In Control: A Skill Building Program for Teaching Young Adolescents to Manage Anger

in-controlIn Control: A Skill Building Program for Teaching Young Adolescents to Manage Anger by Millicent H. Kellner

(XBM Kelln 2001)

This user-friendly manual shows how to teach effective anger management skills to middle school students.
If available, item can be checked out from resource room at no cost.

 

Managing puberty, social challenges, and (almost) everything

Managing puberty, social challenges, and (almost) everything

XAS Coult 2013

This video explains the physical and mental changes DVDFullWrapCoverTemplategirls experience during puberty.

 

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FLIPP The Switch Strengthening Executive Functioning Skills

flippFLIPP the Switch Strengthing Executive Functioning Skills by Sheri Wilkins, PhD and Carol Burmeister, MA

XIN Wilki 2015

Readers will learn about executive function (EF) and how EF skills contribute to success in school, at home, and in work environments. Most importantly, readers will receive specific instructions, templates, and how-to scenarios for 25 strategies, five strategies for each of the five FLIPP components – flexibility, leveled emotionality, impulse control, planning, and problem solving.
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Decoding Dating

decoding-datingDecoding Dating by John Miller

XAT Mille 2015

This book methodically breaks down the steps of dating giving advice on the best places to meet women – whether on or offline, getting ready for the big date, where to go and what to talk about,and how to tell if a second date is on the cards.

If available, this book can be checked out
from the resource room at no cost.

“What’s Happening to Me?”

whats-happening-to-me“What’s Happening To Me?” by Peter Mayle

XAT Mayle 1975

Discusses the mental and physical changes 
that take place during puberty.
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Personal Hygiene? What’s that Got to Do with Me?

Personal HygienePersonal Hygiene? What’s that Got to Do with Me? by Pat Crissey
(XAT Criss 2005)
This curriculum is designed to help students understand how others perceive their appearance and the social implications of neglecting personal hygiene. Step-by-step cartoons explain exactly what the student needs to do to ensure good hygiene. Quizzes and activity pages provide numerous opportunities for repetition and reinforcement of the key points. There are also hands-on activities to demonstrate why and how to perform various hygiene tasks.

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Dear Diana…Diana’s Guide to Independent Living

Dear Diana…Diana’s Guide to Independent Living Dear Dianaby Diana Bilezikian

(XAT Bilez 2014)

This book is a helpful collection of advice and support for how to live an independent and meaningful life. Hints and suggestions are grouped under the major headings of Life, Consumer, and Financial Skills; Communication and Interpersonal Skills; Self-Care and Domestic Living; Getting Around; Stress Management; Taking Charge, Managing Priorities, and Solving Problems; and Safety and Emergencies.

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Navigating College A Handbook on Self Advocacy

navigating collegeNavigating College A Handbook on Self Advocacy by Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN)
(XAT Asan 2013)

Navigating College is an introduction to the college experience from those of us who’ve been there. The writers and contributors are Autistic adults, and we’re giving you the advice that we wish someone could have given us when we headed off to college.

You can download the book here.

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Sexuality and Severe Autism: A Practical Guide for Parents, Caregivers, and Health Educators

sexuality and severe autismSexuality and Severe Autism: A Practical Guide for Parents, Caregivers, and Health Educators by Kate Reynolds.

(XAT Reyno 2014)

Sexual health and sexuality can be difficult subjects for parents and caregivers to broach with autistic children, made more challenging when children are at the severe end of the autism Sexual health and sexuality can be difficult subjects for parents and caregivers to broach with autistic children, made more challenging when children are at the severe end of the autism spectrum. Some parents may even question the validity of teaching sexuality to those who are severely autistic. This practical handbook guides you through the process of teaching about sex and sexuality, answering all of the most crucial questions, including: Why is it necessary to teach this subject to my severely autistic child? When is the right time to start talking about these issues? How detailed and explicit should I be? What methods are most appropriate? It addresses male and female issues separately and covers public and private sexual behaviours, sexual abuse, cross-gender teaching and liaising with schools.

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Spotlight on Social Skills Adolescent

spotlightonsocialskillsadolescentSpotlight on Social Skills Adolescent by Carol LoGuidice.

LoGui 2008

Increase success in social communication with instruction that systematically targets specific skills and uses a variety of learning methods.

The activities teach explicit aspects of social skills in everyday contexts with these learning strategies:

  • Explicit instruction
  • Modeling
  • Observation
  • Discussion
  • Role-Playing
  • Other guided practice
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Fitting in and Having Fun Volume 4

fitting in and having funFitting in and Having Fun Volume 4

XSS Fitti 2013

This video modeling DVD follows a teen named Jon as he learns to navigate high school by becoming more aware of the unspoken rules his teachers and peers expect him to know. The DVD includes the TD Social Skills exclusive “What they’re thinking” insight windows to help students realize the impact of their behavior on others. Actual high school peer mentors who offer advice on how to solve teen problems are also featured. “Springboard to discussion” questions explore each topic further to help students to better understand and improve social exchanges. The social situations reviewed are: Getting Organized, Classroom Protocol, Sharing Conversations, Staying Calm to Problem-Solve, Showing Empathy, Manners Count, Dealing With Stress, Embarrassing Situations, and Falling Head Over Heels.

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The Hidden Curriculum: Practical Solutions for Understanding Unstated Rules in Social Situations

hidden curriculum2The Hidden Curriculum: Practical Solutions for Understanding Unstated Rules in Social Situations by Brenda Myles, Melissa Trautman, and Rhonda Schelvan.

XSS Myles 2013

In the revised and expanded edition of this popular book, the authors narrow their target to issues common to adolescents and young adults. While many of the features of the original book have been maintained, information on evidence-based practice has been added. Further, a series of instructional strategies are provided that can be used to teach the hidden curriculum. Instructional aids include charts, forms, and templates designed to make the job of teaching and learning the hidden curriculum more effective.

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Life Skill Lessons

Attainments Life Skill LessonsLife Skill Lessons  by Ellen McPeek Glisan.

(XED Glisa 2006)

Teaches a wide variety of life skills aligned to general curriculum (Math, Social Studies, Science/Health, Language Arts) for transition students with mild to moderate disabilities. (Pp. 248)

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Mike’s Crush for Families and Mike’s Crush Instructor Manual

Mike's Crush for FamiliesMike’s Crush for Families and Mike’s Crush Instructor Manual  by Tom Graves.

(XAT Grave 2011 & XAT Grave 2011 Instru)

Videos that demonstrate healthy and unhealthy high school relationships for students with autism, Asperger’s, and intellectual disabilities.

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Intimate Relationships and Sexual Health

Intimate Relationships and Sexual HealthIntimate Relationships and Sexual Health by Catherine Davies, Med, MSc, CPsychol, LMHC, and Melissa Dubie MS.

(XAT Davie 2012)

This book is a frank, up-to-date resource on sexuality tailored to the unique characteristics of high-functioning adolescents and adults on the spectrum. The curriculum comes complete with lessons, activities, handouts, resources, and more. The accompanying CD contains all the handouts for easy duplication and individualization. Pp. 400.

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Life Skills Lessons Worksheet Directory

Aligning Life Skills to AcademicsLife Skill Lessons Worksheet Directory by Ellen McPeek Glisan.

(XED Glisa 2008)

Teaches a wide variety of life skills aligned to general curriculum (Math, Social Studies, Science/Health, Language Arts) for transition students with mild to moderate disabilities. (Pp. 191)

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