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Staying in the Game Providing Social Opportunities for Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Other Developmental Disabilities

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ISBN-10: 1934575291

ISBN-13: 9781934575291

Edition: N/A

Authors: James W. Loomis

List price: $19.95
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Staying in the Game picks up where many social skills training programs leave off - with generalization. The book addresses this void by presenting a range of interventions aimed at promoting generalization of social skills by showing how to establish social situations that can be opportunities for generalization. Chapter 1 presents the principles upon which Staying in the Game is based and describes a model to guide efforts to enable successful generalization. Chapters 2 and 3 look at the process of identifying and assessing social opportunities and ensuring success. Chapters 4, 5, 6, and 7 each addresses one type of intervention: group-based work (Chapter 4), interventions by staff and…    
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Publisher: Autism Asperger Publishing Company
Binding: Paperback
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

How to Use This Book
A Model for Providing Social Opportunities
How Adults Drop the Ball
The Objective: Creating Appropriate Social Opportunities
Two Practical Considerations
Identifying and Assessing Social Opportunities
How Do You Choose Appropriate Social Opportunities
How Much Social Activity Is Appropriate (and Necessary)?
How Challenging Is a Particular Social Situation?
Choosing and Assessing Opportunities
Ensuring Success in Social Activities
When You're in Charge: Setting up the Situation
Tools and Strategies for Any Situation
Peer Mentors and Adult Intervention
Measuring Progress
Withdrawing Supports
Withdrawing Adult Interventions
Withdrawing Incentives and Rewards
Using Groups to Provide Social Opportunities
Setting up a Group-Based Intervention
Key Considerations
Examples of Group-Based Social Opportunities
Adult Interventions and Supports
Adults as Facilitators of Social Skills
Interventions and Supports
Peer Mentors
Advantages and Disadvantages of Peer Mentors
Setting up a Peer Mentorship
Mobilizing Groups of Students as Peer Mentors
Peer Mentors in Action
Adapting Extracurricular Activities
Assessing Activities
Supports and Adaptations to Consider
Final Thoughts
Reviewing the Objective
Initiating Efforts to Create Social Opportunities
Final Words