The Social Skills Picture Book for High School and Beyond

ISBN13 : 9781932565355

Author(s) : Dr. Jed Baker

Publisher : Future Horizons, 2006

SKU : 1293BK

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Practical, engaging, and down-to-earth, the Social Skills Picture Book for High School and Beyond is a valuable tool to help teens navigate the often-mysterious rules of social conduct in everyday situations. This picture book appeals to the visual strengths of students on the autism spectrum, with colour photos of students demonstrating various social skills in the correct (and sometimes incorrect) way.

The skills depicted are meant to be read, role-played, corrected when necessary and finally, to be practiced by the student in real-life social situations. "Thought bubbles" show what people are thinking during these interactions (not always what you hoped!).

The Social Skills Picture Book for High School and Beyond offers:

  • A visual learning format - Photos of actual students engaging in a wide variety of social situations show, rather than tell, the right (and wrong) ways to interact in different circumstances. Most significantly, they visually illustrate the positive and negative consequences of both ways of interacting.
  • A way for students and their families to create their own Social Skills booklets - Students are encouraged to use photographs of themselves to create a booklet for each skill they learn. This is a creative, exciting way to personalise each skill as they learn it, and has the further advantage of making performance of the skills more concrete. These booklets can also serve as a reference, should skills need to be refreshed in the future.

Covering real-life situations that are important to teens, such as making new friends, interrupting a conversation, giving class presentations, working as part of a group and Interviewing for a job, this resource is relevant and invaluable for teachers and parents, providing guidance and advice for developing social skills in the high school years.

Having earned his MA and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Albany, Dr. Jed Baker is a behavioural consultant for several New Jersey school districts. Dr Baker also presents lectures all over the world on social skills training, and is on the board of directors of the Asperger's Syndrome Education Network, Inc. (ASPEN).