Make Social Learning Stick!
How to Guide and Nurture Social Competence Through Everyday Routines and Activities
Mom's Choice Award Winner!
Know somebody who has autism spectrum disorder? This book offers a social learning diet of concepts and actions that can be used in everyday life to increase verbal and nonverbal language, listening skills, understanding of hidden rules, perspective taking, executive functioning, and more. The activities are recipes for social and emotional learning for which parents, teachers, and therapists typically already have the ingredients. With close to 200 fun and easy activities, including contributions from leading experts, this book offers numerous ways to embrace teachable moments throughout daily routines without having to do extra work!
Events like getting ready for school, preparing dinner, going to the doctor, and celebrating Thanksgiving become opportunities for teaching and reinforcing expected social behavior for those with autism spectrum disorder. Geared toward children in preschool through elementary school, the ideas are meant to inspire creativity that suites each specific child. Activities can be easily tailored to meet a child's developmental level, needs, or challenges. There is no one-size-fits-all solution for coping with autism spectrum disorder. However, this book has an approach for everyone. Are you ready to begin an educational journey?
This Title is a Mom's Choice Award Winner!!!
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MEET THE AUTHOR
Elizabeth A. Sautter,
MA, CCC-SLP, co-directs and co-owns Communication Works, a private practice offering speech, language, social, and occupational therapy for children and adults. She has worked with preschool to adult clients and their families since 1996 in private practice, schools, and hospitals. Following her professional passion, Elizabeth has specialized in social communication, self-regulation, and executive functioning. She thrives on learning and developing functional and creative intervention tools and programs to support her clients, and enjoys collaborating with other professionals and parents. In addition, her relationships with her sister and extended family members with special needs have made her work a lifelong endeavor. She has completed a mentorship and internship with Michelle Garcia Winner, Stephanie Madrigal, and Pamela Crooke, and has co-authored two popular children's books about whole body listening, Whole Body Listening Larry at Home
and Whole Body Listening Larry at School
. She lives with her husband, two sons, and a dog, who continually teach her new life lessons and keep her smiling. Check out Elizabeth Sautter's Blog here