Succeeding with Interventions for Asperger Syndrome Adolescents

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"Succeeding with Interventions for Asperger Syndrome Adolescents presents a wide range of useful strategies to address the communication and socialisation difficulties experienced by adolescents with Asperger Syndrome (AS)." Using interaction therapy to teach social competence, the authors explain how to design a social skills intervention programme that ensures successful peer interaction. They describe the methodology, philosophy and science behind their approach and give guidance on choosing resources from the variety of available intervention ...
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Overview

"Succeeding with Interventions for Asperger Syndrome Adolescents presents a wide range of useful strategies to address the communication and socialisation difficulties experienced by adolescents with Asperger Syndrome (AS)." Using interaction therapy to teach social competence, the authors explain how to design a social skills intervention programme that ensures successful peer interaction. They describe the methodology, philosophy and science behind their approach and give guidance on choosing resources from the variety of available intervention programmes. 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. Helpful case study examples are also provided, as well as a template for a sample course.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781843103226
  • Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
  • Publication date: 2/15/2006
  • Pages: 226
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.48 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Background issues in social skills interventions 14
2 Current thinking on asperger syndrome 41
3 Communication and language issues 61
4 Assembling an intervention 87
5 Video modelling and script models 110
6 Format of the sessions 130
7 Problems and solution tips 142
8 Session plans and materials 157
9 Evaluation issues 191
App. 1 Relaxation exercise 199
App. 2 Banned phrases sheet 200
App. 3 Action plan sheet 201
App. 4 Getting everyone to interact game 202
App. 5 Charades - ideal for as role plays 203
App. 6 Sample script 204
App. 7 Social effects questionnaire 207
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