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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Thinking, Feeling, Behaving: An Emotional Education Curriculum for Children/Grades 1-6 Revised Edition & Thinking, Feeling, Behaving: An Emotional Education Curriculum for Adolescents/Grades 7-12

grades 1-6Thinking, Feeling, Behaving: An Emotional Education Curriculum for Children/Grades 1-6 Revised Edition

(XSS Verno 2006 1-6) 

Thinking, Feeling, Behaving: An Emotional Education Curriculum for Adolescents/Grades 7-12

(XSS Verno 2006 7-12)

both books by Ann Vernon.  

These books are essential resources for helping students learn to overcome irrational beliefs, negative feelings, and the negative consequences that may result. The books are packed with creative and easy-to-do activities. The activities include games, stories, role plays, writing, drawing, and brainstorming. Each activity is identified by grade level and categorized into one of five important topic areas: Self-Acceptance; Feelings; Beliefs and Behavior; Problem Solving and Decision Making; and Interpersonal Relationships. Thinking, Feeling, Behaving is an emotional education curriculum based on the principles of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy. The books are designed to be used in classroom or small group therapeutic settings. 1-6 is 294 pages; 7-12 is 292 pages.

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The Hidden Curriculum of Getting and Keeping a Job

hidden curriculumThe Hidden Curriculum of Getting and Keeping a Job by Brenda Smith Myles, PhD, Judy Endow MSW, and Malcolm Mayfield.  

(XSS Smith 2013)

A Guide for individuals with Autism Spectrum and Other Social-Cognitive Challenges. Pp. 99.

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Social Rules for Kids-The Top 100 Social Rules Kids Need to Succeed

social rules for kidsSocial Rules for Kids-The Top 100 Social Rules Kids Need to Succeed by Susan Diamond M.A.

(XSS Diamo 2011)

Using simple, easy-to-follow rules covering topics such as body language, manners, feelings and more, this book aims to make students’ lives easier and more successful by outlining specific ways to interact with others on a daily basis.

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Destination Friendship

destination friendshipDestination Friendship by Mary Benton.  

(XSS Bento 2012)

Destination Friendship provides easy-to-use, research-based strategies and activities that support the development of friendship skills in children with ASD within an active and fun learning environment.

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Social Skills Activities for Secondary Students with Special Needs (Jossey-Bass Teacher)

social skills activities for secondarySocial Skills Activities for Secondary Students with Special Needs (Jossey-Bass Teacher) by Darlene Mannix.

(XSS Manni 2009)

This resource offers an exciting collection of 200 ready-to-use worksheets to help adolescents build the social skills they need to interact effectively with others and learn how to apply these skills to various real-life settings, situations, and problems.

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Big Picture Thinking – Using Central Coherence Theory to Support Social Skills: A Book for Students

big picture thinkingBig Picture Thinking – Using Central Coherence Theory to Support Social Skills: A Book for Students by Aileen Zeitz Collucci.

(XSS Zeitz 2011)

Big Picture Thinking was written to help students with cognitive deficits see how individual pieces of social information fit into a larger context, so that they may begin to become big picture thinkers and, therefore be more successful.

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Visual Techniques for Developing Social Skills: Activities and Lesson Plans for Teaching Children with High-Functioning Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome

visual techniques for developing social skillsVisual Techniques for Developing Social Skills: Activities and Lesson Plans for Teaching Children with High-Functioning Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome by Rebecca A Moyes.

(XSS Moyes 2011)

This book provides practical, hands-on strategies for teaching social skills to children with high-functioning autism and Asperger’s Syndrome. For use in both general education and special education classrooms, each chapter includes a detailed description of the social deficits of these children and ways to address them.

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Friendly Facts A Fun, Interactive Resource to Help Children Explore the Complexities of Friends and Friendship

friendly factsFriendly Facts A Fun, Interactive Resource to Help Children Explore the Complexities of Friends and Friendship by Margaret-Anne Carter and Josie Santomauro.

(XSS Carte 2010)

This interactive workbook is aimed at children ages 7-11, a period when friendships are increasingly important and a lack of friendship skills is all the more obvious and challenging. Friendly Facts explores five themes: What Is a Friend?, Being a Friend, Making Friends, Real Friends, and Staying Friends. Through fun activities that appeal to today’s youth, children explore and put to a real-life test the major tenets of making and keeping friends. As such, this book prepares them for successfully participating in human interactions for the rest of their lives.

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Practical Social Skills for Autism Spectrum Disorders

practical social skills for autismPractical Social Skills for Autism Spectrum Disorders by Kathleen Koenig.

(XSS Koeni 2012)

This book explains how critical it is for kids to not simply learn new social skills that fit their individual needs, but to be able to seamlessly integrate them into a range of day-to-day situations. Pp. 239.

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Social Skills Success for Students with Autism/Asperger’s

social skills for tudentsSocial Skills Success for Students with Autism/Asperger’s by Fred Frankel and Jeffrey Wood.

(XSS Frank 2011)

The book helps educators instruct youth on conversing with others, displaying appropriate body language, managing anxiety, initiating and participating in get-togethers, and more. Extremely practical, the book includes lesson plans, checklists, and sidebars with helpful advice. Pp. 256.

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Social Fortune or Social Fate

social fortune:fateSocial Fortune or Social Fate by Pamela Crooke and Michelle Garcia Winner.  

(XSS Crook 2011)

A social thinking Graphic Novel Map for Social Quest Seekers. Social Behavior Mapping (SBM) teach how our own behaviors, expected and unexpected, impact how others feel about us, ultimately treat us which then affects how we feel about ourselves. The core of the book consists of 10 social scenarios, each one scenario is played out through the lens of Social Fortune or Social Fate by demonstrating visually how a situation can change quickly based on how someone reacts within it.

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Social Thinking Worksheets for Tweens and Teens

social thinking worksheetsSocial Thinking Worksheets for Tweens and Teens by Michelle Garcia Winner.

(XSS Winne 2011work)

These worksheets translate “How do I teach someone to think social?” into explicit, tangible SLP’s, teachers, parents, and other service providers. (Pp.189)

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We Can Make It Better! Strategies to Motivate and Engage Young Learners in Social Problem-Solving Through Flexible Stories

we can make it betterWe Can Make It Better! Strategies to Motivate and Engage Young Learners in Social Problem-Solving Through Flexible Stories by Elizabeth M. Delsandro.

(XSS Delsa 2010)

Students develop a connection to the characters in the authors’ stories and are earger to learn about the new adventures.

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Let’s Talk Emotions: Helping Children with Social Cognitive Deficits Including AS, HFA, AND NVLD, Learn to Understand and Express Empathy and Emotions

lets talk emotionsLet’s Talk Emotions: Helping Children with Social Cognitive Deficits Including AS, HFA, AND NVLD, Learn to Understand and Express Empathy and Emotions by Teresa Cardon.

(XSS Cardo 2004)

This book helps children confront their emotions in order to help prevent situations that may cause outbursts.  It uses activities and worksheets and is recommended for children ages 4 to 18. Pp. 128.

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Social Skills Groups for Children and Adolescents with Asperger Syndrome: A Step-by-Step Program

social skills groups childrenSocial Skills Groups for Children and Adolescents with Asperger Syndrome: A Step-by-Step Program by Kim Kiker Painter.

(XSS Kiker 2006)

This book provides teachers, clinicians, or social skills group leaders for children with Asperger Syndrome with pre-made sessions covering topics such as emotions, greetings, expressions, and conversational skills.  Pp. 176.

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