Building Social Relationships
A Systematic Approach to Teaching Social Interaction Skills to Children and Adolescents With Autism Spectrum Disorders and Other Social Difficulties
Autism Society Award Winner!
Parents and professionals often ask how to teach social skills and how to design social skills programs for children with ASD. Often they are seeking answers to basic questions such as where do we start and what strategies do we use. This book addresses the need for social programming for children and adolescents with ASD by providing a comprehensive five-step model. The model incorporates the following five steps: assess social functioning, distinguish between skill acquisition and performance deficits, select intervention strategies, implement intervention, and evaluate and monitor progress. This model will also show you how to organize and make sense of the myriad of social skills strategies and resources currently available to parents and professionals – it is not meant to replace other resources or strategies, but synthesize them into one comprehensive program designed to improve the lives of those with ASD.
MEET THE AUTHOR
, PhD, is assistant director of the Indiana Resource Center for Autism and a school psychology faculty member at Indiana University, Bloomington. He received his PhD from Indiana University, Bloomington, and in addition to his work at the university, Scott operates a therapeutic clinic specializing in social skills training programming for children and adolescents on the autism spectrum. He has published numerous articles and spoken nationally on the topic of social-emotional functioning.