Social Skills Handbook for Autism: Activities to Help Kids Learn Social Skills and Make Friends (Autism Spectrum Disorder, Autism Books)

Who knew that learning social skills could be so much fun!

Bestselling author and educator Catherine Pascuas has 10 years experience helping children with autism learn. In this new activities-based guide, she’s collected more than 50 engaging strategies and ideas to help kids develop social skills, make friends, and have fun.

More than 50 fun and simple games and activities help the child on the spectrum:

  • make friends and be part of a group;
  • interact with peers and develop social skills needed for playdates;
  • problem solve, express feelings, and answer questions;
  • deal with bullies, peer pressure, and manage stress;
  • speak over the phone, send text messages, and share stories
  • Use the activities in this social skills book to teach school-age children with autism spectrum disorders or Aspergers. Whether you’re a parent, special education teacher, or professional, you’ll find ideas to help children develop the social skills they need to thrive at home, at school, and in the community.

    Featuring illustrations by J.A. Tan, an artist on the autism spectrum.

    “Who knew that learning social skills could be so much fun! Photographing ladybugs, placing stickers above your eyebrows, filming with your smartphone, playing musical instruments, bottling coloured pom poms…it’s packed full of creative and helpful activities!”
    Kathy Hoopmann, author of All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome and the Spectrum Series.

    The host of The Autism Show truly understands the skills our children need to function. This book is packed full of ideas that will engage and help people with autism to learn critical skills. From reading social cues to dealing with bullying, readers will feel empowered with fun and functional activities.”
    Cara Koscinski, MOT, OTR/L, The Pocket Occupational Therapist, Author of The Parent’s Guide to Occupational Therapy for Autism

    “Simply laid out with a wealth of fun and meaningful activities. It’s an incredible resource for teaching social skills.”
    Shelli Allen, autism mom and president of Steps Care Inc.

    “An incredible guidebook! Use these strategies, have fun, and then share the book with others!”
    Linda Barboa, PhD

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    special needs books, social skills autism, special needs, special education, autism spectrum disorders, autism spectrum, ASD, ASD books, autism friends, autism toys, aspergers books, autism books, autism activities, autism games.

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    2 Responses to Social Skills Handbook for Autism: Activities to Help Kids Learn Social Skills and Make Friends (Autism Spectrum Disorder, Autism Books)

    1. Anonymous says:

      I am very excited to start working through the activities I have read with my daughter. It is refreshing to find an interactive and engaging example of teaching social skills. I am very pleased to find that the activities included are intended to be used with peers immediately in a functional manner, unlike many other abstract social skills programmes that would require my daughter to go through extensive generalisation teaching. This resource covers a variety of key social skills and I would…

    2. Anonymous says:

      Great book for encouraging social communication. Easy to set up and follow activities. Great from a teacher and parent point of view. My son is 7 and high functioning but struggles socially. There are activities I can try with him now and those I can try as he improves and gets older. As a teacher I am already thinking how to incorporate the group activities with my pupils. If you are struggling with ideas and need practical games/ activities to develop social communication both at home and…