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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Autistics’ Guide to Dating

Google Autistics' Guide to DatingAutistics’ Guide to Dating  by Emilia Murry Ramey and Jody John Ramey.

(XAT Ramey 2008)

This book presents strategies for overcoming social skills deficits and sensory issues, to make for relationship success. Their advice includes how to choose venues for meeting people that are free from discomfiting features; coping with typical experiences such as close proximity with a partner, eye-contact, and physical intimacy, in the light of sensory issues; and moving on to extended, committed relationships, co-habiting and continuing to date after marriage. Pp. 125.

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Family Manual: Transition to Employment and Adult Services for Youth with Developmental Disabilities in Illinois

Family Manual: Transition to Employment and Adult Services for Youth with Developmental Disabilities in Illinois

(XAT Arc 2010)

This manual was put together by The Arc of Illinois Family to Family Health Information and Education Center and Family Voices of Illinois. Download the PDF version of this manual for free here.

Sexuality Education for Children and Adolescents with Developmental Disabilities

Sexuality Education for Children and Adolescents with Developmental Disabilities  by DiAnn Baxley and Anna Zendell.

(XAT Braxle 2005instr)

This is an instructional manual for parents or caregiver and individuals with developmental disabilities.  It is the companion to “Sexuality Across the Lifespan” (XAT Baxle 2005life).  Download the PDF for free here.

Sexuality Across the Lifespan

Sexuality Across the Lifespan  by DiAnn Baxley and Anna Zendell.

(XAT Baxle 2005life)

This is an instructional guide for parents/caregivers of individuals with developmental disabilities.  Downloaded from .  Manual is also available (XAT Baxle 2005instr). You can download the PDF version of this book for free here.

Guiding Your Teenager with Special Needs through the Transition from School to Adult Life: tools for parents

Guiding Your Teenager with Special Needs through the Transition from School to Adult Life: tools for parents Guiding Your Teenager with Special Needs

by Mary Korpi.

(XAT Korp 2008)

The first part of the book explains how families can adapt everyday routines in order to encourage the development of essential life skills the child will need as he matures. It outlines the application of person-first planning in all aspects of the child’s life. The second section is an overview of adult programs including: adult day programs, college, employment and residential and recreational opportunities. It includes critical information regarding eligibility requirements, financial support and legal concerns. Pp. 144.

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The Guide to Dating for Teenagers with Asperger Syndrome

guide-dating-for-teenagers-with-asperger-syndrome-jeannie-uhlenkamp-paperback-cover-artThe Guide to Dating for Teenagers with Asperger Syndrome   by Jeannie Uhlenkamp.

(XAT Uhlen 2009)

For a teen with Asperger Syndrome, dating can be overwhelming.. Written in a question-and-answer format, this much-needed book offers insight and practical advice on dating challenges. Each topic is followed by Discussion Questions (to get the conversation flowing between teens and parents/teachers) and a Main Idea (which succinctly wraps up the main point). Also included are special notes to define the more illusive vocabulary and concepts of today’s dating world. Pp 129.

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The Facts of Life…and More

Facts of LifeThe Facts of Life…and More  by Leslie Walker-Hirsch.

(XAT Walke 2007)

The volume enables professionals to support people with intellectual disabilities in making decisions regarding their sexuality. The first section of the book explores the relationship between special education and sexuality education. The second section discusses sexuality and intellectual disability as a cultural phenomenon. Section three addresses the risks associated with sexual activity. The final section of the book suggests and defines various types of treatment, education, counseling, and therapy. It also examines issues of consent, abuse, dysfunction, and mental health. Pp. 298.

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Middle School: The Stuff Nobody Tells You About

stuffMiddle School: The Stuff Nobody Tells You About by Haley Moss.

(XAT Moss 2010)

This book is a guide for girls with Asperger’s Syndrome or Autism who are entering middle school.  This book was based on Moss’ own experiences.  This book covers topics such as slang, homework help, fitting in, bullies, getting involved, social networking, body changes, and class changes, among other topics. Pp. 160.

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Asperger’s Syndrome, Vol. 2 DVD: Anger Management, Teaching Teachers, and Teenage Issues

attwoodAsperger’s Syndrome, Vol. 2 DVD: Anger Management, Teaching Teachers, and Teenage Issues  

(XAS Attwo 2003DVD)

Tony gives teachers great advice on how to effectively manage a classroom that includes students with Asperger’s. He offers tips for success and social/behavioral warning signs to watch for. He also shares helpful strategies for teaching adolescents with Asperger’s. Since social skills are so imperative at this age, this tends to be a particularly challenging age for students and, consequently, for teachers. You will l earn how to curb anger and take preventative steps to avoid conflicts. Create a positive learning environment where ALL students thrive. 3 hours.

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