Four Steps of Communication with Michelle Garcia Winner

Michelle Garcia Winner (she is the person behind “Social Thinking”) and a young man on the autism spectrum teach us about social communication.

Do 2 Learn

Do2learn provides thousands of pages of social skills and behavioral regulation activities and guidance, learning songs and games, communication cards, academic material, and transition guides for employment and life skills.  Doesn’t that sound like what you’ve been looking for?

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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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A Politically Incorrect Look at Evidence-based Practices and Teaching Social Skills: A Literature review and discussion

politically incorrect lookA Politically Incorrect Look at Evidence-based Practices and Teaching Social Skills: A Literature review and discussion by Michelle Garcia Winner.

(XSS Winne 2008)

The author argues effectively for an important and more thoughtful alternative to behaviorally-based social skill `training’ approaches, which are so limited in honoring the complexity of individuals with ASD. Pp. 128.

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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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