Social Skills

Friendship 101 Book and Webinar Bundle

The eighth volume of the CEC Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities’ Prism series, Friendship 101: Helping Students Build Social Competence, focuses on building social competence, friendship making, and recreation and leisure skills among students with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities. Chapters in this evidence-based, user-friendly guide address the needs of students in different developmental periods (from pre-K ...

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Social Skills for Students with ASD: 100 Lesson Plans

This two-book set has everything you need to teach your students social skills in 100 lesson plans designed for students in elementary and secondary school settings. An update to Social Skills for School and Community, these new editions place a greater focus on teaching social skills in inclusive settings by creating learning opportunities in general education environments. Each book contains 50 strategies for ...

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Footsteps Toward the Future: Implementing a Real-World Curriculum

The ninth volume of the CEC Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities’ Prism series, Footsteps Toward the Future provides an overview of and strategies when implementing a real-world curriculum for students with intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorder, and other developmental disabilities. “Real-world” curricula incorporate instruction in skills that support students in living independently and functioning successfully in an inclusive society: ...

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Social Skills Elementary School Lesson Plans 1-50

An update to Social Skills for School and Community, this timely new edition places a greater focus on teaching social skills in inclusive settings by creating learning opportunities in general education environments. The book contains 50 strategies for individual and small group instruction with follow-up strategies for facilitating maintenance and generalization. The strategies and lessons included in this manual are ...

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The Power of Peers in the Classroom

Peer support and social relationships have a tremendous influence on development, motivation, and achievement for all students, including struggling learners and those with disabilities. This highly practical book guides classroom teachers and special educators in the application of peer-assisted instructional strategies in grades K-12. Expert contributors describe evidence-based approaches for building students’ skills in reading, writing, math, and other content ...

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Webinar: Friendship 101: Helping Learners with Autism Build Social Competence

In collaboration with the Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities (DADD) An essential characteristic of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is difficulty acquiring the social skills needed to develop social competence, including the ability to form and maintain friendships and relationships with others. This webinar, designed for general and special educators who work with children with ASD, presents evidence-based practices shown ...

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Getting Around Town: Teaching Community Mobility Skills

Transition experts agree that learning to get around the community is one of the essential components of all school programs for students with disabilities regardless of the type or degree of disability. By teaching mobility skills across several areas and its impact for students to learn in the domestic, work, social, self-determination, and recreation domains, educators, families, and older students ...

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Social Skills Secondary School Lesson Plans 51-100

An update to Social Skills for School and Community, this timely new edition places a greater focus on teaching social skills in inclusive settings by creating learning opportunities in general education environments. The book contains 50 strategies for individual and small group instruction with follow-up strategies for facilitating maintenance and generalization. The strategies and lessons included in this manual are ...

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Webinar: Sexuality Education for Young People with Disabilities

In collaboration with the Division for Physical, Health, and Multiple Disabilities (DPHMD) Young people with intellectual disabilities need to learn about their developing bodies and emerging sexuality, yet sexuality education is often overlooked in teachers’ professional preparation. This program offers developmentally appropriate approaches to teaching factual knowledge, exploring emotions and feelings, and understanding physical actions and attractions. Special attention will ...

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Socially ADDept: Teaching Social Skills

Socially ADDept helps educators and parents teach the hidden rules of social behavior to children with limited social skills, notably those with special needs like ADHD, learning disabilities, Asperger’s and high-functioning autism, Tourette Syndrome and nonverbal learning disabilities. The author provides all the information parents and professionals need to know to help kids learn social skills in simple, concise explanations. ...

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Functional Curriculum for Elementary and Secondary Students

This book describes how to build a functional curriculum for students-that is, a curriculum with everyday usefulness and value in making the student more competent and independent. This edition also shows teachers how to tie the curriculum from the elementary school to the curricula of middle and secondary schools, and ultimately to tasks common in adult life. Edited by Paul Wehmen ...

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Discipline in the Secondary Classroom: A Positive Approach

This book is a treasure trove of practical advice, tips, checklists, reproducible, posters, and ready-to-use activities that will save secondary teachers time and help them become more effective educators.  Both new and seasoned teachers will find the book invaluable for designing a management plan that prevents problems, motivates students, and teaches them to behave responsibly.  Nine chapters cover everything from ...

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Friendship 101: Helping Students Build Social Competence

The eighth volume of the CEC Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities’ Prism series, Friendship 101 focuses on building social competence, friendship making, and recreation and leisure skills among students with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities. Chapters in this evidence-based, user-friendly guide address the needs of students in different developmental periods (from pre-K through young adulthood), providing teachers, ...

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