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The groundbreaking book that puts the focus on teens andyoung adults with social challenges
This book offers parents a step-by-step guide to making andkeeping friends for teens and young adults with socialchallenges—such as those diagnosed with autism spectrumdisorder, ADHD, bipolar, or other conditions. With the book’sconcrete rules and steps of social etiquette, parents will be ableto assist in improving conversational skills, expanding socialopportunities, and developing strategies for handling peerrejection.
Each chapter provides helpful overview information for parents;lessons with clear bulleted lists of key rules and steps; andexpert advice on how to present the material to a teen or youngadult. Throughout the book are role-playing exercises forpracticing each skill, along with homework assignments to ensurethe newly learned skills can be applied easily to a school, work,or other "real life" setting. The bonus DVD shows role-plays ofskills covered, demonstrating the right and wrong way to enterconversations, schedule get-togethers, deal with conflict, and muchmore.
PART ONE: GETTING READYCh. 1: Why Teach Social Skills to Teens and Young Adults?
PART TWO: THE SCIENCE OF DEVELOPING AND MAINTAININGFRIENDSHIPSCh. 2: Finding and Choosing Good FriendsCh. 3: Good Conversations: The BasicsCh. 4: Starting and Entering ConversationsCh. 5: Exiting ConversationsCh. 6: Managing Electronic CommunicationCh. 7: Showing Good SportsmanshipCh. 8: Enjoying Successful Get-Togethers
PART THREE: THE SCIENCE OF HANDLING PEER CONFLICT ANDREJECTION: HELPFUL STRATEGIESCh. 9: Dealing With ArgumentsCh. 10: Handling Verbal TeasingCh. 11: Addressing Cyber BullyingCh. 12: Minimizing Rumors and GossipCh. 13: Avoiding Physical BullyingCh. 14: Changing a Bad Reputation
Epilogue: Moving Forward
|Edition description:||With DVD|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)|
About the Author
Elizabeth A. Laugeson, Psy.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist and assistant clinical professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior.
Table of Contents
DVD CONTENTS VII
FOREWORD JOHN ELDER ROBISON XI
ABOUT THE AUTHOR XVII
P A R T O N E
1 WHY TEACH SOCIAL SKILLS TO TEENS AND YOUNG ADULTS? 1
P A R T T W O
THE SCIENCE OF DEVELOPING AND MAINTAINING FRIENDSHIPS
2 FINDING AND CHOOSING GOOD FRIENDS 17
3 GOOD CONVERSATIONS: THE BASICS 51
4 STARTING AND ENTERING CONVERSATIONS 97
5 EXITING CONVERSATIONS 121
6 MANAGING ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION 145
7 SHOWING GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP 179
8 ENJOYING SUCCESSFUL GET-TOGETHERS 199
P A R T T H R E E
THE SCIENCE OF HANDLING PEER CONFLICT AND REJECTION: HELPFULSTRATEGIES
9 DEALING WITH ARGUMENTS 231
10 HANDLING VERBAL TEASING 247
11 ADDRESSING CYBER BULLYING 267
12 MINIMIZING RUMORS AND GOSSIP 281
13 AVOIDING PHYSICAL BULLYING 307
14 CHANGING A BAD REPUTATION 323
EPILOGUE: MOVING FORWARD 341
HOW TO USE THE DVD 348