Difficulty with social skills is often a significant challenge for those on the autism spectrum. These challenges lead to difficulty communicating with others and with making and keeping friends. Social skills groups (SSGs) are used to teach individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) ways to appropriately interact with typically developing peers. A wide range of social skills may be taught through SSGs. In this module, step-by step instructions consisting of ten steps are provided to help teachers/practitioners use existing resources to implement social skills group instruction that is based on informal needs assessment and data collection for identified goals.
Estimated Time to Complete: 1 1/2 hours
- What's Included
- 29 pages
- Optional $15 certficate
- Identify characteristics of social skills training groups with learners with autism spectrum disorders (ASD)
- Describe the guidelines for selecting and implementing Social Skills Groups (SSG)
- Describe challenges involved in the selection and use of SSG and how such challenges can be addressed in practice
- Identify key resources for implementing SSG
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