Provide students the social skills instruction they need to succeed in school and in life! Students on the autism spectrum have so much to offer our schools and communities, but they often aren’t provided with sufficient opportunity to develop to their full potential. This practical resource offers down-to-earth methods and strategies backed by evidence for enhancing the social skills of children and adolescents who have Asperger Disorder and other forms of high-functioning autism. Case studies, vignettes, classroom materials, checklists, and templates will help you:  • Deliver interventions that model desirable behaviors and provide opportunities for students to practice  • Support students in navigating social situations, forming relationships with peers and adults, and following rules and routines  • Develop, implement, and evaluate social skills intervention and support programs Educators and specialists will appreciate how this practical and friendly resource approaches each student as a unique learner and offers ways to build multi-faceted social skill intervention and support plans for each one. “Packed with practical, research-based activities, this book is the answer for teachers and parents. Educators will find value in the detailed processes and activities as well as the ready-to-use materials.” —Renee Bernhardt, Supervisor of Special Education Cherokee County School District, Canton, GA “This is an up-to-date, practical, and practitioner-friendly resource for developing, implementing, and evaluating social skill intervention and support programs.” —Debi Gartland, Professor of Special Education Towson University

Peer Supports

Peer Supports

Peers of students with high-functioning autism and Asperger Disorder (HF/AD) are critical to social skill and social interaction program success. Let there be no ambiguity here: children and youth involved in social skill training and social interaction competency development programs need the assistance of supportive peer models and other classmates to fully achieve program goals. In sum, peer involvement and support are a matchless means of positively contributing to the building and strengthening of learners’ social skills through supportive and natural initiating, responding, and strategic participation.

Key to the process of using peer models and other classmates is to provide appropriate training and support prior to involving them in program efforts. Peers are indispensable in training social skills, including during role-playing, coaching, ...

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