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Conversational Skills
Cooperative Play Skills
Friendship Management
Emotion Management Skills
Conflict Management
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Social Skills Training for Children and Adolescents with Asperger Syndrome and Social-Communication Problems, by Jed E. Baker
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Conversational Skills

  1. Maintaining Appropriate Physical Distance from Others ("Don't Be a Space Invader")
  2. Listening Position
  3. Tone of Voice (Volume, Pace, Prosody: e.g., flat versus "sing-song" tone)
  4. Greetings
  5. How and When to Interrupt
  6. Staying on Topic
  7. Maintaining a Conversation
  8. Taking Turns Talking
  9. Starting a Conversation
  10. Joining a Conversation
  11. Ending a Conversation
  12. Asking a Question When You Don't Understand
  13. Saying "I Don't Know"
  14. Introducing Yourself
  15. Getting to Know Someone New
  16. Introducing Topics of Interest
  17. Giving Background Information about What you are Saying
  18. Shifting Topics
  19. Talking Briefly
  20. Editing Sensitive Topics (Avoiding topics that upset others)
  21. Complimenting
  22. Use Your H.E.A.D. (Acronym for Happy voice, Eye contact, Alternating turns, Distance)
  23. T.G.I.F. (Acronym for Timing, Greeting, Initial Question, Follow-up questions)
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    Cooperative Play Skills

  25. Initiating Play
  26. Joining In
  27. Compromising (Deciding What to Play)
  28. Sharing
  29. Taking Turns
    1. Taking Turns Going First
  30. Playing a Game
  31. Dealing with Losing
  32. Dealing with Winning
  33. Ending a Play Activity
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    Friendship Management

  35. Informal Versus Formal Behavior-(when and with whom to be casual versus formal)
  36. Respecting Personal Boundaries
  37. Facts versus Opinions (Respecting Others' Opinions)
  38. Sharing Your Friend
  39. Getting Attention in Positive Ways
  40. Don't Be the "Rule Police"
  41. Offering Help
  42. Keeping Secrets and When to "Tell"
  43. Modesty (Do Not Brag)
  44. Asking Someone Out on a Date
  45. Appropriate Touch
  46. Dealing with Peer Pressure
  47. Dealing with Rumors
  48. Calling Someone on the Telephone
  49. Answering the Telephone
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    Emotion Management Skills


  51. Recognizing Feelings
  52. Feeling Thermometer
  53. Keeping Calm
  54. Problem Solving
  55. Talking to Others When Upset
  56. Dealing with Family and Relationship Problems
    1. Understanding and Dealing with Anger
    2. Anger Record
  57. Dealing with Making a Mistake
  58. Trying When Work Is Hard
  59. Trying Something New
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  61. Showing Understanding: K-4th Grade
  62. Showing Understanding: 5th grade and up
  63. Cheering up a Friend
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    Conflict Management

  65. Asserting Yourself
  66. Accepting No for an Answer
  67. Dealing with Teasing (and Acts of Aggression) K-4th Grade
  68. Dealing with Teasing (and Acts of Aggression) 5th grade and up
  69. More Words to Deal with Teasing
  70. Dealing with Being Left Out
  71. Avoiding Being "Set Up"
  72. Giving Criticism (in a Positive Way)
  73. Accepting Criticism
  74. Having a Respectful Attitude
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