Destination Friendship: Developing Social Skills for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders Or Other Social Challenges
Written by a team of two special educators, a speech-language pathologist, and an occupational therapist, Destination Friendship provides easy-to-use, research-based strategies and activities that support the development of friendship skills in children with ASD within an active and fun learning environment. From the initial session, participants learn that what they say and do has a direct impact on others. Adult Tour Guides (TGs) act as a personal GPS system by offering subtle coaching and social scripting throughout theme-based sessions that include social activities and situations in which children have immediate opportunities to practice their friendship skills. The Friendship Skills Checklist, a valuable tool included in this book, enables the user to identify the strengths and needs of individuals with ASD, resulting in a comprehensive assessment and interest inventory that can be used to guide social instruction and support.
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The Friendship Skills Checklist and Intervention Strategies
Linking Destination Friendship Strategies to Existing Research
Introductory Session Meeting New Friends
Special Interest Sharing
Board Game Night
Active Game Night
TasteTesting Tour 237
Index of Strategies
Group Form Emergency Contact Information
Video Game Scrapbook Page
Active Game additional strategies Antecedent Package Provides Appendix for blank Area Targets Constructing Asperger Syndrome autism spec Benton Board Game consistent basis Constructing the Friendship conversation copy per Friend cues and prompts Curve-Line Thinking Design of Destination Destination Friendship Developing social skills difﬁculty Emotions Check example feelings Fidget Box Field Guide ﬁrst Flexibility of Thought Flyer following strategies Friendship Bridge Friendship Skills Checklist greetings Hollis hula hoop individuals with ASD individuals with autism Initiation interactions Intervention joint Attention Magniﬁcent Moments Poster Mahler Materials Management Mind Training Multiple Opportunities NAC Treatment Categories Naturalistic Teaching Strate Negative Thoughts Opportunities to Share participants play Positive and Negative Potential Skill Area script Sensory Soother session Skill Area Targets skills for individuals snack speciﬁc Speed Poster strategy TGs talk Taste-Testing Night Teaches Friends Theory of Mind Think out Loud Trail Mix vention Package Video Game Vignette Visual Chart(s