This is the first in the series of posts on the topic of teaching the skill of “showing concern” to children with Asperger’s and other autism spectrum disorders. (The other “Showing Concern” downloadable panels are found at the bottom of this blog post.)
Children on the autism spectrum often have great difficulty with this important skill. They often spend less time observing others than typical children, and they might not notice another person’s distress. They often are perplexed by the typical signs of upset feelings in another person. They might have normal feelings of sympathy for the other person, but they might be at a loss regarding the necessity to express concern and the social conventions for going about it.
The series of panels I am making available for you to download here are one small part of a visuals-based social skills training kit I sell called “People Points”
In this series of blog posts, I will explain:
*How to help children with autism to increase their awareness of the need to show concern for others in various situations
*How to make your social skills teaching visual, fun and game-like on this topic
*How to use a video camera in a simple and effective manner in your therapy/teaching
I invite you to come back to the blog to leave your own comments and suggestions.