The Social and Life Skills Menu: A Skill Building Workbook for Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders

The Social and Life Skills Menu: A Skill Building Workbook for Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders

by Karra Barber

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781849058612
Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date: 03/28/2011
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 1,227,697
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Karra Barber is a full-time mother and advocate for her teenage son who has Asperger's Syndrome. She is the founder and facilitator of a well-established support group for parents of children and teens on the autism spectrum. She is the author of Living Your Best Life with Asperger's Syndrome and is a regular contributor to many autism magazines. Karra Barber resides in Northern California.

Table of Contents

Author's note. What's Inside this Workbook. 1. Menu Scenarios. Prepare to communicate socially. Prepare to communicate socially. Problem-solving social situations. Food for thought. Good social communication details. Lacking social communication details. Appropriately persistent. Overly persistent. Socially aware. Socially unaware. Accepting responsibility in a social setting. Not accepting responsibility. Create your own social scenario dialogue. Chapter 1 summary. 2. Starter MeNu Topics. Project your thoughts, feelings, and ideas appropriately. Project your thoughts, feelings, and ideas appropriately. Topic planning MeNu principles. Practice using the social MeNu. Social scenario setting. Personality test activity. Activity 1: Practice using social MeNu templates. Social situation activity. Social situations. Difficult social situations. Topic planning discussion questions. Chapter 2 summary. 3. MeNu Practicing Topics. Practice your social exchanges with others frequently. Practice your social exchanges with others frequently. Social scenario discussion questions. Chapter 3 summary. 4. Favourites and Special MeNu Topics. Produce an effective level of communication. Produce an effective level of communication. Social conflict discussion questions. Chapter 4 summary. 5. Adding Combinations, Sides, and Specials to Your . Conversation MeNu. Prepare, project, practice, produce. Tips and tricks for social conversations. Movie topic. Sports topic. Computer gaming topic. Chomping at the tidbits. Adding combinations, sides, and specials discussion questions. Chapter 5 summary. 6. MeNu Options. Using social skills with life skills. Using social skills with life skills. Applying social skills to life skills. Doctor's appointment. Dental appointment. Getting ready for school. Haircut. Text messaging and email. Yellow Pages as a resource. Calendar scheduling. Complete and turn homework in on time. Bank transaction. Monthly budget. Market shopping. Preparing dip. Contact local gas and electric company. Laundromat. Wash vehicle. Change smoke detector batteries. Public transportation ticket purchase. Library book return. Restaurant reservation. Restaurant dining conversation. MeNu options discussion questions. Chapter 6 summary. MeNu Templates. Resources.

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