The Social Skills Picture Book: Teaching Play, Emotion, and Communication to Children with Autism

The Social Skills Picture Book: Teaching Play, Emotion, and Communication to Children with Autism

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By (author) Jed Baker

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  • Publisher: Future Horizons Incorporated
  • Format: Paperback | 197 pages
  • Dimensions: 213mm x 279mm x 15mm | 816g
  • Publication date: 1 February 2003
  • Publication City/Country: Arlington
  • ISBN 10: 1885477910
  • ISBN 13: 9781885477910
  • Sales rank: 3,472

Product description

Winner of an iParenting Media Award, this book uses photographs of students engaging in a variety of real-life social situations. The realistic format plays to the visual strengths of children with ASD to teach appropriate social behaviors. Color photographs illustrate the 'right way' and 'wrong way' to approach each situation - and the positive/negative consequences of each. A facilitator - parent, teacher, etc. - is initially needed to explain each situation, and ask questions such as 'What is happening here?' Children role-play skills until confident enough to practice them in real-life interactions.

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Having earned his MA and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Albany, Dr. Jed Baker is a behavioral consultant for several New Jersey school districts where, nearly two decades ago, he organized a group to help children with social communication problems. That group expanded and ultimately became the Social Skills Training Project under Dr. Baker's directorship. Dr. Baker also presents lectures all over the world on social skills training, and is on the board of directors of the Asperger's Syndrome Education Network, Inc. (ASPEN). His work has been featured on ABC News and Nightline.