Building Social Relationships - Textbook
A Systematic Approach to Teaching Social Interaction Skills to Children and Adolescents With Autism Spectrum Disorders and Other Social Difficulties
Autism Society Award Winner!
This textbook addresses the critical need for social skills programming for children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder and other social difficulties. It is unique in presenting a comprehensive model that incorporates five fundamental steps: assessing social functioning, distinguishing between skill acquisition and performance deficits, selecting intervention strategies, implementing intervention, and evaluating and monitoring progress. Rather than promoting a single strategy, this social skills model details how to organize and make sense of the myriad social skills programs and resources available.
MEET THE AUTHOR
, PhD, is an associate professor with Indiana University School Psychology program and the director of the Social Skills Research Clinic that provides psychology students to gain experience conducting diagnostic evaluations, implementing social skills programming for children, and conducting applied research for children with ASD. Bellini, who speaks internationally, is a licensed psychologist and a health service provider in psychology and has worked in a variety of settings, including schools, psychiatric hospitals, university clinics, and private practices. Building Social Relationships
is the winner of the Autism Society of America's Outstanding Literary Award.