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Destination friendship : developing social skills for individuals with autism spectrum disorders or other social challenges

By: Benton, Mary.
Contributor(s): Hollis, Carol | Mahler, Kelly | et al.
Publisher: Shawnee Mission, KS AAPC Publishing 2012Description: vi, 321 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.ISBN: 9781934575901.Subject(s): CHILDREN | AUTISM | SOCIAL SKILLS | FRIENDSHIPS | SELF ESTEEM
Contents:
Foreword|Section I : Mapping out the Journey Introduction The importance of friendship The friendship skills checklist and intervention strategies Linking Destination Friendship strategies to existing research Getting started|Section II : Activties Orientation session Introductory session : meeting new friends Special interest sharing Board game night Active game night Video game night Movie night Taste-testing tour Night of celebrations References|Section III : Appendix Research table and comprehensive list of strategies Index of strategies
Summary: "Written by a team of two special educators, a speech-language pathologist, and an occupational therapist, Destination Friendship provides easy-to-use, research-based strategies and activities that support the development of friendship skills in children with ASD within an active and fun learning environment. From the initial session, participants learn that what they say and do has a direct impact on others. Adult Tour Guides (TGs) act as a personal GPS system by offering subtle coaching and social scripting throughout theme-based sessions that include social activities and situations in which children have immediate opportunities to practice their friendship skills. The Friendship Skills Checklist, a valuable tool included in this book, enables the user to identify the strengths and needs of individuals with ASD, resulting in a comprehensive assessment and interest inventory that can be used to guide social instruction and support." - PUBLISHERS WEBSITE
List(s) this item appears in: Social skills at school. March 2017 | Social skills for children. May 2017 | Secondary Social Skills & Friendship (Cat) April 17
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Foreword|Section I : Mapping out the Journey
Introduction
The importance of friendship
The friendship skills checklist and intervention strategies
Linking Destination Friendship strategies to existing research
Getting started|Section II : Activties
Orientation session
Introductory session : meeting new friends
Special interest sharing
Board game night
Active game night
Video game night
Movie night
Taste-testing tour
Night of celebrations
References|Section III : Appendix
Research table and comprehensive list of strategies
Index of strategies

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"Written by a team of two special educators, a speech-language pathologist, and an occupational therapist, Destination Friendship provides easy-to-use, research-based strategies and activities that support the development of friendship skills in children with ASD within an active and fun learning environment. From the initial session, participants learn that what they say and do has a direct impact on others. Adult Tour Guides (TGs) act as a personal GPS system by offering subtle coaching and social scripting throughout theme-based sessions that include social activities and situations in which children have immediate opportunities to practice their friendship skills. The Friendship Skills Checklist, a valuable tool included in this book, enables the user to identify the strengths and needs of individuals with ASD, resulting in a comprehensive assessment and interest inventory that can be used to guide social instruction and support." - PUBLISHERS WEBSITE

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Really interesting - lots of info re practical things to do with people who are agitated

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