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and Emotion Management eBook.
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Here's to a better home environment,
Mark Hutten, M.A.
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Point #1- In my opinion (based on over 20 years of working with children and teens on the Autism Spectrum),
teaching social skills is THE MOST beneficial thing that you, the parent, will ever do for your child.
Point #2 - Using social stories (again, based on my clinical experience) is THE BEST way to teach social skills.
There are many other great ways to teach social skills - and we will look at all of them - but I would ask that
you focus especially on creating relevant social stories as a major part of your teaching repertoire.
Below are some examples of social stories sent in by parents and teachers who are implementing the strategies
outlined in the Teaching Social Skills and Emotion Management eBook.
Social stories can be created in many different formats. For example, they can be:
- written in book format
- bound or placed in a notebook
- written on poster board, cardboard, laminated paper, or on a chalk-board
- digitally produced on an iPad or other electronic devices
Due to the fact that children with Aspergers and High-Functioning Autism are so visually-oriented, the best
way to deliver social stories seems to be with pictures (or video) with the child narrating the story (see below).
If you find that you struggle in coming up with an effective social story, please email me with the issue in question
(i.e., a particular problem that you want to address), and I'll do my best to steer you in the right direction.