S.O.S. - Social Skills in Our Schools
A Social Skills Program for Children with Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Including High-Functioning Autism and Asperger Syndrome, and Their Typical Peers
When was the last time you used algebra? When was the last time you used social skills? Which is more important? Forming healthy, solid relationships with their typical peers is a major challenge for most children with autism spectrum disorder. This comprehensive social skills curriculum has the dual purpose of helping educators develop appropriate social skills in children with ASD while also fostering understanding and relationships among typical peers and peers with ASD. S.O.S. - Social Skills in Our Schools: A Social Skills Program for Children with Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Including High-Functioning Autism and Asperger Syndrome, and Their Typical Peers includes built-in booster lessons for students with autism that are conducted before the material is presented to the entire class so the child receives multiple presentations of the material, thus reinforcing the lesson for better understanding and generalization. Foreword by Brenda Smith Myles, PhD.
MEET THE AUTHOR
PhD, is a pediatric neuropsychologist, who has worked with children on the autism spectrum for 30 years. She began as a special education teacher and went on to a career in research in brain-behavior relationships in children with developmental disabilities and a clinical practice in neuropsychology. Michelle is first and foremost a teacher. Her great joy is in translating what she has learned from research into practical, clinical practice. She has written numerous journal articles and book chapters about children on the autism spectrum and has provided staff training to many school districts.