Whether in the private clinic or school, professionals have the ability to conduct social skills group. Social skill deficits are a given in children with autism, unfortunately, wide-spread research on necessary components of a program are not available. In separate studies, Bellini, Krasny, and Williams-White have identified promising strategies. These strategies such as role-playing, behavioral monitoring/feedback, and learning in sequence/progression and more will be discussed in this session.
As a result of attending this session, participants will be able to:
1. Implement interactive activities during social skills groups.
2. Incorporate popular movies into the social skill curriculum.
Develop long-term, multi-week activities with pre-teen and teenaged children.