S.O.S. - Social Skills in Our Schools
A Social Skills Program for Children with Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Including High-Functioning Autism and Asperger Syndrome, and Their Typical Peers
Forming healthy, solid relationships with their typical peers is a major challenge for most children with autism spectrum disorders. This comprehensive social skills curriculum has the dual purpose of helping educators develop appropriate social skills in children with pervasive developmental disorders while also fostering understanding and tolerance among typical peers and school staff. The curriculum includes built-in booster lessons, so the child receives multiple presentations of the material, thus reinforcing the lesson for better understanding and generalization. Foreword by Brenda Smith Myles, PhD.
MEET THE AUTHOR
PhD, is a pediatric neuropsychologist, who has worked with children on the autism spectrum for 30 years. She began as a special education teacher and went on to a career in research in brain-behavior relationships in children with developmental disabilities and a clinical practice in neuropsychology. Michelle is first and foremost a teacher. Her great joy is in translating what she has learned from research into practical, clinical practice. She has written numerous journal articles and book chapters about children on the autism spectrum and has provided staff training to many school districts.