This book provides practical, hands-on strategies to teach social skills to children with high-functioning autism and Asperger Syndrome. It includes a detailed description of the social deficits of these children as they appear in the classroom – difficulties with such things as understanding idioms, taking turns in conversation, understanding and using tone of voice and body language – and ways to address them. Instruction is included in the book to enhance the development of appropriate, measureable, and meaningful individualized education plans (IEPs) to incorporate social goals. Lesson plans are included to facilitate the ability to ‘teach’ these social goals. Parents will find this text an excellent training tool to help develop social education curriculums for their children, and teachers will find it particularly helpful as an easy-to-read manual containing many ‘nuts and bolts’ strategies to utilize in the classroom.
Audience: Parent, Professional
Contributors: Susan J. Moreno (Foreword)
“In recent years, parents of children with high-functioning autism have been searching for a way to explain why their child has language, does not bang his/her head, and is able to participate in typical schools with relative success (for the most part) if they truly have 'autism.'”