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Teaching Tools for School-Age Students | 800 853-1057

Dear Friends, We’ve been your trusted source for educational materials for students diagnosed with autism since 1995. In addition to our regular catalog with hundreds of tools for language and academic development, this addendum focuses solely on social skills, particularly in school-age children. We’ve sourced some new products that you’re sure to love along with some reliable favorites. It’s our hope that these materials will help your children and students navigate their schools, homes and communities with confidence. Wishing you all a productive and wonderful school year! Warm regards, Julie Azuma

Social SocialThinking Thinking Social Thinking is a treatment framework and curriculum developed by Michelle Garcia Winner that targets improving individual social thinking abilities in individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Below are the core introductory books for parents and professionals to teach better social understanding and social awareness for students from K-12. Thinking About YOU Thinking About ME Teaching Perspective Taking and Social Thinking ® to Persons with Social Cognitive Learning Challenges Develop better social understanding and awareness in your students by teaching them how to understand the perspectives of others—the key to all interpersonal relationships. This guide presents concrete lessons and strategies for enhancing perspective-taking in students across all ages, as well as information on how to apply them in different settings. Packed with assessments, teaching methods, and worksheets, this manual covers: -- The perspective-taking model and how to address specific deficits in this area. -- The Four Steps of Communication which creates a framework for understanding the complexities of social thinking. -- Therapeutic activities that introduce and explore perspective taking, physical proximity, “thinking with your eyes,” and language use. -- Sample IEP goals and benchmarks, along with complete lessons that can be used in a school or therapeutic setting. -- Social Behavior Mapping presents visual ways to teach students the impact of behavior on themselves and others. -- The Social Thinking Dynamic Assessment Protocol explores why many assessments fall short and provides 25 pages of templates to use as an informal assessment strategy. -- Additional concrete strategies to help students build more dynamic social thinking abilities and reap the rewards of doing so. Soft Cover, 2nd Edition, 316 pages DRB 973  $48.00 2  |   800 853-1057

Think Social! A Social Thinking Curriculum for School-Age Students This core curriculum complements and builds on the lessons in Thinking About YOU Thinking About ME, providing step-by-step methods for teaching social-cognitive and communicative skills to students with deficits in those areas using the Social Thinking Model. The 69 included lessons teach students the basics of working and thinking in a group. Each chapter addresses how to use and interpret language (verbal and nonverbal) to understand the contexts where real communication happens. The lessons contained can be used from Kindergarten through adulthood and parents and professionals are encouraged to modify the activities to make them age-appropriate. The beginning lessons introduce the Social Thinking Vocabulary to students and caregivers so that it can be used throughout the day. Each chapter concludes with IEP goal suggestions to reinforce the concepts. Each chapter also provides a list of educational standards to tie it to the academics of the classroom. An included CD includes all handouts (Mac/PC compatible). Soft Cover, 373 pages DRB 971  $84.00

Worksheets! For Teaching Social Thinking and Related Skills The purpose of this book is to provide parents and educators with ways to explore breaking down abstract social thinking concepts into concrete ways for students to work on them individually or in group settings. Lessons are organized into categories that include friendship, perspective taking, self-monitoring, being part of a group, problem solving and more. Some worksheets are appropriate for grades K-4 but they work best with grades 5–12. Soft Cover, 256 pages DRB 974  $32.00

Social Thinking Worksheets for Tweens & Teens: Learning to Read In Between the Social Lines These worksheets focus on (pre)adolescent social concepts that explore how social rules and expectations change with age and require more mature social thinking and social skills. There are lessons on friendship, being bossy, participating in groups, and more. There are 160 worksheets across 9 lesson sections along with a PC/MAC compatible CD that contains all the worksheets for downloading. Soft Cover, 189 pages DRB 972  $32.00

You Are A Social Detective! Explaining Social Thinking to Kids Suited for pre-K and elementary students, this comic book-style guide offers different ways for students to develop their own social detective skills to understand social cues and contexts. The sections include School Smarts/Social Smarts; Expected Behavior; Unexpected Behavior; and Being a Social Detective. DRB 970  $20.00

You Are A Social Detective! CD Become a GREAT Social Thinker This interactive CD teaches children ages 7–12 to become better social thinkers by putting on their detective hats and deciphering both expected and unexpected social behavior. Users will rely on their eyes, ears and brains to make smart social guesses and investigate clues to see how others’ emotions and responses are connected to their own behavior. The program has 6 exciting levels with more than 200 video prompts that feature real students that break down social situations into functional terms so that students can make smart social guesses and establish outcomes. All entries are scored over time so parents and educators can track progress and customize levels. Windows 98 or higher/Mac OS X or above. DRM 840  $89.95 3

Crafting Connections Contemporary Applied Behavior Analysis for Enriching the Social Lives of Persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder This is a major work that teaches authentic, appropriate social skills to students with autism as they navigate the social world, focusing on skills development within a behavioral framework. Crafting Connections not only provides concrete information on developing social skills, but also instructs readers on how to assess competency, develop programs, and create social skills curricula. The book contains a comprehensive curriculum that focuses on Social Awareness, Social Communication, Social Interaction, Social Learning, and Social Relatedness. Real world issues such as teasing, bullying, conversational development, and social comprehension are addressed in detail. Soft Cover, 256 pages, by Autism Partnership DRB 832  $39.95

Social Skills Solutions A Hands-on Manual for Teaching Social Skills to Children with Autism This manual provides instruction on building a social skills program from ten different comprehensive modules, all geared toward the specific diagnostic and social deficits of children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The creative and motivating strategies rely on the substantiated method of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to break skills down into concrete steps. This book effectively illustrates the process involved in implementing a social skills group using behavioral methods, visual aids, video modeling and naturally occurring situations to facilitate social skills learning. There is a comprehensive social skills checklist—a pre-testing and assessment tool for children from ages 2 to 15 and over—which offers a fresh approach to creating and meeting goals. The authors provide reliable techniques for promoting social success in every environment. Soft Cover, 211 pages, by Janis Krempa, M.Ed, BCBA & Kelly McKinnon, MA, BCBA DRB 052  $29.95

The Social Skills Picture Book Teaching Play, Emotion, and Communication to Children with Autism Photos with dialogue bubbles explore situations that all students find themselves in, and demonstrate the best way and the wrong way of behaving in these social scenarios. By breaking each scenario into concrete steps, children learn to understand what is happening and why people think and feel the way they do in particular social situations. Situations include: Greetings; Listening; Interrupting; Starting and Maintaining a Conversation; Introducing Yourself; Asking to Play; Turn Taking; Sharing; Keeping Calm; Accepting No for an Answer; Dealing with Mistakes; Compromising; and Trying When It’s Hard, among others. Soft Cover, 197 pages, by Dr. Jed E. Baker DRB 010  $39.95

The Social Skills Picture Book for High School & Beyond These social situations pertain to the social experiences of older students and young adults. Soft Cover, 177 pages, by Dr. Jed E. Baker DRB 435  $39.95

The New Social Story Book Carol Gray’s social stories have been the standard in the field for more than 20 years. This updated version contains 150 social stories along with instructions on how to write and create customized stories for your students. The included CD contains ready-to-print PDFs and editable files for customizing story content and inserting images relevant to your students’ experiences. DRB 969  $34.95

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Skillstreaming Social Thinking Skillstreaming is a social skills training program that employs a four-part approach — modeling, role-playing, performance feedback, and generalization — to teach essential prosocial skills to children and adolescents. Developed by Dr. Arnold P. Goldstein and colleagues, this is an evidence-based strategy to systematically teach social skills and a variety of behaviors to students, from academic competency and sports to daily living and making friends. The skills learned through this program provide students with the ability to navigate their school environment, follow teacher expectations, deal with peer and adult conflict, and learn to deal with their feelings as they grow. The program is intended to help students solve problems that occur in daily life, be assertive in handling situations that cause stress or unhappiness and to increase the chance that they will have satisfying relationships with others. Skillstreaming in Early Childhood New Strategies and Perspectives for Teaching Prosocial Skills This volume contains a complete description of the Skillstreaming program, with instructions for teaching 40 prosocial skills. Includes reproducible skill outlines including leader guidelines, homework reports, assessment forms, checklist and handouts. This volume covers the following skill areas: Beginning Social Skills, School-Related Skills, Making Friends, Dealing with Feelings, Alternatives to Aggression and Dealing with Stress. Soft Cover, 316 pages with CD, by Dr. Ellen McGinnis DRB 976  $44.95

Skillstreaming in Early Childhood: Skill Cards These cards list out the behavioral steps needed to successfully perform each of the 40 prosocial skills outlined in the manual. There are eight cards for each skill — 320 cards in all — enough to accommodate a skillstreaming group of eight students. Each card measures 3" x 5" and contains both text and illustrations for non-readers. DRC 977  $28.95

Skillstreaming the Elementary School Child New Strategies and Perspectives for Teaching Prosocial Skills This volume contains a complete description of the program along with instructions for teaching 60 prosocial skills and comes with homework reports, assessment forms and CD. Skills areas include: Classroom Survival Skills, Making Friends, Dealing with Feelings, Alternatives to Aggression, and Dealing with Stress. Soft Cover, 400 pages with CD, by Dr. Ellen McGinnis DRB 978  $44.95

Skillstreaming the Elementary School Child: Skill Cards This set of 480 cards lists out the steps needed to perform each of the 60 prosocial skills outlined in Skillstreaming the Elementary School Child. There are eight cards for each skill, written out step-by-step. DRC 979  $28.95

Skillstreaming in the Elementary School Lesson Plans and Activities This manual provides additional activities for each of the 60 skills in Skillstreaming the Elementary School Child. There are 600 ready-to-use lesson plans and related activities, as well as a CD with over 200 printable forms necessary for implementing the lessons. Soft Cover, 312 pages with CD, by Dr. Ellen McGinnis DRB 980  $64.95 5

SchoolThinking Skills Social Ideal for students with high-functioning autism or behavioral disabilities, these workbooks and corresponding flashcards form a comprehensive program on social skills at school that is easy to implement. Social Standards at School Explore fifty-three social skills involved in a typical school day, including getting ready for school, classroom behavior, transitions, peer relationships, and common etiquette. Each skill is broken down into five steps and contains guidelines with an objective and benchmarks, a problem-solving checklist and a script for teachers to follow when reviewing the skills with students. Student self-monitoring pages help students keep track of their own social progress. By using this concise record-keeping system, users can integrate the teaching of social skills into IEPs. Spiralbound, 160 pages, by Judi & Tom Kinney. Includes Win/MAC CD with printable PDF Files. DRB 374


Know the Code at School Behavior Cards These 50 photo flashcards illustrate social skills in typical school scenarios. Each card shows a skill with a relevant photo, lists five sequential steps for accomplishing the skill and suggests a talking point. The cards are great for games and role plays at an elementary or middle school level. DRC 375 $29.00

Explore Social Skills Introductory Kit This is a full-year curriculum focusing on the development of 50 social skill sets that are essential to attaining social competency and success in school, community, and the workplace. The set is for students, grades 6–12, particularly those who struggle with mastering the subtleties and demands of behavioral expectations. The kit includes a Teacher’s Manual, Student Book, Flashcards Set and Video Modeling DVD. Skill topics addressed include Peer Relationships, Classroom, Transitions, and Public Places and are covered in four components. The Card Set contains 50 photo flashcards depicting a theme, a description of the skill along with a breakdown of the steps involved, and a self-talk story that provides a skill attainment strategy. The Student Book is a bound version of the cards along with a self-monitoring checklist for each of the 50 skills. The Teacher’s Manual features a narrative, objective, teacher script and role play activities for each skill along with a global assessment form for organizing instruction. There are 27 Supplemental Skills included as well that cover topics like Respecting Friends and Greeting Coworkers. A CD with printouts is also included. Finally, the Video Modeling DVD demonstrates each social skill step by step with age-appropriate actors. DRB 975 $199.00

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Video SocialModeling Thinking

Fitting In and Having Fun: Social Skills DVDs Video Modeling is an instructional technique in which a target skill or behavior is modeled and then the viewer imitates. This series present real life social situations that children encounter in a daily school day. The DVDs aim to stimulate a child’s perception of social situations by visually showing them how to decode and interpret information from others so that they can be more aware of their own body language and the messages they are sending. Each interaction gets broken down, showing both the negative and positive consequences. As children become more aware of others’ perspectives, they learn what they can do to affect better outcomes. Each DVD runs approximately 30 minutes.

Volume 1—Elementary School Situations include dealing with disappointment, starting a conversation, dares, accepting help, and more. DRV 108  $59.95

Volume 2—Moving on to Middle School Situations include making friends, paying attention in class, flirting, lunchtime, dealing with teasing, and more. DRV 068  $59.95

Volume 3—Confident and In Control Situations cover joining the group, controlling excitement, accidents, waiting, being flexible, common courtesy, filtering comments, and more. DRV 572  $59.95

Classroom Social Management Thinking

The File Factor Emotional Empowerment System This hands-on educational tool helps students regulate strong emotions and constructively resolve conflicts to advance social learning and emotional growth. The wall pocket filing system provides a structure to learn self-control; by breaking down complex negative emotions into understandable concepts, children learn to analyze situations from different perspectives and change unproductive thought patterns to effectively resolve conflict. Students can ‘file away’ negative emotions triggered by disappointment and highlight the positive events in their day. The system can be used to address individualized social, emotional and behavioral goals and as a class-wide behavior management tool. It can be easily integrated into schools, therapy sessions and home and is targeted towards children ages 7–12. The File Factor contains: 1 Hanging Pocket Filing System, 11 Category Game Cards, 45 Game Filing Cards, 50 File It Cards, 50 Share It Cards, Facilitator Instructions, and 6 Downloadable Emotional Empowerment Lesson Plans DRG 804  $39.95 7

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Timers Social Thinking MotivAider The MotivAider is a simple electronic device that vibrates at timed intervals to provide an individual with a private prompt to engage in a specific behavior. It can be programmed to vibrate on a fixed or variable schedule at different duration and intensity levels. It can be used to manage a wide variety of behaviors, skills development, and scheduling issues for individuals of all ages. DRT 382  $49.95

On-Task On-Time Timer Help your child gain independence with the On-Task On-Time scheduler and timer. This is a unique time management system that organizes three important routines of the day during the Morning (getting ready for school), Afternoon (school to home transition), and Night (getting ready for bed). Just apply one of the 52 task stickers on the routine disk, insert the disk to the unit and the individualized schedule for your child is complete. Turn stressful transition times into structured, self-esteem building experiences. Each unit includes the timer, 3 routine disks, a set of boy and girl stickers, two markers, and a wall hanger. DRT 981  $49.95   800 853-1057

All About Social Skills! Teaching Tools for School-Age Students  
All About Social Skills! Teaching Tools for School-Age Students  

Our newly published social skills catalog- All About Social Skills! is complete with teaching tools that focus solely on social skills for s...