Autism: Attacking Social Interaction Problems-A Therapy Manual Targeting Social Skills in Teens

First Edition

Betholyn F. Gentry, Pamela Wiley

Details: 176 pages, B&W, Softcover, 8.5" x 11"

ISBN13: 978-1-59756-785-5

© 2016 | Available

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Autism: Attacking Social Interaction Problems: A Therapy Manual Targeting Social Skills in Teens is designed specifically for individuals 13-16 years of age and includes ten chapters with three lessons in each chapter. The lessons included were selected by the authors who have more than twenty-five years of experience working with individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Topics were suggested by teens with ASD and their parents. The lessons are filled with fun and age-appropriate activities that incorporate current issues facing teens today such as peer pressure, joining in, honesty, self-esteem, dealing with bullies, and social media. The activities utilize games, worksheets, role-play skits and discussion questions, and can be used in social skills groups.

The AASIP program provides a comprehensive yet practical approach to teaching social communication skills across the life span to individuals with moderate to high functioning autism spectrum disorder and other disorders that result in social communication deficits. Participants will enjoy engaging with their peers as they learn how to become social communicators and build their confidence.

The AASIP program offers three additional books for children ages 4-9, 10-12, and a pre-vocational training manual for individuals 17 years to adulthood.

  • Autism: Attacking Social Interaction Problems: A Therapy Manual Targeting Social Skills in Children 4-9
  • Autism: Attacking Social Interaction Problems: A Therapy Manual Targeting Social Skills in Children 10-12
  • Autism: Attacking Social Interaction Problems: A Pre-Vocational Training Manual for Ages 17+

Preface
Acknowledgments

Chapter 1. Introduction

Chapter 2. Getting Started: Creating a Program

Chapter 3. Weekly Rituals

Chapter 4. Just Do It: Initiating Conversations

Lesson 1: Initiating Conversations to Make Friends
Lesson 2: Initiating Conversations to Get Information
Lesson 3: Initiating Conversations with the Opposite Sex


Chapter 5. Take the Plunge: Joining In

Lesson 1: Joining a Group of Friends
Lesson 2: Joining a Group of Unfamiliar Teens
Lesson 3: Joining an Activity at School


Chapter 6. Truth or Consequences: Honesty

Lesson 1: Being Honest in What You Say
Lesson 2: Being Honest in What You Do
Lesson 3: Being Honest with Yourself


Chapter 7. I’m OK, You’re OK: Self-Esteem

Lesson 1: Setting Personal Goals to Develop Self-Esteem
Lesson 2: Personal Successes
Lesson 3: Believe in Yourself


Chapter 8. Reinventing Yourself: Coping with Change

Lesson 1: Accepting Change
Lesson 2: Trying New Things
Lesson 3: Surprises


Chapter 9. All Linked Up: Dealing with Social Media

Lesson 1: Online Conversations
Lesson 2: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram Accounts
Lesson 3: Online Dangers


Chapter 10. Secret Meanings: Unwritten Rules of Everyday Living

Lesson 1: Unwritten Rules in the Community
Lesson 2: Unwritten Rules in School
Lesson 3: Unwritten Social Rules


Chapter 11. Standing Up for Yourself: Dealing with Bullies

Lesson 1: Cyber Bullying
Lesson 2: Verbal Bullying
Lesson 3: Physical Bullying


Chapter 12. A Mind of Your Own: Peer Pressure

Lesson 1: Distinguishing Positive and Negative Peer Pressure
Lesson 2: When Under Pressure, Gauge the Consequences
Lesson 3: Making a Plan to Deal with Negative Peer Pressure


Chapter 13. Good Health: Good Personal Hygiene

Lesson 1: Smells Can Repel Friends
Lesson 2: Personal Appearance Matters
Lesson 3: Poor Hygiene and Poor Health


Appendix A. Sample Data Tracking Form 1
Appendix B. Sample Data Tracking Form 2
References

Betholyn F. Gentry

Betholyn F. Gentry, PhD, CCC-SLP, has more than thirty-five years of experience conducting research and making presentations to state, regional, and national organizations on social skills therapy for children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). She is an ASHA certified speech-language pathologist and has been the director of the Pragmatics Groups on the campus of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock for twenty-five years, where social skills therapy is provided to children diagnosed with ASD. Dr. Gentry is a professor in the audiology and speech pathology department at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She is a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and she has received Honors of the Association from the Arkansas Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

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Pamela Wiley

Pamela Wiley, PhD, CCC-SLP, has forty years of experience having worked numerous years with children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Dr. Wiley is an ASHA certified, licensed speech-language pathologist and a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She has been in private practice for thirty-five years and worked in the public school setting as an itinerant SLP and teacher consultant for the severe oral language handicap programs. Dr. Wiley is the president and founder of the Los Angeles Speech and Language Therapy Center, Inc. Her center offers a range of services, including speech and language services, social skills programs, summer speech and drama camps, early intervention programs, preschool for typically developing children, homework helpers' lab, and her newest program--a pre-vocational social skills training program for teens and young adults with ASD.

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Autism: Attacking Social Interaction Problems Bundle

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The Autism: Attacking Social Interaction Problems (AASIP) program provides a comprehensive yet practical approach to teaching social communication skills across the life span to individuals with moderate to high functioning autism spectrum disorder and other disorders that result in social communication deficits.

Includes one copy of each AASIP manual:

*Autism: Attacking Social Interaction Problems: A Therapy Manual Targeting Social Skills in Children 4-9
Includes sample parent letters, teacher letters, weekly skill steps, and simple stories to reinforce the information presented in the text as well as suggestions for extension activities. Children will enjoy engaging with their peers as they learn how to become social communicators and build their confidence. This user-friendly workbook includes 16 chapters divided into two units for children 4-6 and 7-9 years of age, allowing flexibility to select activities from either age group depending on the needs of the children. These lessons can be easily used in school settings as well as clinical settings.

*Autism: Attacking Social Interaction Problems: A Therapy Manual Targeting Social Skills in Children 10-12
Includes 32 age-appropriate lessons that allow the instructor the flexibility to select from three to four activities for each lesson. Children will enjoy engaging with their peers as they learn how to become social communicators and build their confidence. This user-friendly workbook includes eight chapters with four complete lessons in each chapter. These lessons can be easily used in school settings as well as other clinical settings. Included in this workbook are sample parent letters, teacher letters, weekly skill steps, and social skills stories to reinforce the information presented in the text as well as suggestions for extension activities.

*Autism: Attacking Social Interaction Problems: A Therapy Manual Targeting Social Skills in Teens
Designed specifically for individuals 13-16 years of age and includes ten chapters with three lessons in each chapter. Topics were suggested by teens with ASD and their parents. The lessons are filled with fun and age-appropriate activities that incorporate current issues facing teens today such as peer pressure, joining in, honesty, self-esteem, dealing with bullies, and social media. The activities utilize games, worksheets, role-play skits and discussion questions, and can be used in social skills groups.

*Autism: Attacking Social Interaction Problems: A Pre-Vocational Training Manual for Ages 17+
Includes more than 140 activities to promote success in the workplace and in the community. The AASIP Pre-Vocational Training Program provides a comprehensive yet practical approach to teaching social communication skills needed in the workplace and across the life span to individuals with moderate to high functioning autism spectrum disorder and other diagnoses that result in social communication deficits. The book brings added value by including activities that address three additional core clusters of skills: personal development, social skills for life, and daily living. Topics presented in this program include sexting-texting and TMI (too much information), workplace idioms, social white lies, shades of no, the workplace bully, and unwritten rules of society. These engaging activities, which include interactive videos, deviate from the typical approach to teaching by challenging the participants to explore, develop rules, and generate strategies. This Pre-vocational program, while developed for speech-language pathologists, can also be easily used by high school and college counselors, special educators, job coaches, and parents.

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The FILTER Approach: Social Communication Skills for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

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Stephanie D. Sanders

Details: 383 pages, Full Color, Spiral Bound, 8.5" x 11"

ISBN13: 978-1-59756-939-2

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Autism: Attacking Social Interaction Problems A Pre-Vocational Training Manual for Ages 17+

First Edition

Pamela Wiley, Betholyn F. Gentry

Details: 296 pages, B&W, Softcover, 8.5" x 11"

ISBN13: 978-1-59756-794-7

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Educating Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Model for High-Quality Coaching

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Joshua K. Harrower, Louis G. Denti, Marcia Weber-Olsen

Details: 245 pages, B&W, Softcover, 7" x 10"

ISBN13: 978-1-59756-786-2

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Behavioral Principles in Communicative Disorders: Applications to Assessment and Treatment

First Edition

Christine A. Maul, Brooke R. Findley, Amanda Nicolson Adams

Details: 282 pages, B&W, Softcover, 7" x 10"

ISBN13: 978-1-59756-788-6

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Autism: Attacking Social Interaction Problems- A Therapy Manual Targeting Social Skills in Children 4-9

First Edition

Pamela Wiley, Betholyn F. Gentry, Jamie Torres-Feliciano

Details: 392 pages, B&W, Softcover, 8.5" x 11"

ISBN13: 978-1-59756-792-3

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Autism: Attacking Social Interaction Problems- A Therapy Manual Targeting Social Skills in Children 10-12

First Edition

Betholyn F. Gentry, Pamela Wiley, Jamie Torres-Feliciano

Details: 252 pages, B&W, Softcover, 8.5" x 11"

ISBN13: 978-1-59756-793-0

© 2016 | Available