Staying in the Game
Providing Social Opportunities for Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Other Developmental Disabilities
Staying in the Game: Providing Social Opportunities for Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Other Developmental Disabilities picks up where many social skills training programs leave off - generalization. The book addresses this void by presenting a range of interventions aimed at promoting generalization of social skills by showing how to establish social situations that can be opportunities for generalization. The focus of Staying in the Game goes beyond just placing students in inclusion settings to include taking advantage of inclusion by facilitating the use of typical students to address generalization of social skills - one of the most profound challenges for individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities. With Staying in the Game, families and professionals who support a child with ASD have critical information that describes how to promote generalization of social skills to everyday experience.
“A survival manual for parents and professionals working with children with autism.” -Ami Klin
MEET THE AUTHOR
James W. Loomis, PhD, is a child and family psychologist at the Center for Children with Special Needs in Glastonbury, Connecticut, where he specializes in working with individuals with autism spectrum disorders, nonverbal learning disabilities, developmental disabilities, and pediatric illness. He received his PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Michigan before completing a fellowship at the Devereux Foundation and postdoctoral training at the Kantor Family Institute. His professional interests include the development of social skills, adults with autism spectrum disorders, adaptation to pediatric illness, and school-based programs for children and adolescents. A frequent speaker to regional and national audiences of professionals and parents, Jim is a past chair of the professional advisory council of the Spina Bifida Association of America and serves on the professional advisory council of the Autism Spectrum Resource Center in Connecticut.