Research Press Publishes New Skillstreaming Program for Children and Youth with High-Functioning Autism

Research Press Publishes New Skillstreaming Program for Children and Youth with High-Functioning Autism
Skillstreaming Children and Youth with High-Functioning Autism: A Guide for Teaching Prosocial Skills

Research Press Publishers is excited to announce the publication of the most recent edition to the Skillstreaming prosocial skills program: Skillstreaming Children and Youth with High-Functioning Autism: A Guide for Teaching Prosocial Skills.

This new guide employs Skillstreaming’s evidence-based four-part training approach—modeling, role-playing, performance feedback, and generalization—to teach prosocial skills in a small-group context. The book includes a total of 80 skills specifically tailored to the needs of learners with high-functioning autism and related disorders.

About this newest addition to the widely acclaimed Skillstreaming prosocial skills program, Skillstreaming collaborator Ellen McGinnis says, “Educators, therapists, and parents often struggle to find ways to help youth with High Functioning Autism Disorders. This book offers a practical and evidence-based strategy to mitigate the effects of these disorders and directly teach the communication and social skills needed for these individuals to lead more satisfying lives.”

The Authors:

Ellen McGinnis, PhD, holds degrees in elementary education, special education, and school administration. She has taught elementary and secondary students in the public schools and has served as special education consultant in both public and hospital schools, school principal, special education director, and executive director of student support services. Dr. McGinnis recently retired as the mental health and dispute resolution consultant from the Iowa Department of Education and now works as an author and private consultant. The author of numerous articles on identifying and teaching youth with emotional/behavioral disorders, she collaborated with Dr. Arnold P. Goldstein on early Skillstreaming books and is author of the most recently released editions Skillstreaming in Early Childhood, Skillstreaming the Elementary School Child, and Skillstreaming the Adolescent.

Richard L. Simpson, EdD, is professor emeritus at the University of Kansas. He has directed numerous demonstration programs for the University of Kansas and the University of Kansas Medical Center for students with autism spectrum disorders and has coordinated a variety of federal grants related to students with disabilities. He has also worked as a special education teacher, school psychologist, and coordinator of a community mental health outreach program. He has authored numerous books, articles, and tests on a variety of topics related to students with disabilities. Dr. Simpson is the former senior editor of the professional journal Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities.

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