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, parents, and teacher educators with tools and strategies for enhancing the social skill development of these children and youth. Presented through an ecological perspective, together these chapters emphasize building social competence within and across school, home, and community contexts.
Juliet E. Hart Barnett and Kelly J. Whalon, editors. 2014. 165 pages. ISBN 978-0-86586-490-0. #P6138.
The Friendship 101: Helping Learners with Autism Build Social Competence webinar, which complements the book, is designed for general and special educators who work with children with ASD, presents evidence-based practices shown to enhance social competence in children and youth with ASD. You'll learn about approaches to build students' social skills across school, home, and community settings, for students with varying skill levels in pre-K through high school.
After viewing the webinar, you will be able to:
- Describe important social skill targets for children and youth with ASD.
- Implement user-friendly assessment methods to determine important social skill instructional targets.
- Deliver a range of instructional strategies to promote the social competence of children and youth with ASD.
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