The FRIEND program for creating supportive peer networks for students with social challenges, including autism / Sharman Ober-Reynolds, Christopher J. Smith and Lori Vincent ; with Holly Sokol and Sheri S. Dollin.
Contributor(s): Smith, Christopher J | Vincent, Lori | Sokol, Holly | Dollin, Sheri S.Publisher: London ; Philadelphia, PA : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2020Description: 227 pages : illustrations : 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781785926273.Subject(s): SOCIAL COMPETENCE | SOCIAL SKILLS | SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT | SOCIAL INTERACTION | INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS | FRIENDSHIPS | AUTISM | ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER | CHILDREN | ADOLESCENTS | FRIENDSHIPS | PEER SUPPORT | CASE STUDIES | PARENT GUIDES | TEACHERS GUIDES | PROFESSIONALS GUIDES | MAKING AND KEEPING FRIENDS | SUPER SKILLS PROFILE OF SOCIAL DIFFICULTY (SSPSD) | PEER SENSITIVITY | SOCIAL CHALLENGES
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Preface. - 1. Introduction. - 2. The benefits of FRIEND. - 3. Intervention strategies. - 4. Data drives FRIEND. - 6. The Peer Sensitivity Program. - 6. The FRIEND Lunch Program. - 7. The FRIEND Playground Program. - 8. Stategies for parents. - 9. Conclusion. - Appendix I: Introductory documents. - Appendix II: FRIEND Planning Tools. - Appendix III: Social Functioning Interview. - Appendix IV: Super Skills Profile of Social Difficulty and Observation Recording Form. - Appendix V: Tip Sheets. - Appendix VI: Implementation Checklists. - Appendix VII: FRIEND Activity Guide. - Bibliography. - The Contributors. - Index.
"FRIEND is a social, communication and play-based program to help school-aged children with social challenges. All students deserve a positive school experience where they can reach their social and academic potential. However, this can prove difficult for students with difficulties such as attention deficit, anxiety, emotional or autism spectrum disorders, who may struggle daily with social situations. This manual provides everything educators need to support these students with their social skills in everyday situations, throughout their school years. This program is designed to help any student with social challenges, no matter how subtle. For students without social challenges, it teaches tolerance, acceptance and understanding. The characteristics of successful social skills programs are described, with an emphasis on how FRIEND implements them through three key components: the Peer Sensitivity Curriculum, the FRIEND Lunch Program and the FRIEND Playground Program. These can be implemented individually or in any combination as a comprehensive program. Parents and family are offered information on working together with schools and implementing FRIEND strategies at home and in the community. Emphasizing peer sensitivity, education and a supportive environment, FRIEND is for any educator wanting to create an inclusive and safe atmosphere for students to learn social skill-building strategies"-- Provided by publisher.