Social Skills Training for Children and Adolescents with Asperger
Syndrome and Social-Communication Problems, by Jed E. Baker
"If you've been searching for a social skills curriculum that really
works, you've found it! Jed Baker's long-awaited, much anticipated "how-to"
manual is based on his enormously successful social skills training groups.
The book covers everything from assessment and strategies for social skills
training, to generalization of those skills, to behavior management, to
the often-overlooked importance of promoting peer acceptance through sensitivity
training. The core of this book, however, is the inclusion of individual
skill lessons and activities (seventy in all) that address practically
every social situation you can possibly think of. This book is a MUST-READ
and should be part of every parent and professional's AS resource library!"
"This very user-friendly book provides a wealth of ready-to-use activities
for both parents and educators.. The centerpiece of the book is a series
of 70 specific skills found to cause problems for individuals with autism
spectrum and other social-communication disorders. Each skill is presented
in a handy format, with the skill to be learned on one page and related
activities on the facing page. The last chapter on sensitivity and awareness
training makes this a complete social skills training package."
"Dr. Baker's clinical expertise and personal concern for individuals
with Asperger Syndrome is evident throughout this wonderful book. The
chapters contain many easy-to-use strategies to make and keep friends,
specific examples for various age groups, and clear direction for assessment
and intervention. This book is an essential resource for professionals
who want to increase all students' social and coping skills within individual
and group sessions and in everyday life."
INTRODUCTION: A Brief Overview of the Book
CHAPTER 1: Social Skills Training Groups for Children with Asperger Syndrome
CHAPTER 2: Overview of Asperger Syndrome and School Supports
CHAPTER 3: Assessment for Social Skills Training
CHAPTER 4: Strategies for Teaching Social Skills
CHAPTER 5: Where to Provide Skills Training: the Classroom, Small-Group Sessions, and Play-Dates
CHAPTER 6: Behavior Management
CHAPTER 7: Promoting Generalization
CHAPTER 8: Social Skill Lessons and Activities (select for list of lessons)
CHAPTER 9: Sensitizing Peers to Promote Greater Acceptance