The How Interesting Is It? kit - conversation social skills activities for children with ASD

Here is part of the How Interesting Is It? kit. The child moves the chip from one category to the next based on his assessment of how interesting a topic is to another person.

 

A set of social skills learning materials to help teach what conversation topics tend to score “likes” with peers

Children with autism [...]

“Groupworld”: An Imagination Cooperation Activity for kids with Autism

Here is a fun, challenging activity for teaching cooperation skills.  I give you free downloads to set it up.

TO DOWNLOAD THE PDF PRINTABLES FOR THIS ACTIVITY, CLICK ON THE RED LINK HERE:
Groupworld Download
Imagination, cooperation, and children with high functioning autism

Here is a fun, challenging activity to promote group cooperation skills.  It is derived from an idea I found in a book years ago (see next page).  I have provided you with [...]

Christmas social skills paper fortune teller for kids with ASD (and other kids as well)

 

 

Giving compliments is a very important skill during the holidays.

Here is a something quick to make to help children with autism (and other children) to practice.

Here is the download.  Some commentary, photos and links to other resources on giving compliments are given below.

Click here: Christmas Social Skills Paper Fortune Teller – Download
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Fun, therapy and social - emotional skills teaching for children with ASD's

In this post, I provide some ideas on how to put together a kit of emotion face visuals, combining inexpensive resources with home made and free downloads.

Children with Asperger’s and other autism spectrum disorders may experience a number of problems involving emotions.  They may have difficulty recognizing and naming a nuanced range of emotions [...]

Paper Fortune Tellers - social skills games for children with ASD's (and other children too)

In this blog post, I show you how to make and use these simple folded devices for social skills activities.  I provide you the download PDF you need.

In this blog post, I show you how to make and use these simple folded devices for social skills activities. I provide you the download PDF you need.

 

Paper Fortune Tellers – social skills activity

When I was a  kid I saw girls playing with these things.  They called them “cootie catchers.”  A few weeks ago, [...]

The Green Zone: Common Ground Conversation Training method for kids on the autism spectrum

 

 

 

To download Green Zone Common Ground Conversation Worksheets, and a very useful, illustrated card activity, click on both red links below.

Green Zone Common Ground Conversation Starter Worksheets Download
Green Zone Picture Card Activity

This is the Green Zone Two-Person Worksheet. It is a simple and effective device to help two people determine their shared interests. It [...]

Helping kids with ASD to give compliments: Picture/word downloads for social skills teaching

To download the illustrated panels shown below, click on “Giving Compliments Wall Display Download”

Giving Compliments Wall Display Download

Autism and Giving Compliments

Kids on the autism spectrum often do not give and receive compliments in accordance with social expectation. They might like something someone said, or something someone did, but they often fail to follow up [...]

Correcting others and tattling too much: Social skills activities to teach kids with autism who have these problems

Tattling and correcting and children with Asperger’s

If you work with children on the autism spectrum, then you are aware of their  motivation to order their social world by applying and imposing rules.  If something does not seem right to them, many children with Asperger’s and other autism spectrum disorders will speak right up.  Discerning when to refrain [...]

Talk-to-sister worksheets for boys with Asperger's

 

There are sheets available for talking to mother, sister and father on the pdf download.

Boys on the autism spectrum and their typical sisters

Boys with Asperger’s and other autism spectrum disorders often find the world of typical girl interests completely bewildering.  In my own work with boys on the spectrum, I find that quite a [...]