The Social Skills Picture Book

The Social Skills Picture Book
Teaching Communication, Play, and Emotion to Children with Autism
Grades 2-5
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The Social Skills Picture Book: Teaching Communication, Play, and Emotion to Children with Autism


Grades 2-5. Ideal for engaging the attention and motivation of students who need help learning appropriate social skills. It demonstrates through 200 pictures nearly 30 social skills, such as sharing, listening, empathy, compromising, keeping calm, and dealing with mistakes. The book is not only valuable for autistic children, but is also helpful for most kids.

Table of Contents

Part One

The Nature of Autism

  • A Brief Look at Autism
  • The Importance of Using Visual Aides to Teach Children with Autism

Teaching Social Skills

  • Discrete Trial
  • Incidental Teaching
  • Cognitive Picture Rehearsal
  • What are Social Stories?
  • Structured Learning

About Social Skill Picture Stories

  • What are Social Skills Picture Stories?
  • Who Should Use Social Skills Picture Stories?
  • How to Use This Book
  • Initial Instruction
  • Should You Teach the "Wrong Way" to Enact a Skill?
  • Role-playing the Skills
  • Reviewing the Skill/Providing Corrective Feedback
  • Generalization of Skills

Making Your Own Social Skills Picture Stories

  • Things to Consider
  • Sample Steps for Other Skills


Part Two

Communication Related Skills

  • Don't Be a Space Invader
  • Listening Position
  • Interrupting I (help opening a jar)
  • Interrupting II (help with a zipper)
  • Interrupting III (asking peers for a toy)
  • Greetings
  • Listening During a Conversation
  • Starting and Maintaining a Conversation (about the Present)
  • Starting and Maintaining a Conversation (about the Past)
  • Ending a Conversation
  • Introducing Yourself
  • Talking Briefly

Play Related Skills

  • Asking to Play
  • Joining in Play
  • Sharing
  • Compromising
  • Turn Taking in Play
  • Playing a Game
  • Dealing with Losing

Emotion Related Skills

  • Keeping Calm
  • Showing Understanding for Others' Feelings
  • Accepting No for an Answer
  • Dealing with Mistakes
  • Trying Something New (Fear of a New Situation)
  • Dealing with Teasing
  • Trying When it's Hard (Dealing with Hard or Frustrating Work)
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The Social Skills Picture Book for High School and Beyond

Grades 6-12
Middle School
High School
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