with are out of school we have to adapt it to their situations. They stay more engaged with it because it seems like a comic book. With this support they are better able to practice the skills.
    The suggestions in the book have also helped me to think about social skills in greater detail. Then I can break down new skills to make an individual picture book for each guy.
    Its not inexpensive, but it's worth it

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