Puzzle Piece Drawing Sheets: Cooperative Social Skills Activity for Children on the Autism Spectrum (and others)

Puzzle drawing sheets – a cooperative social skills activity for children with (and without) autism

In this blog post you can download puzzle piece drawing sheets that set up a variety of great activities for your group or class.

CLICK HERE – Puzzle Piece Drawing Activity Free Download (2)

In this engaging [...]

11 wall displays / visual tools for autism social skills teaching. Free downloads.

Many of my social skills resources for children with autism feature large visuals that can be used either as accessories during teaching or as wall displays.  Below you will find links to eleven of my blog posts which feature large, illustrated panels as part of the kit.
To go to the resource, click on the PICTURE.

Using imagination, imaginary creatures and art to engage children with ASD in work on social and emotional skills, Part 1

In this blog post, I show some ways to harness the power of imagination to engage kids on the autism spectrum in social skills work.

In this blog post, I show some ways to harness the power of imagination to engage kids on the autism spectrum in social skills work.

Imagination and creativity in social skills work
Many children on the autism spectrum have remarkable imaginations.  In this blog post, I will tell you about two varieties of social / emotional [...]

For social skills work: Easy instructions to download YouTube videos to your computer and play them back at good volume

YouTube video on computer

[Follow THIS LINK HERE to another blog post which explains in detail about using YouTube videos in counseling with young people on the autism spectrum]

How to save YouTube videos to your own computer:
There are various free online services for this.  The one I use is keepvid.com.  I have used it about a hundred times and [...]

Autism According to YouTube: Discovering, Enjoying and Using Videos Created by People with Autism

There are literally thousands of videos on YouTube made by people with autism. In this blog, I discuss these videos, and explain how to use them in counseling and social skills work with young people on the autism spectrum.

There are literally thousands of videos on YouTube made by people with autism. In this blog, I discuss these videos, and explain how to use them in counseling and social skills work with young people on the autism spectrum.

The amazing world of YouTube videos made by people on the autism spectrum

Please watch the video [...]

Spanish translations of Autism Teaching Strategies resources

A number of my social skills resources for children with autism have been translated into Spanish.  They are available free online via SlideShare.

A number of my social skills resources for children with autism have been translated into Spanish. They are available free online via SlideShare.

 

 

 

Spanish translations of Autism Teaching Strategies social skills downloads

A number of my social skills downloads for children on the autism spectrum have been translated into Spanish. The translations have been done by [...]

Helping teen boys with high functioning autism to relate to girls: Card game activity and social skills teaching materials

In this blog post you can download the materials shown above.  The photo shows one of nine panels used for teaching or wall display, and three of thirty-two social skills teaching cards.

 

In this blog post you can download the materials shown above. The photo shows one of nine panels used for teaching or wall display, and three of thirty-two social skills teaching cards.

To download and print this resource, click on THIS LINK HERE.
To download the PowerPoint version of this resource (to project or show on [...]

Teasing and bullying social skills kit for kids with ASD - Free download cards and illustrated panels

autism social skills counseling materials

Here is a free download kit to help children with Asperger’s and other autism spectrum disorders with social skills associated with teasing and bullying. You get six illustrated panels and 36 question/challenge cards.

To download and print these resources, click on THIS LINK HERE.

For a PowerPoint version of these materials (to “show” instead of printing [...]

“Control-o-meter” social skills tool for kids with autism, helps with voice volume, other behavior

volume regulation method for children with autism

In this blog I provide you the downloads to make simple devices to help children on the autism spectrum to increase awareness of voice volume. Additionally, there are downloads to create similar devices to help with levels of “silliness” and physical distance from others.

Children with Asperger’s and other autism spectrum disorders often have difficulties [...]

Eye contact in children with autism - Times to AVOID it in social skills teaching with kids on the autism spectrum

eye contact in kids with ASD

There are times when insisting on eye contact runs contrary to our goals in teaching and counseling when we are helping kids on the autism spectrum with social skills

Teachers, mental health professionals and speech and language therapists all work hard to help children on the autism spectrum to improve their use of face and [...]