Social Skills Success for Students With Asperger Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism
- Richard L. Simpson - University of Kansas, USA
- Ellen McGinnis-Smith - Iowa Department of Education
Provide students the social skills instruction they need to succeed in school and in life!
Students on the autism spectrum have so much to offer our schools and communities, but they often aren’t provided with sufficient opportunity to develop to their full potential. This practical resource offers down-to-earth methods and strategies backed by evidence for enhancing the social skills of children and adolescents who have Asperger Disorder and other forms of high-functioning autism. Case studies, vignettes, classroom materials, checklists, and templates will help you:
- Deliver interventions that model desirable behaviors and provide opportunities for students to practice
- Support students in navigating social situations, forming relationships with peers and adults, and following rules and routines
- Develop, implement, and evaluate social skills intervention and support programs
Educators and specialists will appreciate how this practical and friendly resource approaches each student as a unique learner and offers ways to build multi-faceted social skill intervention and support plans for each one.
“Packed with practical, research-based activities, this book is the answer for teachers and parents. Educators will find value in the detailed processes and activities as well as the ready-to-use materials.”
—Renee Bernhardt, Supervisor of Special Education
Cherokee County School District, Canton, GA
“This is an up-to-date, practical, and practitioner-friendly resource for developing, implementing, and evaluating social skill intervention and support programs.”
—Debi Gartland, Professor of Special Education
“This book provides teachers and related service personnel with an up-to-date, practical, and practitioner-friendly resource for developing, implementing, and evaluating social skill intervention and support programs for students with Asperger Disorder and High-Functioning Autism. It is a great tool to increase teacher knowledge and parent awareness.”
“Packed with practical, research-based activities to support students with High Functioning Autism or Asperger Disorder, this book is the answer for teachers and parents. It provides an understanding of Asperger Disorder and High Functioning Autism with steps to improve students’ social and learning outcomes. Educators will find value in the detailed processes and activities as well as the ready-to-use materials.”