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:
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).