The Social Skills Picture Book

Teaching Communication, Play, and Emotion to Children with Autism
Grades 2-5
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781885477910
Item Number: 8142

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A dynamic teaching tool for children grades 2-5 with autism, this book offers pictures of the right and wrong ways to handle nearly 30 social skills, such as conversation, play, emotion, management, keeping calm, and empathy.

This book uses photographs of students engaging in a variety of real-life social situations. The realistic format plays to the visual strengths of children with ASD to teach appropriate social behaviors. Color photographs illustrate the “right way” and “wrong way” to approach each situation—and the positive/negative consequences of each. An adult then explains each situation, asking questions such as, “What is happening here?“

Children can role-play skills until they are confident enough to practice them in real life interactions.

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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