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  1. Why Didn't They Just Say That? PEERspective - A Complete Curriculum
    Why Didn't They Just Say That? PEERspective - A Complete Curriculum
    $19.95

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    A high school class -- with a complete curriculum -- that teaches students with ASD and their NT peers social skills!

    "Let’s create a class instead of the typical social skills programs!" With this statement began the development of this innovative evidence-based curriculum for secondary students with ASD and their neurotypical (NT) peers. PEERspective is a complete curriculum that teaches high school students self-awareness, self-acceptance, relationship building, conflict resolution, managing stress and wellness, and many other topics that have lifelong impact on students' lives. The curriculum is popular among students with ASD as well as their NT peers, leading to friendships and relationships beyond the classroom.

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  2. With Open Arms
    With Open Arms
    $19.95

    Children with ASD should never again play alone at recess or sit alone at lunch (unless they really want to)!

    Children with autism spectrum disorder, learning disabilities, behavioral disorders and English language learners often face more social challenges than their peers.This book provides step-by-step instructions on how to develop programs that promote social inclusion, such as
    • Book clubs
    • Lunch bunches
    • Relationship circles
    • Special interests clubs.
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  3. Conversation Club Teaching Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder
    Conversation Club Teaching Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder
    $45.00
    Conversation Club is the first curriculum of its kind designed specifically for elementary-age students with high-functioning autism (HFA) and other social cognitive challenges to provide a comprehensive instructional framework for teaching both the “how” and “why” of conversation. The Conversation Club helps instructors guide children through the rudiments of conversation by introducing them to a clubhouse filled with a kid-friendly cast of club members, including Friendly Freddy (the president of the Club); the twins, Looking Louie and Listening Lisa; Fix It Farrah; Good Memory Maria; New Words Nate; and the club mascot, Paco the Parrot. Club meetings are specially designed to facilitate thinking about the social significance underlying each conversation skill. Conversation goal areas include conversation initiation and topic selection, topic maintenance, perspective taking, and social motivation, environmental awareness and body readiness, active listening behaviors, gaining attention behaviors, and conversation repair. Learn More
  4. The Hidden Curriculum and Other Everyday Challenges for Elementary-Age Children With High-Functioning Autism
    The Hidden Curriculum and Other Everyday Challenges for Elementary-Age Children With High-Functioning Autism
    $14.95

    Do not keep the hidden curriculum hidden from our children!

    In this expanded edition, previously entitled "Practical Solutions to Everyday Challenges for Children with Asperger Syndrome", young authors Haley Myles and Annellise Kolar give simple, no-nonsense advice on how to handle everyday occurrences that can be challenging for children with ASD. This reader-friendly book provides social rules that help children with peer relationships, school and everyday activities. Hidden curriculum ideas, including tips on Internet safety, provide children essential social rules for succeeding in an ever-changing world.

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  5. The Hidden Curriculum for Understanding Unstated Rules in Social Situations for Adolescents and Young Adults
    The Hidden Curriculum for Understanding Unstated Rules in Social Situations for Adolescents and Young Adults
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    Don't hide the hidden curriculum from people with ASD!

    The hidden curriculum includes: unwritten rules, metaphors and idioms, jokes and riddles, and assumptions and expectations -- information that is typically hidden from individuals with ASD. The hidden curriculum is made simple in the revised and expanded edition of this popular book. The authors provide hundreds of hidden curriculum items and a series of instructional strategies that can be used to teach the hidden curriculum. Instructional aids include charts, forms, and templates designed to make the job of teaching and learning the hidden curriculum more effective.

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  6. Successful Problem-Solving for High-Functioning Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
    Successful Problem-Solving for High-Functioning Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
    $19.95

    If you know how to solve problems -- life is much easier!

    Our lives are full of problems -- small and large -- from knowing how to find pencil to understanding what to do if you are bullied. Many individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have difficulty coming up with effective ways to solve problems. Successful Problem-Solving for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders teaches children how to use a simple rubric to solve problems in the classroom, home, and community. 

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  7. Super Skills
    Super Skills
    $39.95

    Easy to implement group social skills lessons!

    For most children on the autism spectrum, social skills pose greater challenges than academics! This series of social skills activities is designed to help elementary-aged students with autism spectrum disorder and those with similar needs to succeed in the social realm. Group lessons are organized under four types of skills necessary for success: fundamental skills, social initiation skills, getting along with others, and social response skills. Each lesson is highly structured and organized, making it easy for teachers and other group leaders to implement successfully. A series of practical checklists and other instruments provide a solid foundation for assessing students' social skills levels and subsequent program planning.

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  8. Taking CHARGE of My Rainbow of Emotions
    Taking CHARGE of My Rainbow of Emotions
    $25.95

    Are you looking for the perfect way to provide better tools for individuals with autism spectrum disorder?

    Identifying and expressing emotions in a socially acceptable way poses challenges for many children with autism and related disorders. Starting with a checklist for assessing emotions, this innovative resource provides caregivers with a framework for giving students the tools they need to become effective emotional managers. Lots of forms and visuals make this a practical and ready-to-use guide for any caregiver.

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  9. Talk with Me
    Talk with Me
    $21.95

    A whole new perspective on conversation skills. Don’t miss out on this revolutionary approach.

     National Parenting Products Award (NAPPA) Winner!

    Talk With Me is a unique approach to assessing and teaching conversation skills in a group setting – effective for most students who have difficulty engaging in conversations, including students with HF-ASD. The Conversation Framework breaks down the elements of a conversation which must be mastered. The framework was developed and refined across many years based on a review of the relevant research along with close observation of what conversations really sound like. Many find it difficult to teach conversation skills, but the Conversation Framework provides a simple and easy-to-implement process for teaching effective conversational habits. If you’re looking for a comprehensive model with assessments, data collection, visual supports, drills, and prompt examples – this is your book!

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  10. Teaching Students With Classic Autism Functional Social Skills in Natural Settings: A Program Based on Individualized Comprehensive Assessment and Evidence-Based Practices
    Teaching Students With Classic Autism Functional Social Skills in Natural Settings: A Program Based on Individualized Comprehensive Assessment and Evidence-Based Practices
    $24.95

    Students with classic features of autism tend to learn best by participating in activities they find interesting, engaging, and are part of their daily lives.

    This highly practical book guides teachers and other practitioners in developing and implementing comprehensive social skills programs for individuals with classic autism. It embeds social skills within lessons that impact real-life social situations, such as learning to do something nice for others, working on a classroom project, or waiting in a cafeteria line.

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