The Social Skills Picture Book: For High School and Beyond

The Social Skills Picture Book: For High School and Beyond

by Jed Baker

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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
  • Order the book alone or along with the Accompanying CD!

    (CD is meant to be used along with the book as a teaching tool. It contains all the photos from the book but no text. The CD can also be purchased alone if you already own this book.)

    Product Details

    ISBN-13: 9781932565355
    Publisher: Future Horizons, Inc.
    Publication date: 11/01/2006
    Series: Social Skills Picture Book Series
    Pages: 177
    Sales rank: 470,025
    Product dimensions: 10.78(w) x 8.78(h) x 0.56(d)
    Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

    About 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.

    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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    Social Skills Picture Book: Teaching Play, Emotion, and Communication to Children with Autism 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    JadeMoon More than 1 year ago
    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