- With Open Arms$19.95
Children with ASD should never again play alone at recess or sit alone at lunch (unless they really want to)!Children with autism spectrum disorder, learning disabilities, behavioral disorders and English language learners often face more social challenges than their peers.This book provides step-by-step instructions on how to develop programs that promote social inclusion, such as
- Book clubs
- Lunch bunches
- Relationship circles
- Special interests clubs.
- Conversation Club Teaching Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder$45.00Conversation Club is the first curriculum of its kind designed specifically for elementary-age students with high-functioning autism (HFA) and other social cognitive challenges to provide a comprehensive instructional framework for teaching both the “how” and “why” of conversation. The Conversation Club helps instructors guide children through the rudiments of conversation by introducing them to a clubhouse filled with a kid-friendly cast of club members, including Friendly Freddy (the president of the Club); the twins, Looking Louie and Listening Lisa; Fix It Farrah; Good Memory Maria; New Words Nate; and the club mascot, Paco the Parrot. Club meetings are specially designed to facilitate thinking about the social significance underlying each conversation skill. Conversation goal areas include conversation initiation and topic selection, topic maintenance, perspective taking, and social motivation, environmental awareness and body readiness, active listening behaviors, gaining attention behaviors, and conversation repair. Learn More
- Beyond Words$21.95
Our ability to understand nonverbal communication is essential for successful social interactions. If we don't know what is being communicated, how can we respond appropriately?
The main emphasis throughout the curriculum is that it is activity based. Like learning a new language, what is needed is a lot of practice and repetition. A wide variety of engaging activities are used to teach and reinforce skills, including listening practice, games, movie clips, role-plays, and apps. This curriculum has two goals. The first goal is that students become better communicators, both at expressing themselves as well as understanding others. The second is that they have fun and enjoy the process of learning these new skills.Learn More
- The Hidden Curriculum of Getting and Keeping a Job: Navigating the Social Landscape of Employmentwas $21.95 Special Price $12.18
A job is important to the self-identity of many people.
Adults on the spectrum often have difficulty getting and keeping a job. This practical and easy-to-use book provides necessary yet often untaught information on a variety of topics related to getting a job, finding a mentor, networking, interviewing, talking with supervisors, dealing with on-the-job-frustrations, understanding the social rules at work and many other topics. Authored by two individuals on the spectrum who have extensive experience in helping others become employed and an internationally known writer and speaker.Learn More
- The Hidden Curriculum and Other Everyday Challenges for Elementary-Age Children With High-Functioning Autism$14.95
Do not keep the hidden curriculum hidden from our children!
In this expanded edition, previously entitled "Practical Solutions to Everyday Challenges for Children with Asperger Syndrome", young authors Haley Myles and Annellise Kolar give simple, no-nonsense advice on how to handle everyday occurrences that can be challenging for children with ASD. This reader-friendly book provides social rules that help children with peer relationships, school and everyday activities. Hidden curriculum ideas, including tips on Internet safety, provide children essential social rules for succeeding in an ever-changing world.Learn More
- Super Skills$39.95
Easy to implement group social skills lessons!
For most children on the autism spectrum, social skills pose greater challenges than academics! This series of social skills activities is designed to help elementary-aged students with autism spectrum disorder and those with similar needs to succeed in the social realm. Group lessons are organized under four types of skills necessary for success: fundamental skills, social initiation skills, getting along with others, and social response skills. Each lesson is highly structured and organized, making it easy for teachers and other group leaders to implement successfully. A series of practical checklists and other instruments provide a solid foundation for assessing students' social skills levels and subsequent program planning.Learn More
- Taking CHARGE of My Rainbow of Emotions$25.95
Are you looking for the perfect way to provide better tools for individuals with autism spectrum disorder?
Identifying and expressing emotions in a socially acceptable way poses challenges for many children with autism and related disorders. Starting with a checklist for assessing emotions, this innovative resource provides caregivers with a framework for giving students the tools they need to become effective emotional managers. Lots of forms and visuals make this a practical and ready-to-use guide for any caregiver.Learn More
- Talk with Me$21.95
A whole new perspective on conversation skills. Don’t miss out on this revolutionary approach.
National Parenting Products Award (NAPPA) Winner!
Talk With Me is a unique approach to assessing and teaching conversation skills in a group setting – effective for most students who have difficulty engaging in conversations, including students with HF-ASD. The Conversation Framework breaks down the elements of a conversation which must be mastered. The framework was developed and refined across many years based on a review of the relevant research along with close observation of what conversations really sound like. Many find it difficult to teach conversation skills, but the Conversation Framework provides a simple and easy-to-implement process for teaching effective conversational habits. If you’re looking for a comprehensive model with assessments, data collection, visual supports, drills, and prompt examples – this is your book!Learn More
- Teaching Students With Classic Autism Functional Social Skills in Natural Settings: A Program Based on Individualized Comprehensive Assessment and Evidence-Based Practices$24.95
Students with classic features of autism tend to learn best by participating in activities they find interesting, engaging, and are part of their daily lives.
This highly practical book guides teachers and other practitioners in developing and implementing comprehensive social skills programs for individuals with classic autism. It embeds social skills within lessons that impact real-life social situations, such as learning to do something nice for others, working on a classroom project, or waiting in a cafeteria line.Learn More
- The ASD Nest Model$29.95
A framework for inclusive education for higher functioning children with autism spectrum disorders. With results-driven strategies on every page, be sure to add this must-read title to your ASD resources.
This well-researched and evidence-based inclusion program, implemented by NYC Public Schools, uses a positive behavior support approach and incorporates strategies that address areas of difficulties common in children with autism spectrum disorder, specifically sensory functioning, social relatedness, self-regulation, managing anxiety, and selective cognitive problems.Learn More