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Staying in the Game

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Staying in the Game
Providing Social Opportunities for Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Other Developmental Disabilities

Staying in the Game picks up where many social skills training programs leave off - with 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.

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. 


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.

ISBN: 9781934575291

Reviews (3)

LENEXA, Kansas
June 06 2016
Customer Review: Pam - This is a wonderful book for parents & educators! I bought copies for our son's middle school team as gifts. Everyone agrees that it is very cleary written, and easy to apply. Highly recommend it!
LENEXA, Kansas
June 06 2016
Customer Review: Amazon Customer - Very thorough book detailing strategies to assist middle and high school students on the autistic spectrum to develop social skills appropriate to the demands of an increasingly complex social millieu. The book is written for special educators and aides as well as parents. The recommendations are specific and clearly ennumerated making them concrete enough to include in an individualized education plan (IEP).
LENEXA, Kansas
August 18 2015
Dr. James Loomis is the rare clinician whose insight into the experiences of his child patients is accompanied by an uncompromising and relentless commitment to making treatments work. Thankfully, Jim has now committed his body of work to a wonderfully systematic, accessible, and highly practical book. Staying in the Game will soon become a survival manual for parents and professionals working to help children with autism spectrum disorders achieve social competence and meaningful relationships.
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