Act It Out
Social Skills for Teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Related Disorders
2018 National Indie Excellence Award Finalist!
Do your students need more practice using social skills in a practical and fun way? Act It Out! Social Skills for Teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Related Disorders is an innovative social skills curriculum that provides meaningful and enjoyable social skills practice for teens' across all settings. Using acting as a medium, this curriculum includes motivating scripts, skits, and guided practice. The curriculum is designed for the busy teacher who wants to have fun, constructive lessons, giving students unique opportunities to demonstrate their acting skills, practice social skills, increase their confidence in social situations and experience success in controlled environments.
"This book offers a meaningful way to teach social skills that results in peer relationships, a new repertoire of social skills, and fun!!! If an interest in acting exists, individuals with autism spectrum disorder — and all individuals — should have access to this very essential social activity. This book is a must read!" - Brenda Smith Myles, PhD, co-author of High-Functioning Autism and Difficult Moments, FBA to Z: Functional Behavior and Intervention Plans for Individuals with ASD, and The Power Card Strategy 2.0.
MEET THE AUTHOR
Jeannie Stefonek, M. Ed., is the autism consultant for the Redwood Falls (MN) school district, and works there as a high school special education teacher. She runs a summer program for teens with ASD called "Camp Friendship,” and speaks on various topics.