A Systematic Approach to Teaching Social Interaction Skills to Children and Adolescents on the Autism Spectrum
Building Social Relationships organizes the myriad social skills strategies and resources currently available to make it easier for parents and educational professionals to teach social skills and design social skills programs for children with ASD. A comprehensive five-step model addresses the need for social programming for children and adolescents with ASD. This second edition, emphasizes the importance of targeting both social skills and social-cognitive processing.
MEET THE AUTHOR
Scott Bellini, PhD is the Director of the Social Skills Research Clinic (SSRC), a university based center specializing in developing and empirically examining the outcomes of social skill interventions for youth on the autism spectrum. He is also a faculty member in the School Psychology program at Indiana University, Bloomington. He is a licensed psychologist in the state of Indiana and an endorsed Health Services Provider in Psychology. He has published numerous research manuscripts on the topic of social functioning and social skill interventions for youth on the autism spectrum and has provided consultation and training to families and professionals in over 35 states. He is the author of the book, Building Social Relationships, which was named the Literary Work of the Year by the Autism Society of America.