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6 Social skills board games Smart Kids Ltd. 2014. 1 box containing : 6 game boards, - 24 coloured counters, - 1 spinner, - 1 dice.

This set of 6 board games model good social skills and behaviour. The six games include morals, manners, empathy, friendship, showing emotions and managing emotions. Each game supports the development of social and emotional skills and the consolidation of those already learnt. A comprehensive approach to promoting the social and emotional skills that underpin effective learning, positive behaviour, regular attendance, staff effectiveness and the emotional health and well-being of all who learn and work in schools.

CC 305.2313 SOC [P15447]








60 social situations & discussion starters to help teens on the autism spectrum deal with friendships, feelings, conflict and more : seeing in the big picture / Timms, Lisa A. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2011. 160 p. ; 23 cm.

This is a guide about appropriate and safe social interactions that can help teenagers and young adults with an autism spectrum disorder. It helps break down a variety of socially-related scenarios that include school, recreation, community, social networking, and employment - that are often complicated and confusing for these young people. Each story featured outlines a real-life situation that they are likely to encounter, along with practical tips for parents on how to initiate constructive discussion. Parents can tailor the strategies to reflect each family's unique beliefs.

SC/AUT TIM [P14160]








100 stories of social and safety awareness / Shibutani, Makoto. -- Los Angeles, Ca: Rhinobook, 2010. 1 vol (unpaged) ; 28 cm.

This is a book designed to teach children with autism spectrum disorder, Asperger's syndrome, Down syndrome and other related disorders the social and safety awareness. There are 50 stories of social awareness and 50 stories of safety awareness. They have a social story format with an illustration. Each story has a datasheet and you can track your child's progress overtime.

CC 305.2313 SHI [P15194]








101 ways to make friends : ideas and conversation starters for people with disabilities and their supporters / Johannes, Aaron; Kurliak, Susan. -- Vancouver: Spectrum Society for Community Living, 2010. x, 101 p. ; 25cm

This book provides simple and practical strategies for engaging in meaningful conversations, along with ideas to get out and about in the local community. The ultimate goal is to expand and deepen relationships and friendships, and enhance community living.

CC 375.3 JOH [P13912]








About me and you -- [Greenlawn, NY]: Watch Me Learn, 2008. 1 DVD (57:12 min.) + 1 CD

This is teaching video with original music, a vocabulary section, a fun teaching session and peer activities in every scenario. Viewers learn about the items in each scene, how to complete the skill and then how to use the skill in every-day life with peers. Target skills modeled are - answering and asking yes/no questions, body parts, personal information a child must know, senses, brushing teeth, rooms in the house, blocks and patterns, taking turns, drawing shapes and pictures, tying shoes, social skills, language and speech. Aimed at children aged 3-8, this version includes the original DVD along with an audio CD containing the original songs featured in the DVD. .

CC 305.2313 ABO [P15437]










Accept and value each person / Meiners, Cheri J. -- Minneapolis, Minn.: Free Spirit Publishing, 2006. 35 p.

Written for children, this book talks about differences and similarities among people, making friends, getting along, understanding, respect and acceptance. Includes information and extension activities for parents and teachers.

CC 305.2313 MEI [P11963;P15216]








Annette Joosten's book of cool strategies : a personal social script workbook for Australian primary-age students / Joosten, Annette. -- Redcliffe, Qld: book in hand, 2003. 1 vol. (unpaged) ; 30 cm.

The stories in this book have been written in the tradition of Carol Gray's Social Stories. They have been written to describe what happens in a situation, what each person does and why. The main aim is to improve the child's understanding of the situation and hopefully result in a positive change in the child's behaviour. Each social story is accompanied by a worksheet that can be used to personalise the story. Each worksheet and strategy can be made more complex or simpler to meet the individual students needs. They cover a range of social situations that may arise at school starting with saying hello, and also look at emotions and personal care.

SC/AUT JOO [P13066]








The Asperkid's secret book of social rules : the handbook of not-so-obvious social guidelines for tweens and teens with Asperger syndrome / O'Toole, Jennifer Cook. -- London;Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley, 2013. 279 p. ; 23 cm.

This is a guide to the mysteries of social etiquette for young people with Asperger's syndrome navigating the difficuly path between childhood and adult life. It aims to give Asperkids the key to all the hidden social rules in life that seem so strange and confusing. It uses funny illustrations, Aspie-logical explanations and comic strip examples.

SC/ASP OTO [P14747]








Autism -P.D.D.: more creative ideas from age eight to early adulthood / Adams, Janice I. -- Ontario: Adams Publications, 1997. 155p., ill.

Ideas and strategies for improving social skills, communication and behaviour in children and teenagers with autism or pervasive developmental disorders are presented. Examples of specific strategies that can be used at home, with siblings, at school and in the wider community are given.

SC/ AUT ADA [P12154]








Be honest and tell the truth / Meiners, Cheri J. -- Minneapolis, Minn.: Free Spirit Publishing, 2007. 35 p. ; 23 cm.

Sometimes it seems easier to tell the truth. All children experiment with lying, especially to avoid negative consequences. But even very young children can learn the difference between what is true and what isn't, and can learn to choose the truth, even when it's a struggle. In simple words and engaging illustrations, this book builds honesty, a cornerstone of good character. It includes a special section for adults, with discussion questions to share, honesty games to play, and activities that reinforce learning.

CC 305.2313 MEI [P15617]










Be polite and kind / Meiners, Cheri J. -- Minneapolis, Minn.: Free Spirit Publishing, 2004. 35 p.

Written for children, this book demonstrates ways of showing politeness, speaking kindly, using basis courtesies, and respecting the feelings of others. Includes information and extension activities for parents and teachers.

CC 305.2313 MEI [P15663;P11964]








Being me : a kid's guide to boosting self confidence and self-esteem / Moss, Wendy L. -- Washington DC: Magination Press, 2011. 112 p. ; 23 cm.

This book gives tips and advice to children (aged 8-13) for taking on challenges and for building up confidence and self-esteem. It can be used by teachers to coach children on how to proactively develop their confidence levels and social skills.

CC 305.2312 MOS [P14028]










Being me : a self-development resource pack for people on the autism spectrum / SOCIAL EYES. -- London: The National Autistic Society, 2008. 1 DVD + 1 CD-ROM

This pack features a DVD where people on the autism spectrum talk about their experiences. For professionals it is a useful way of introducing the idea of the autism spectrum to newly diagnosed young people and adults and encouraging discussion about what it means to be on the spectrum. the CD-ROM has ten session plans on it covering subjects such as feelings around diagnosis, the positive aspects, disclosure, socialising, and employment. Each session has ideas for group discussion and practical worksheets.It is a chance to explore a number of social skills in depth.

SC/V AUT BEI [P12328]










Ben, his helmet and bees in your bonnet / Frances, Nelle. -- Caloundra, Qld: Janelle Wall trading as Nelle Frances, 2005. 48 p.

Ben, who is in grade three, has a very special helmet that he takes everywhere including school. It is soon to be sports day and according to Ben this is the most dreaded day of the year but luckily with the help of his helmet and teachers they find some solutions to help Ben through the day. Written for the 8 to 12 year age group, this book helps children with school routines, listening skills, decoding facial expressions and decoding idioms used in everyday language.

SC/ASP FRA [P10940]










Ben, his helmet and hats off / Frances, Nelle. -- Brisbane: Ninderry Press, 2004. 14 p.

Ben, who is in grade two, has a very special helmet that he takes everywhere including school. Ben has forgotten that Friday was assembly day at school and he doesn't like assembly but luckily his special helmet has some good advice. Written for the 5 to 8 year age group, this book helps children with school routines, listening skills, decoding facial expressions and decoding idioms used in everyday language.

SC/ASP FRA [P10941]










Ben, his helmet and the crashing cymbals / Frances, Nelle. -- Brisbane: Ninderry Press, 2003. 14 p.

Ben, who is in grade two, has a very special helmet that he takes everywhere including school. It is music day and Ben gets scared by the loud music sounds especially the cymbals but luckily his special helmet has some good advice. Written for the 5 to 8 year age group, this book helps children with school routines, listening skills, decoding facial expressions and decoding idioms used in everyday language.

SC/ASP FRA [P10942]










Ben, his helmet and the too tight hair / Frances, Nelle. -- Brisbane: Ninderry Press, 2003. 12 p. + 5 looseleaf worksheets

Ben, who is in grade two, has a very special helmet that he takes everywhere including school. Ben's troubles begin when his teacher thinks he is not listening in class and it takes his special helmet to come to his rescue. Written for the 5 to 8 year age group, this book helps children with listening skills, decoding facial expressions and decoding idioms used in everyday language.

SC/ASP FRA [P10943]










Body language and communication : a guide for people with autism spectrum disorders / Perks, Simon. -- London: National Autistic Society, 2007. 65 p.

Aimed at people with autism and Asperger syndrome, this book discusses simple body language techniques, and speaking and listening skills that can be used when interacting with other people. It includes a number of scenarios where these techniques could be put into practice, such as meeting with people for the first time, starting a conversation, making small talk and workplace banter.

SC/AUT PER [P12432]








Building buddies : a resource for developing socialisation, social skills and play skills in young children and children with severe and profound disabilities. Volume 1. Early interactions / THERAPY FOCUS. -- [Perth]: Therapy Focus, 2005. 95 p. + 1 CD + 1 DVD

This first volume focuses on developing early social interactions for children of any age with an intellectual disability. Practical everyday strategies and activities for home and school are provided. Included is an overview of early interactions and activities to develop early interactions. Also included with the written manual are a CD-Rom containing handouts and activity sheets and a DVD illustrating how families and schools have used the resource.

CC 305.2313 BUI [P11925]








Building buddies : a resource for developing socialisation, social skills and play skills in young children and children with severe and profound disabilities. Volume 2. Social skills for children who use other ways to communicate / THERAPY FOCUS. -- [Perth]: Therapy Focus, 2005. 161 p. + 1 CD + 1 DVD

This second volume of the Building Buddies series focuses on supporting social skills in children who use other ways of communicating, such as pictures, communication books, key word signing or a speech output device. Social skills strategies and activities for home and school are provided. Included is an overview of total communication - the different ways people communicate; an assessment checklist; and specific games and activities to develop social interactions. Also included with the written manual are a CD-Rom containing handouts and activity sheets and a DVD illustrating how families and schools have used the resource.

CC 305.2313 BUI [P11926]








Building buddies : a resource for developing socialisation, social skills and play skills in young children and children with severe and profound disabilities. Volume 4. Friendship skills / THERAPY FOCUS. -- [Perth]: Therapy Focus, 2005. 163 p. + 1 CD + 1 DVD

This fourth volume of the Building Buddies series includes practical strategies and activities for the home and classroom to help children develop their friendship skills. Included is an overview of the skills needed to develop friendships; an assessment checklist; specific games and activities for sharing, giving compliments, helping others and suggesting an activity to a friend. The manual comes with a CD-ROM of printable material and a DVD demonstration of a family and school using the resource. Suitable for children in lower primary school who have some basic language skills and have difficulty making friends.

CC 305.2313 BUI [P11928]








Building community through circles of friends : a practical guide to making inclusion a reality for people with learning disabilities / Burke, Christine. -- London: Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities, 2006. 82 p.

A handbook to help parents, carers and professionals build a circle of support to help people with intellectual disabilities become active members of the community. Provides information on creating opportunities and building bridges to the community and strategies for planning circles of support. Explains the role and skills of the facilitator in empowering the individual and bringing about change.

CC 375.4 BUR [P12245]








Building social relationships : a systematic approach to teaching social interaction skills to children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders and other social difficulties / Bellini, Scott. -- Shawnee Mission, Kan.: Autism Asperger Pub. Co. 2006. ix, 270 p. ; 28 cm.

This book addresses the need for social programming for children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders and other social difficulties by providing a comprehensive five step model. The model shows where to start and how to implement a programme. It will also show how to organise and make sense of the myriad social skills strategies currently available to parents and professionals. It offers everyday solutions.

CC 305.2313 BEL [P13542]








But it's not my fault / Cook, Julia. -- Boys Town, NE: Boys Town Press, 2015. 31 p. ; 23 cm.

Follow Noodle on his journey as he learns not to blame others or try to find fault, but instead practices accepting responsibility.

CC 305.2313 COO [P15816]










Caring for myself : a social skills story book / Gast, Christy; Krug, Jane. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2008. 96 p.

Illustrated with photographs and simple, explanatory text, this book helps children become familiar with basic routines. The routines covered are: washing hands; getting a hair cut; taking a bath; going to the doctor; and brushing teeth. Suitable for children with autism.

CC 610.8 GAS [P12092]








The company of others : stories of belonging / Shields, Sandra; Campion, David. -- Vancouver: PLAN Institute for Caring Citizenship, 2005. 183 p.

This book tells the story of five people who are surrounded by social circles - friends and family whose respect, encouragement, and love gives them a sense of belonging in the world. The stories, supported by photographs, are written to give hope and inspiration to anyone who is or knows a person who has been excluded from living a full life.

CC 375.4 SHI [P11942]








Cool calm kids : resources to help Prep to Year 2 students find better ways to deal with conflict and bossy peers / Suckling, Amelia; Temple, Carla. -- Camberwell, Vic.: ACER Press, 2008. x, 70 p.; 30 cm.

This book, aimed at teachers and parents, helps children aged five to eight years explore better ways to deal with conflict and bossy behaviour in a fun and energetic environment through role-play and participation. It helps to develop social skills, body awareness and appropriate language early in a child's life. Students will discover a common language which they can use to deal with friendship issues, and learn to handle peer pressure through non-violent strategies that are aligned with the ethos of the school.

CC 305.2313 SUC [P14882]








Cool comics : bullying : creative ways to promote cognitive thinking / Carter, Margaret; Santomauro, Josie. -- [Brisbane]: 2008. 1.v. (unpaged) ; 21 cm.

The 'Cool Comics' books are a fun method to teach children constructive ways of responding to/in social situations. The main character in the comic scenes experiences all sorts of challenges in the social world. The comics illustrate how to respond to these challenges using positive self-talk. Students are introduced to resolving social conflicts in a positive manner. This booklet looks at various situations and various types of bullying.

CC 305.2313 CAR [P12948]










Cool comics : camps/excursions : creative ways to promote cognitive thinking / Carter, Margaret; Santomauro, Josie. -- [Brisbane]: 2008. 1.v. (unpaged) ; 21 cm.

The 'Cool Comics' books are a fun method to teach children constructive ways of responding to/in social situations. The main character in the comic scenes experiences all sorts of challenges in the social world. The comics illustrate how to respond to these challenges using positive self-talk. Students are introduced to resolving social conflicts in a positive manner. This booklet looks at situations regarding excursions, school camps, safety, camp showers and bedtime.

CC 305.2313 CAR [P12947]










Cool comics : community : creative ways to promote cognitive thinking / Carter, Margaret; Santomauro, Josie. -- [Brisbane]: 2008. 1.v. (unpaged) ; 21 cm.

The 'Cool Comics' books are a fun method to teach children constructive ways of responding to/in social situations. The main character in the comic scenes experiences all sorts of challenges in the social world. The comics illustrate how to respond to these challenges using positive self-talk. Students are introduced to resolving social conflicts in a positive manner. This booklet looks at community situations such as shopping, waiting in line, and appointments.

CC 305.2313 CAR [P12946]










Cool comics : group skills : creative ways to promote cognitive thinking / Carter, Margaret; Santomauro, Josie. -- [Brisbane]: 2008. 1.v. (unpaged) ; 21 cm.

The 'Cool Comics' books are a fun method to teach children constructive ways of responding to/in social situations. The main character in the comic scenes experiences all sorts of challenges in the social world. The comics illustrate how to respond to these challenges using positive self-talk. Students are introduced to resolving social conflicts in a positive manner. This book involves group skills such as taking turns, joining in, safety and public speaking.

CC 305.2313 CAR [P12942]










Cool comics : home : creative ways to promote cognitive thinking / Carter, Margaret; Santomauro, Josie. -- [Brisbane]: 2008. 1.v. (unpaged) ; 21 cm.

The 'Cool Comics' books are a fun method to teach children constructive ways of responding to/in social situations. The main character in the comic scenes experiences all sorts of challenges in the social world. The comics illustrate how to respond to these challenges using positive self-talk. Students are introduced to resolving social conflicts in a positive manner.This booklets deals with situations that arise in the home such as family rules, disagreements, chores, sudden changes and manners.

CC 305.2313 CAR [P12944]










Cool comics : making friends : creative ways to promote cognitive thinking / Carter, Margaret; Santomauro, Josie. -- [Brisbane]: 2008. 1.v. (unpaged) ; 21 cm.

The 'Cool Comics' books are a fun method to teach children constructive ways of responding to/in social situations. The main character in the comic scenes experiences all sorts of challenges in the social world. The comics illustrate how to respond to these challenges using positive self-talk. Students are introduced to resolving social conflicts in a positive manner. This book looks at making friends, taking compliments, differences, listening and apologising.

CC 305.2313 CAR [P12943]










Cool comics : school : creative ways to promote cognitive thinking / Carter, Margaret; Santomauro, Josie. -- [Brisbane]: 2007. 1.v. (unpaged) ; 21 cm.

The 'Cool Comics' books are a fun method to teach children constructive ways of responding to/in social situations. The main character in the comic scenes experiences all sorts of challenges in the social world. The comics illustrate how to respond to these challenges using positive self-talk. Students are introduced to resolving social conflicts in a positive manner. In this book the situations arise in the school and include issues in the playground, classroom and dealing with a relief teacher or a change of routine.

CC 305.2313 CAR [P12941]










Cool comics : social functions : creative ways to promote cognitive thinking / Carter, Margaret; Santomauro, Josie. -- [Brisbane]: 2008. 1.v. (unpaged) : 21 cm.

The 'Cool Comics' books are a fun method to teach children constructive ways of responding to/in social situations. The main character in the comic scenes experiences all sorts of challenges in the social world. The comics illustrate how to respond to these challenges using positive self-talk. Students are introduced to resolving social conflicts in a positive manner. This book regards situations that arise in social functions such as the movies, concerts and sleepovers.

CC 305.2313 CAR [P12940]










Cool comics : sports : creative ways to promote cognitive thinking / Carter, Margaret; Santomauro, Josie. 2008. 1.v. (unpaged) ; 21 cm.

The 'Cool Comics' books are a fun method to teach children constructive ways of responding to/in social situations. The main character in the comic scenes experiences all sorts of challenges in the social world. The comics illustrate how to respond to these challenges using positive self-talk. Students are introduced to resolving social conflicts in a positive manner. This book regards situations that arise in the sports field.

CC 305.2313 CAR [ P12939]










Decibella and her 6-inch voice / Cook, Julia. -- Boys Town, NE: Boys Town Press, 2014. 30 p. ; 23 cm.

Isabella's voice is so loud, she interupts the class and irritates others. Through creative story telling and colourful illustrations, this book helps children learn and remember what voice volume to use in different situations including speaking in class, chatting in the library, sitting at lunch, playing outside, or if they have hurt themselves and need to get someones attention.

CC 305.2313 COO [P15655]










Delicate threads: friendships between children with and without special needs in inclusive settings / Staub, Debbie. -- Bethesda, Md: Woodbine House, 1998. 244p

A study of friendships between children with and without special needs. The author observed the interactions between seven pairs of friends - each including a child with a developmental disability - and presents the results of her observations along with information from the literature. It includes useful suggestions for families, teachers and others interested in supporting children's relationships.

CC 305.2313 STA [p08809]








Developing social skills : practical ideas for teaching children with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental delays / Larkey, Sue; von Ess, Gay. -- Australia: Education Events, 2010. 104 p. ; 30 cm.

This book is for parents and educators to teach a child with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other developmental disorders social skills and social behaviours. It is a starting point for teaching and encouraging social interaction and skills for these children. A concrete and visual resource which when coupled with videoing, role playing and modelling aims to help early childhood and primary aged children to better understand and engage in the social world around them. Chapters cover communication, conversations, waiting (for turn), friendship and playground, making mistakes, when to tell, lying and feelings.

CC 305.2313 LAR [P15501 ]








Diary of a social detective : real-life tales of mystery, intrigue and interpersonal adventure / Jessum, Jeffrey E. -- Shawnee Mission, Kan.: Autism Asperger Pub. Co. 2011. viii, 295 p. ; 23 cm.

Using the fact that children and youth love to solve mysteries, this is an entertaining way of learning about the complex social world by having children become active and aware problem solvers in their social world, and build social and emotional intelligence. By providing a systematic process to solve these social mysteries, this should be useful for any social skills program striving to teach social cognition to youth on the autism spectrum.

CC 305.2313 JES [P14052]








Drawing together to accept and respect differences / Heegaard, Marge Eaton. -- Minneapolis, Minn.: Fairview Press, 2003. 31 p.

Using art therapy, children create drawings that can help them understand how to accept differences in others, learn about their own uniqueness, build self esteem and respect for other cultures and religions. This book is designed for children from six to twelve years of age to help express their feelings in a non threatening environment.

CC 305.2315 HEE [P10768]










Dude thats rude! : get some manners / Espeland, Pamela; Verdick, Elizabeth. -- Minneapolis, Minn.: Free Spirit Publishing, 2007. 117 p.

Suitable for older children and teenagers, this book is written and illustrated in a fun, easy-to-read style. It teaches about manners in general, with sections on manners around the house, toileting, eating, meeting and greeting, hosting, giving and receiving gifts, phone manners, school manners and online etiquette.

CC 375.3 ESP [P12093]








Everyday learning about confidence and coping skills / Linke, Pam. -- Watson, ACT: Early Childhood Australia, 2007. 28 p, ; 18 cm.

This book is about what parents and carers can do to help young children build life coping skills and resilience. It has sections on babies, toddlers and preschoolers about making them feel safe and secure, loved and loveable, confident they can make things happen, and know they have people around to care, support and help them.

CC 305.2312 LIN [P14019]








Everyday learning about friendship / Hammer, Marie D.; Linke, Pam. -- Watson, ACT: Early Childhood Australia, 2004. 24 p.

Explores how parents, carers and others involved in the lives of young children can support and encourage them as they extend their circle of friends. From a childs earliest days as part of a new family, to their broadening horizons at preschool and the early days of school, this book provides helpful ideas and guidance to assist children to become confident, self-assured members of society.

CC 305.2313 HAM [P11836]








Everyday social interaction: a program for people with disabilities / Riches, Vivienne C. -- Sydney: Maclennan & Petty, 1996. 336 p

A revised edition of "Communicating everyday" this book is a practical, hands-on guide to developing a program for teaching social interaction skills. It looks at issues such as conversation skills, greetings, handling refusals, apologies and friendships.

CC 375.3 RIC [P05874 ]








Fitting in and having fun. Volume 2 : moving on to middle school -- Fryeburg, Mn: TD Social Skills, [2008] 1 DVD

This DVD will help prepare children who are entering a mainstream middle school as well as assist children who already attend middle school, but are having a difficult time adjusting. Presented by teenagers, it provides practical advice on how students can handle new and complex situations as they arise and encourages students to discuss issues that may be affecting them. It teaches strategies they can use to improve organisational, academic and social skills. Topics covered include: the first day; getting along; safety in hallways; making friends; paying attention; staying organised; physical education; bullying; lunchtime; flirting; and homework.

CC 305.2313 FIT [P12330]










Focusing on social skills. / EDUCATION DEPARTMENT OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA North East Metropolitan Districts. Language Development Centre. -- Bayswater: North East Language Development Centre, [1998?] 1 kit: includes 2 manuals + 2 sets word cards

This kit was developed for children with language disabilities but could be used with other children and adults. It covers topics such as making suggestions, working in a group, accessing a group and conflict resolution.

KIT/ FOC [P08120]








Forging friendships: a social skills manual for children with autism spectrum disorders. How to set up and run social skills groups for children with autism spectrum disorders or with social skill deficits / Lewis , Abigail; Ng, Jonathan; Wakefield, Camille. / THERAPY FOCUS. -- Belmont: Therapy Focus, 2001. 1 looseleaf folder (var. paging)

A manual designed for use by parents, teachers and therapists interested in developing the social skills of children with an autistic spectrum disorder (ASD). It is primarily designed for children in school years 2 - 4 with ASD who are functioning at a relatively high level. However the activities can be used with children who have a wide range of abilities and is also suitable for those children without ASD who may be at risk of developing social difficulties.

SC/AUT LEW [P10152 ]








Friends learn about Tobin / Murrell, Diane. -- Arlington, Tex.: Future Horizons, Inc. 2007. 29 p. ; 23 cm.

In this book the friends of Tobin, the little red train engine, try to understand where he is coming from and help others accept and appreciate his differences. Useful for parents and teachers in teaching mutual understanding, this looks at Tobin's differences such as discomfort with change, repetitious behaviours, a knack for numbers, a photographic memory, literal interpretation of words, and sensitivity to noise and crowds.

CC 305.2313 MUR [P12810]










Friends : video modeling for children embarking on socialization skills -- [Greenlawn, NY]: Watch Me Learn, 2008. 1 DVD

This is designed to teach children the many skills needed to participate in many different types of games and activities in social settings. Playing and interacting with peers is very demanding of social skills. Friend�s models the skills necessary to complete play activities while demonstrating and emphasizing social interaction to make play time a great social time too! (Website) Target skills modeled include conversation, taking turns, requesting, offering help, gestures and working as a team.

CC 305.2313 FRI [P15439]










Friendships : the Aspie way / Lawson, Wendy. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2006. 175 p. ; 22 cm.

This book takes the reader on a journey of exploration of the complexities of friendship - through the stumbling blocks and the realisations.The author, who has Asperger's syndrome, felt she had a knack of upsetting people and was surprised to be told that she 'did friendship rather well'. In her frank and thoughtful analysis of what makes and breaks friendships, she explores what it means to have friends or be a friend. The ideas are accompanied by practical examples, poetry and stories and is insightful and relevant to people both on and off the autism spectrum.

SC/ASP LAW [P13495]








Getting along with others : an activity book / Herron, Ron. -- Boys Town, NE: Boys Town Press, 1996. 30 p. ; 28 cm.

This activity book for pre kindergarten to grade 6 offers charts and tips to help teach social skills to children and reward good behaviour. Some of the skills included on the charts include listening to others, showing you care, following instructions, controlling your anger, accepting "no", correcting mistakes, interrupting in a nice way, saying something nice, telling the truth, saying you are sorry, and offering to help someone.

CC 305.2313 HER [P13115]








Getting from me to we : how to help young children fit in and make friends / Tuck, Shonna. -- Bethesda, Md: Woodbine House, 2015. 219 p. ; 23 cm.

This book discusses the underlying causes of social skill delays and how to identify where your child is developing on the social skills ladder. It is a practical resource for helping children who have difficulty relating to peers.

CC 305.2313 TUC [P15793]








Getting started!!! : using visual systems to promote play / Bhargava, Dolly. -- Perth: Carson Street School, 2010. 87 p. ; 30 cm. + 1 DVD

This is a practical resource booklet which has been written for parents and discusses a range of strategies that can be used at home to develop a child's play skills. It also presents visual systems that can be used during play. Accompanying the booklet is a DVD which demonstrates the use of the discussed strategies with children with disabilities. Also available at http://carsonst.wa.edu.au/parent-info/getting-started-books/.

CC 305.2315 BHA [P13466;P13467;P13468]








Giggle time - establishing the social connection: a program to develop the communication skills of children with Autism, Asperger Syndrome and PDD / Aud Sonders, Susan. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2003. 221 p.

A step-by-step programme for parents, teachers and professionals to help develop the non-verbal, verbal and social reciprocity skills of children with autism. It describes how to communicate with children with autism spectrum conditions and gives clear instructions on techniques for developing language skills such as developing a turn-taking sequence, developing staying power, encouraging initiation and verbal play.

SC/AUT AUD [P10552]








Going to a birthday party / Webster, Avril. -- Limerick: Off We Go Publishing, 2009. 14 p. ; 21 cm

Part of a series designed to prepare children for what to expect from a range of daily-life activities, this book describes what to expect when going to a birthday party. Colourfully illustrated with simple text.

CC 305.2313 WEB [P15681]










Going to the restaurant / Webster, Avril. -- Limerick: Off We Go Publishing, 2008. 14 p. ; 21 cm.

This is one of a series of books which tell the story of a particular event or everyday activity in a sequence of twelve steps. They are written to prepare a child to cope better with that new activity or event and are of particular benefit to children with intellectual disabilities or autism, pre-school children, or where English is a second language. It helps build the child's confidence, self esteem, language development and communication skills.

CC 305.2313 WEB [P12887]










A good friend : how to make one, how to be one / Herron, Ron; Peter, Val J. -- Boys Town, NE: Boys Town Press, 1998. 84 p. ; 22 cm.

This book addresses those teenagers who feel left out, tongue-tied or lonely and is about what they can do to build more and better relationships. It is a guide to developing self esteem, improving friendship skills and building friendship and healthy relationships.

CC 375.4 HER [P12811]








Good friends are hard to find : help your child find, make, and keep friends / Frankel, Fred. -- Glendale, Ca: Perspective Publishing, 1996. 242 p.

Suitable for parents of children in the 5 to 12 year age range, this book has chapters with advice on finding friends, making friends and keeping friends. It also covers ways to deal with teasing, bullying and meanness.

CC 305.2313 FRA [P12096]








The green zone conversation book : finding common ground in conversation for children on the autism spectrum / Shaul, Joel. -- London;Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley, 2015. 103 p. ; 23 cm.

In conversation, children on the autism spectrum often struggle to select topics of interest to others. Many have strong, narrow interests and feel compelled to introduce these subjects when they talk. This book provides a simple visual model to help children experience more success in finding common ground in conversation. It contains many photocopiable conversation practice activities and reinforcement worksheets based on the simple visual.

SC/AUT SHA [P15494]








Helping people with a learning disability explore relationships / Jackson, Eve; Jackson, Neil. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 1999. 92p

This book is designed for people with intellectual disability to read alone or with a carer. It focuses on the nature of relationships with other people and is written as a story about five people living in a house. Short notes provide guidance to carers as to how they may use the material.

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The hidden curriculum : practical solutions for understanding unstated rules in social situations / Myles, Brenda Smith; Trautman, Melissa L.; Schelvan, Ronda L. -- Shawnee Mission, Kan.: Autism Asperger Pub. Co. 2004. 76 p.

Explains the unstated rules and customs of everyday social situations. Provides guidelines to help with social interaction in the community, school, home, workplace and making decisions that affect personal safety. Using tools such as SOCCSS (Situation, Options, Consequences, Choices, Strategies, Simulation) and SOLVE (Seek, Observe, Listen, Vocalize, Educate), this book clarifies cues and hidden rules for people with social-cognitive difficulties.

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The hidden curriculum : teaching what is meaningful / Myles, Brenda Smith. -- Shawnee Mission, Kan.: Autism Asperger Pub. Co. 2005. 1 DVD (47 min.)

Explains the unstated rules and customs of everyday social situations, in an educational and humorous way and the importance of teaching these rules directly to individuals with autistic spectrum disorders. Using everyday examples from school, home and the community, strategies are designed to clarify hidden social rules making the lives of people with autistic spectrum disorder less confusing.

SC/V AUT MYL [P10949]










How do dinosaurs play with their friends? / Yolen, Jane. -- New York: Scolastic Press, 2006. 12 p. ; 18 cm.

This books rhyming text and illustrations present some of the ways dinosaurs can play with their friends, from hogging the swings to sharing toys.

CC 305.2313 YOL [P15773]










How to be a friend : a guide to making friends and keeping them / Brown, Laurie Krasny; Brown, Marc. -- New York: Little Brown & Co. 2001. 32 p. ; 23 cm.

This book is written for young children about who can be your friend, how to show someone you would like to be friends, how to handle bosses and bullies, the best ways to be a friend and not be a friend and ways to settle an argument. Useful for parents, teachers and other caregivers of young children.

CC 305.2313 BRO [P12813]










How to be human : diary of an autistic girl / Frenz, Florida. -- Stevens Point, WI: Creston Books, 2013. 35 p. ; 23 cm.

Florida Frenz uses a diary format to chronicle her journey with Autism. She explores how kids make friends, what popularity means, how to handle peer pressure, figuring out how to read facial expressions, how to make friends and how to juggle all the social cues that make school feel like a complicated maze.

SC/AUT FRE [P15678]










How to make & keep friends : tips for kids to overcome 50 common social challenges / Briggs, Nadine; Shea, Donna. -- [USA]: www.HowToMakeAndKeepFriends.com, 2011. 133 p. ; 23 cm.

Many children struggle with social nuances which can make it difficult to them to form lasting friendships. This gives quick social advice to help parents and children. The tips are aimed at those with mild to moderate social challenges. It is designed to provide top ten lists for 50 social situation that are inherently difficult for children with social struggles to manage. These include how to make new friends at school, how to safely handle angry feelings, attending parties, how to share fairly, being a good play date guest or host, and working in a group.

CC 305.2313 BRI [P14923]








How to stop your words from bumping into someone else's and other really useful stories : a guide for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder / Tullemans, Anna; Dixon, Rhonda Valentine. -- Redcliffe, Qld: A. Tullemans, 2005. 27 p. ; 30 cm.

This provides social scripts and descriptive stories with illustrations that match the script to assist with teaching communication skills. It teaches fundamental skills as well as reasons for interaction with others. The scripts include getting someone's attention, starting a conversation, interrupting, asking someone to play, waiting, asking for help, listening to others and saying sorry and thank you.

SC/AUT TUL [P13386]








Howard B. Wigglebottom learns about sportsmanship : winning isn't everything / Binkow, Howard; Cornelison, Susan F. [ills] -- [?]: Thunderbolt Publishing, 2011. 31 p. ; 21 cm.

This illustrated children's book teaches children that being a team player is more important that winning. Howard B. Wigglebottom didn't like to lose. As long as he wins, Howard is happy, but not everyone can win everything. Howard used to throw a tantrum when he lost, he would cheat to win and he would yell at his teammates if they made mistakes. One day his coach pulls him out of the team to teach Howard about sportsmanship. See how Howard learns about sportsmanship and realises winning isn't everything.

CC 305.2313 BIN [P15925]










I can't believe you said that! my story about using my social filter ... or not! / Cook, Julia. -- Boys Town, NE: Boys Town Press, 2014. 31 p. ; 23 cm.

RJ says what he thinks� no matter how it sounds or makes others feel. His mouth is getting him into a lot of trouble and he doesn't realize his words are wrong. With help from his parents, he learns he doesn't have to verbalize every thought that pops into his head. This resource will help to teach children the importance of manners, and how to use a social filter to protect them from saying or doing things that are hurtful and embarrassing to others or themselves.

CC 305.2313 COO [P15657]










I just don't like the sound of no! / Cook, Julia. -- Boys Town, NE: Boys Town Press, 2011. 31 p. ; 23 cm.

This is a story about accepting 'No' for an answer and disagreeing the right way. Aimed at K-6 readers, the author helps readers laugh and learn along with RJ as he comes to understand these social skills both at home and in school. Tips for parents and educators on how to teach and encourage children to use the skills of accepting 'no' for an answer and disagreeing appropriately are included in the book.

CC 305.2313 COO [P15128]










I just want to do it my way! / Cook, Julia. -- Boys Town, NE: Boys Town Press, 2013. 30 p. ; 23 cm.

RJ is easily distractable and has trouble staying on task. His class assignments go missing or are incomplete. With guidance from has parents and teacher, RJ learns how to ask for help and stay on task.

CC 305.2313 COO [P15795]










Incorporating social goals in the classroom: a guide for teachers and parents of children with high-functioning autism and Asperger syndrome / Moyes, Rebecca. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2001. 187p

This book provides practical hands on strategies to teach social skills to children with high-functioning autism and Asperger syndrome. It includes a detailed description of the social deficits of these children as they appear in the classroom and ways to address them. Includes lesson plans and instructions on developing an individualised education plan (IEP).

SC/AUT MOY [P10294]








It's so much work to be your friend : helping the child with learning disabilities find social success / Lavoie, Richard. -- New York: Simon & Schuster, 2005. 394 p.

A handbook for parents, carers and teachers on helping children who experience social isolation achieve social success. Explains how learning disorders impact on the development of social skills, including the causes and consequences of anxiety, communication difficulties and inability to understand paralinguistics. Provides strategies for using at home in dealing with parents, siblings and strangers. Explains how to empower children at school by using teacher pleasing behaviours, understanding the unwritten rules and dealing with bullies and teasing. Also provides strategies for appropriate behaviours in the community and meeting and keeping friends.

CC 305.2313 LAV [P11592]








It's so much work to be your friend : helping the learning disabled child find social success : presented by Richard Lavoie / Lavoie, Richard. -- New York: PBS Video, 2005. 1 DVD (90 min.)

Some children seem unable to connect to peers and are often isolated and ignores. This DVD explores the causes and consequences of "social incompetence". Drawing on current research and thirty years of experience in residential schools, Richard Lavoie provides powerful strategies for teaching friendship skills in the classroom, on the homefront, and in the community. It has a special features focusing on bullying, and boy and girl friendships.

CC 305.2313 LAV [P14961]










Join in and play / Meiners, Cheri J. -- Minneapolis, Minn.: Free Spirit Publishing, 2004. 35 p.

Written for children, this book teaches the basics of cooperation, getting along, making friends, and being a friend. Includes information and extension activities for parents and teachers.

CC 305.2313 MEI [P12098]








Joining in. Programs designed to assist children and adolescents to be included in social and community activities / THERAPY FOCUS. -- [Perth]: Therapy Focus, 2004. 21 p. + CD-ROM

This resource is designed to help children, ten years and older, and adolescents with intellectual and/or other disabilities, to develop the skills they need to be included in social and community activities. The programs support children to develop the skill in the natural environments of their home, school and community, by providing resources and specific instruction to the people in the child's life (parents, teachers, therapists, community workers). There are five main sections: conversation skills; emotions and problem solving; practical skills for community activities; behaving in public; joining a community group. Each section contains several programs (on a separate CD-ROM) that will assist the child in developing specific skills.

CC 305.2313 JOI [P12460]








Know and follow rules / Meiners, Cheri J. -- Minneapolis, Minn.: Free Spirit Publishing, 2005. 35 p.

Written for children this book talks about rules and why we need rules at school, in the classroom and in the playground. Includes information and extension activities for parents and teachers.

CC 305.2313 MEI [P14108 ]








Lacey Walker, nonstop talker / Jones, Christianne. -- North Mankato, MN: Picture Window Books, 2013. 29 p. ; 26 cm.

Lacey Walker loves to talk. She talks all day, and sometimes all night. But when she loses her voice, Lacey learns the importance of listening.

CC 305.2313 JON [P15658]










Last one picked ...first one picked on : learning disabilities and social skills : guide for parents / Lavoie, Richard. -- Washington DC: The Learning Disabilities Project at WETA, 1994. 1 videocassette (62 min.) + 1 booklet

Provides information and guidance to parents and teachers on developing social competence for children and adolescents with learning disabilities. Explains what a learning disability is, the common questions related to social skill development, guidance on fostering social competence and the parents role in developing social skills. Offers practical solutions to help children avoid embarrassment or rejection in social situations.

CC 305.2313 LAV [P11064]










Learning about friendships : stories to support social skills training in children with Asperger syndrome and high functioning autism / Al-Ghani, K. I. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2011. 144 p. ; 25 cm.

This collection of ten fully-illustrated stories explores friendship issues encountered by children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) aged four to eight and looks at how they can be overcome successfully. Key problems are addresssed including sharing, taking turns, being a tattertale, obsessions, winning and losing, jealousy, personal space, tact and diplomacy, and defining friendship. The stories depersonalize issues, allowing children to see situations from the perspective of others and enabling them to recognise themselves in the characters.

SC/AUT GHA [P13543;P13993]








Let's play : social story / Batdorf, Rebecca. -- Mustang, Oklahoma: Tate Publishing, 2014. 20 p. ; 22 cm.

This book has been designed to help teach children social play expectations. The book should be read often to the child to help with behaviour. The repetitive visuals along with reading to the child are to help reinforce the concepts.

SC/AUT BAT [P15601]










Let's play! : volume 2 -- [Greenlawn, NY]: Watch Me Learn, 2008. 1 DVD (42 min 14 sec)

Let�s Play teaches beginner and advanced beginner developmental skills through the use of video modeling within the context of play and everyday life settings. Skills are performed by children in natural settings and fun play scenarios. The goal is to teach children advanced beginner fundamental speech and communication (receptive and expressive), peer and adult interaction, motor skills, self-advocacy skills, and play skills and social skills, all while having fun! (Website)

CC 305.2313 LET [P15440]










Liam knows what to do when kids act snitty : coping when friends are tactless / Whelen Banks, Jane. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2009. 32 p. ; 17 cm.

This series uses engaging and humorous stories to guide the child through the complex social world of childhood and feel good about themselves. In this book, Liam learns not to be offended by his friends' snitty behaviour and to simply accept their rebuffs and move foreward, free from the need of approval.

CC 305.2313 BAN [P13930]










Liam says "hi" : learning to greet a friend / Whelen Banks, Jane. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2009. 32 p. ; 17 cm.

This series uses engaging and humorous stories to guide the child through the complex social world of childhood and feel good about themselves. In this book, Liam learns to get over the awkwardness of introductions and greet his friends warmly.

CC 305.2313 BAN [P13934]










Liam says "sorry" : repairing an encounter gone sour / Whelen Banks, Jane. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2009. 32 p. : 17 cm.

This series uses engaging and humorous stories to guide the child through the complex social world of childhood and feel good about themselves. In this book, Liam learns the importance of recognising one's errors, accepting responsibility, and asking forgiveness.

CC 305.2313 BAN [P13932]










Liam wins the game, sometimes : a story about losing with grace / Whelen Banks, Jane. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2009. 32 p. ; 17 cm.

This series uses engaging and humorous stories to guide the child through the complex social world of childhood and feel good about themselves. In this book Liam learns not to be a sore loser and to find acceptable responses to defeat.

CC 305.2313 BAN [P13933]










Life smart : choices for young people about friendship, family and future / Bennett, Vicki. -- Lane Cove, NSW: Finch, 2001. 186 p.

A guide for young people to help them focus on the important issues in life and how to realise their inner strength to take charge of their own lives. Discusses issues such as communicating with family, making and keeping friends, work, facing fears, spirituality and learning to like and believe in themselves.

CC 362.7 BEN [P10582]










Listen and Learn / Meiners, Cheri J. -- Minneapolis, Minn.: Free Spirit Publishing, 2003. 35 p. ; 23 cm.

This encouraging book introduces and explains what listening means, why it's important, and how to listen well. The focus throughout is on the positive results of being a good listener. Made to be read aloud, this book also includes a special section for adults, with ways to reinforce the skills being taught, questions to invite lively discussion, and listening games to play.

CC 305.2313 MEI [P14826]










A little book about friendship / Kurtzman-Counter, Samantha; Schiller, Abbie. The Mother Company, LLC, 2013. 27 p. ; 22 cm.

This book helps young children understand the importance of friendship by answering some essential questions. Lionel the lion and Louie the sheep find each other on the playground and learn some pretty important friendship skills together: they introduce each other to new things, and they practice sharing, caring, understanding, problem solving and forgiveness. This unlikely pair offers young children helpful tools to build strong, lasting friendships in a gentle, relatable way.

CC 305.2313 KUR [P15500]










Lovable Liam : affirmations for a perfectly imperfect child / Whelen Banks, Jane. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2009. 32 p. ; 17 cm.

This series uses engaging and humorous stories to guide the child through the complex social world of childhood and feel good about themselves. In this book, Liam learns that even when people are cross with him, they still love him and always will.

CC 305.2313 BAN [P13935]










Make social learning stick! : how to guide and nurture social competence through everyday routines and activities / Sautter, Elizabeth A. -- Shawnee Mission, Kan.: AAPC Publishing, 2014. 96 p. ; 28 cm.

This book is for parents, caregivers, teachers, and therapists who want to support children's social and emotional competence and participation. Specifically children who have difficulty following directions, thinking about others, being flexible, reading nonverbal cues, working in small groups, participating in conversation, advocating for themselves, seeing the 'big picture', and making friends can benefit. It has a series of activities parents can easily fit into everyday routines as a way to help children gain and improve social competence. They are arranged around three major themes : at home, in the community, and holidays and special events.

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Make your own picture stories for kids with ASD (autism spectrum disorder) : a DIY guide for parents and carers / Attwood, Brian. -- London;Philadelphia, Pa: Jessica Kingsley, 2015. 60 p. ; 20 cm.

This book will help you to create individulised picture stories for a child with ASD cope with social situations, difficult emotions, transitions and other challenging events. (Book cover)

SC/AUT ATT [P15676;P15685]








Making friends / Hollins, Sheila; Roth, Terry. -- London: St George's Mental Health Library, 1995. 1v.(unpaged), col. ill.

Written for people with an intellectual disability this book illustrates appropriate and inappropriate ways of interacting with people and making friends. The story is told in pictures alone to allow for individual interpretation. A suggested text is included at the end of the work.

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Making friends is an art! / Cook, Julia. -- Boys Town, NE: Boys Town Press, 2012. 31 p. ; 23 cm.

When Brown, the least used pencil in the box asks other pencils why no one likes him, he discovers that to have friends, he needs to be a good friend. Using different coloured pencils to illustrate different personal attributes, this story is designed to teach children how to practice the "art of friendship" and get along with others. Also included are tips for parents, teachers and counselors on how to help children who feel left out and have trouble making friends.

CC 305.2313 COO [P14656]










Manners for the real world : basic social skills -- [Winston-Salem, NC]: Coultervideo, Inc, 2008. 1 DVD (44 min.)

This DVD is designed for ages from upper primary through to adult as a guide to the right manners and behaviours for common social situations. It features clear descriptions and demonstrations of appropriate behaviour in the areas of personal hygiene, conversations, introductions, telephone and internet use, table manners, behaviour for ladies and gentlemen, manners in public, serving as a host, and being a guest. It includes optional English and Spanish subtitles.

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My mouth is a volcano! / Cook, Julia. -- Chattanooga, TN: National Center for Youth Issues, 2005. 32 p. ; 21 cm.

This book deals deals with the universal challenge of teaching children the social nuances of polite conversation, not interupting, and when to stop talking. Louis always interupts. But when others begin to interupt Louis, he learns how to respectfully wait for his turn. The book takes an empathetic approach to the habit of interupting and teaches children a witty techniques to help them manage.

CC 305.2313 COO [P15540]










My social story book / Gray, Carol Ed.; White, Abbie Leigh Ed. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2002. 141p

Short, illustrated narratives take children through basic activities like brushing their teeth and taking a bath as well as experiences such as going to school, shopping or to the doctor. The social stories are written for pre-schoolers aged 2 to 6 but are useful for all young children, especially those on the autistic spectrum.

SC/AUT GRA [P10295]










My turn, your turn : songs for building social skills / Bollinger, Cathy. -- Charlottesville, Va: Rivanna Music, 2005. 1 compact disc

A fun way to teach preschool and primary school aged children how to engage with others through song. Themes touched on include empathy, asking for help, handling anger and other common everyday social interactions. The songs can be used in a home setting or the school classroom. Downloadable lyric sheets and visual aids are available at www.rivannamusic.com.

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Navigating the social world : a curriculum for individuals with Asperger's syndrome, high functioning autism and related disorders / Mcafee, Jeanette L. -- Arlington, Tex.: Future Horizons, Inc. 2002. 350 p.

Designed for people with limited experience in providing social skills programs for children and individuals with Asperger's syndrome or high functioning autism. The programs cover a range of social, emotional and behaviour management skills including stress prevention, conversation and communication, abstract thinking and extrinsic vs. intrinsic behaviour reinforcement. The set tasks are as real to life as possible and each task is broken down into small incremental steps. Within the program each step is built upon skills learnt in previous steps. Templates are provided for photocopying.

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A new beginning : volume 1 -- [Greenlawn, NY]: Watch Me Learn, 2007. 1 DVD (24 min. 54 sec.)

A New Beginning teaches beginner developmental skills through the use of video modeling within the context of play and the everyday life of a child. Skills are performed by children in natural settings and fun play scenarios. The goal is to teach children beginning speech and communication (receptive and expressive), peer and adult interaction, motor skills, self-advocacy skills, and play skills and social skills, all while they are having fun! (Website) This models greetings, introductions, games, object identification and more.

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The new social story book : revised and expanded 10th anniversary edition / Gray, Carol. -- Arlington, Tex.: Future Horizons, Inc. 2010. lxxi, 265 p. ; 26 cm + CD

Children and adults with an autistic spectrum disorder struggle to respond effectively to their social world. Social Stories have been developed to address this problem. Parents and professionals are required to consider a situation from the perspective of the child or adult with autism and then identify and share information that may be missing with a Social Story. This book has over 150 social stories that teach everyday social skills. It also offers tutorials so that parents and teachers can write their own Social Stories. There is also a CD containing each Social Story in ready to print PDFs and easy to edit word files, so that the stories can be customised to the child's individual experience.

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Our brains are like computers! : exploring social skills and social cause and effect with children on the autism spectrum / Shaul, Joel. -- London;Philadelphia, Pa: Jessica Kingsley, 2016. 80 p. ; 22 cm.

Aimed at children who understand and enjoy computers, this book employs computer memory and the internet as metaphors to show how minds take in certain information about other people, store information, and then pass it on to others. The intention is to help children on the autism spectrum gain a clearer sense of of how their own words and behaviour can affect other people, and "score more likes" in their social world. The book is designed to be read along with a parent, teacher or therapist and includes photocopiable worksheets.

SC/AUT SHA [P15807]








Passport to friendship : facilitating peer play for children with ASD / Baldi, Hilary, Ed.; Detmers, Deanne, Ed. -- [Oakland, Ca]: Behavioral Intervention Association, 2006. 1 DVD (37 min.)

This DVD presents a step-by-step approach to generating successful peer play for the child with autism spectrum disorder. Using examples, insights from parents and expert commentary, this film demonstrates how the skills required for successful peer play can be broken down into achievable goals. There is also information in "additional resources" providing access to a range of tried and true peer play activities, from rough and tumble games to creative ideas for construction play.

SC/V AUT PAS [P11999]










Plan for people play / Sussman, Fern; Weitzman, Elaine. -- Toronto, Ont.: Hanen Centre, 2014. 51 p. ; 26 cm.

This book is designed to help parents make the most of their child's play to build social communication and interaction skills. It gives parents simple research based ideas on how to build these skills during 'people games' - games that focus on interaction instead of toys. These kinds of games provide opportunities for children with autism and other social communication difficulties to learn important skills like paying attention to others, taking turns in an interaction, and starting and ending a game.

CC 305.2315 SUS [P15262]








Play for children with special needs : including children aged 3-8 / Macintyre, Christine. -- London: David Fulton Publishers, 2002. ix, 134 p. : ill.

This book provides a comprehensive approach to play and how it can be a great opportunity for learning and developing social and communication skills. It offers guidance on how play can be adapted to suit special needs and on the developmental process within play, focusing particularly on children with Asperger's Syndrome, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Down's Syndrome and ADD/ADHD.

CC 305.2315 MAC [P09373]








Playing it right! : social skills activities for parents and teachers of young children with autism spectrum disorders, including Asperger syndrome and autism. / Bareket, Rachael. -- Shawnee Mission, Kan.: Autism Asperger Pub. Co. 2006. vii, 101 p. ; 28 cm.

This presents a series of activities designed to help children on the autism spectrum develop basic social skills by focusing on elements of social interaction in a variety of settings from home to school. They are intended for use by parents, teachers and others working with young children of varying ages depending on their level of social skills and where they fall on the autism spectrum. The activities may be carried out one-on-one with the child or in groups. Focusing on the major challenges faced in the social realm, the structured activities cover relationships, listening, personal space, waiting, emotions, anger, polite speaking, using a quiet voice, cooperation and friendship.

SC/AUT BAR [P13140;P13200]








Positive discipline for children with special needs : raising and teaching all children to become resilient, responsible, and respectful / Nelsen, Jane; Foster, Steven; Raphael, Arlene. -- New York: Three Rivers Press, 2011. xiii, 235 p. ; 24 cm.

As part of a series of books promoting a consistent, common-sense approach to child-rearing, this book addresses the specific challenges that parents and teachers of children with special needs face, and offers them straightforward advice for supporting their children in positive ways. It gives practical solutions to challenges such as : learning to look beyond diagnostic labels; believing in each child's potential regardless of his or her stage of development; helping children integrate socially and interact with their peers; coping with frustration that inevitably occurs when a child is being difficult; strengthening a child's sense of belonging and significance; and more.

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Reach out and give / Meiners, Cheri J. -- Minneapolis, Minn.: Free Spirit Publishing, 2006. 35 p. ; 23 cm.

This book begins with the concept of gratitude, because being grateful is a powerful motivator for giving back. Children learn that they can share their things, share their time, and their talents - and that giving is like a circle, bringing goodness back to them.

CC 305.2313 MEI [P15620;P15636]








Reaching out, joining in: teaching social skills to young children with autism / Weiss, Mary Jane; Harris, Sandra L. -- Bethesda, Md: Woodbine House, 2001. 225p., ill.

Using the techniques of Applied Behavior Analysis(ABA) the authors present concrete strategies to teach basic social skills to children with autism, Asperger syndrome or Pervasive Developmental Disorder. Skills such as how to play with others, to recognize social cues and engage in social conversations. The book focuses on four broad topics: play skills; the language of social skills; understanding another person's perspective; and using these skills in an inclusive classroom. For parents and professionals.

SC/AUT WEI [P10077]








Respect and take care of things / Meiners, Cheri J. -- Minneapolis, Minn.: Free Spirit Publishing, 2004. 35 p.

Written for children, this book teaches about showing respect by taking care of things. Examples include putting away toys and other household items, carefully cleaning the dishes, using items safely, putting rubbish in the bin, recycling, asking to use items, and leaving certain items alone. Includes information and extension activities for parents and teachers.

CC 305.2313 MEI [P11971]








Revealing the hidden social code : social stories for people with autistic spectrum disorders / Howley, Marie; Arnold, Eileen. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2005. 160 p.

A training aid that explores the development of social stories and offers insights into how individualised social stories can be utilised. Provides guidelines on gathering information prior to writing and the process of how to write social stories. Techniques for the presentation of information using visual cues, text design and layout are explored. Ideas on how to use social stories to enhance and complement other strategies used with autistic spectrum disorder individuals are explained. Provides tips on problem solving and what to do if social stories don't work.

SC/AUT HOW [P15348 ]








Riding, hiding, food and fun! : volume 5 -- [Greenlawn, NY]: Watch Me Learn, 2010. 1 DVD (1 hr. 2 min.)

Riding, Hiding, Food and Fun! teaches children fun activities, social skills and specific lessons within each scenario. The goal of this video is to continue to teach children social skills and all of the skills necessary to complete the fun activities shown. In addition, the video focuses building awareness of the surroundings to further expand on learning opportunities. (Website) Target skills modeled include social skills, language and speech, bike safety and bike riding skills, food groups and trying new food, and interacting with peers.

CC 305.2313 RID [P15441]










Ruby's studio : the friendship show -- [Los Angeles]: The Mother Company, LLC, 2013. 1 DVD (40 min.)

Emphasizing the "golden rule": Do to others what you would have them do to you, The Friendship Show explores ways to build empathy and conflict-resolution skills - with the goal of growing and maintaining one of the most valuable things in life: great friendships. Join host, Ruby, as she welcomes kids into her magical art studio for a day of creativity, fun, and friendship.

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School days : children learn from other children -- [Greenlawn, NY]: Watch Me Learn, 2008. 1 DVD

Join the kids in School Days and learn how to navigate through a day at school that includes: gym class, art class, math activities, lunch, bus time and more�. The video brings school to life while it teaches children many different types of skills that are needed to participate in activities and school lessons. Emphasis is given to the social aspect of school and attending to the activities of the day. The goal of this video is to not only teach children skills, but also to show them what a day at school entails so they will become familiar with school and be able to participate without anxiety. (Website)

CC 305.2313 SCH [P15435]










The science of making friends : helping socially challenged teens and young adults / Laugeson, Elizabeth. A. -- San Francisco, Ca: Jossey- Bass, 2013. 364 p. ; 23 cm. + DVD

This book is a step-by-step guide to making and keeping friends for teens and young adults with social challenges�such as those diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, bipolar, or other conditions. This book will help parents assist their child in improving conversational skills, expanding social opportunities, and developing strategies for handling peer rejection. The bonus DVD shows role-plays of skills covered e.g. demonstrating the right and wrong way to enter conversations, scheduling get-togethers and how to deal with conflict.

SC/AUT LAU [P15809]








Share and take turns / Meiners, Cheri J. -- Minneapolis, Minn.: Free Spirit Publishing, 2003. 35 p.

Written for children, this book explains what sharing means and provides examples of different ways that two people can share what they want, with examples including taking turns, dividing things, and playing together. Includes information and extension activities for parents and teachers.

CC 305.2313 MEI [P11973]








Social and antisocial development in adolescence / Herbert, Martin. -- Camberwell, Vic.: ACER, 2004. 57 p.

Provides a brief account of the features of vulnerable children and adolescents and the pathways they may take towards antisocial behaviour. Reviews effective intervention techniques that may assist parents and professionals.

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Social and personal relationships: policy and good practice guidelines for staff working with adults with learning disabilities / WEST MIDLANDS LEARNING DISABILITY FORUM. -- Kidderminster, Worcs.: BILD Publications, 2001. 72p

Provides a policy framework outlining the rights and responsibilities of staff, carers, relatives and adults with an intellectual disability regarding personal and social relationships. Includes guidance on how to implement the guidelines in different settings.

CC 375.4 SOC [P10238]








Social awareness skills for children / Csoti, Marianna. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2001. 320p

Designed for professionals, parents and carers engaged in teaching children communication and social skills. It is covers children from the ages of 7 to 16 and includes practical examples to illustrate the ideas discussed. Topics covered include assertiveness, anger, friends, body language and emotions.

CC 305.2313 CSO [P11154]








Social rules for kids : the top 100 social rules kids need to succeed / Diamond, Susan. -- Shawnee Mission, Kan.: AAPC Publishing, 2011. xi, 131 p. ; 23 cm.

Written by a speech-language pathologist, this is designed to help children navigate the unspoken social rules. The rules were chosen to address students' social communication needs in their school and home life. Many parents are not sure of what to say and do to help their children improve their social interactions. This book should open the door of communication between parent and child as they read the rules together and develop a social plan. Teachers can also work with the child to apply the rules at every opportunity and give praise for practice.

CC 305.2313 DIA [P14938]








Social savvy : help your child fit in with others / Petersen, Lindy. -- Camberwell, Vic.: Australian Council for Educational Research, 2002. 111 p.

Outlines the STOP THINK DO approach to improving relationships between parents and their children. Discusses strategies to use when managing children's behaviour and provides a range of options for parents to use in everyday situations. The methods learnt by parents using this technique can also be applied to developing a child's social skills.

CC 305.23 PET [P10937]








SOCIAL SKILLS 1: SHARING AND TURNTAKING / RESOURCE UNIT FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS. -- Perth: Westlink Broadcast, 2000. 1 DVD 64 min.)

One of a series of talks presented by RUCSN primarily aimed at child care workers but of interest to parents and other professionals. This video focuses on the development of social skills in the 0 to 3 age group, in particular sharing and turntaking. Theoretical and practical information is supplied in a panel presentation.

CC 305.2313 SOC [P09631]










Social skills games for children / Plummer, Deborah M. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2008. 176 p.

"Featuring a wealth of familiar and easy-to-learn games, this practical handbook is designed to foster successful social strategies for children aged 5-12, and will help adults to understand and encourage children's social skills." "The book covers the theory behind the games in accessible language, and includes a broad range of enjoyable activities, active and passive, verbal and non-verbal, for different sized groups. Deborah M. Plummer addresses issues that might arise when supporting children with a range of communication differences, including children with learning difficulties, and offers a variety of cognitive and behavioural strategies to help children to reinforce the skills explored in the games." "This is an ideal resource for teachers, parents, carers and all those working to improve the social skills of children."--BOOK JACKET.

CC 305.2313 PLU [P12367]








The social skills handbook: practical activities for social communication / Hutchings, Sue; Comins, Jayne; Offiler, Judy. -- Bicester, Oxon.: Winslow Press, 1991. 170p., ill.

A practical guide to setting up and running social skills groups, the book offers a range of ideas for activities which are intended to facilitate social communication skills.

CC 375.3 HUT [P08222]








Social skills picture book for high school and beyond / Baker, Jed. -- Arlington, Tex.: Future Horizons, Inc. 2006. xxv, 177 p.

This book, a follow-on from the original "Social skills picture book" designed for young children, is geared specifically toward older students. It has photos of students engaging in a wide variety of social situations and shows the right and wrong ways to interact in different circumstances. It also visually illustrates the positive and negative consequences of both ways of interacting. Some of the real-life situations depicted include: making new friends; interrupting a conversation; asking for help when needed; working as part of a group; respecting each other's space; asking someone for a date; and interviewing for a job.

CC 375.3 BAK [P15712;P12496;P12987]








The social skills picture book : teaching communication, play and emotion. / Baker, Jed. -- Arlington, Tex.: Future Horizons, Inc. 2001. 197 p.

Encourages the use of visual aides to help children with autism, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and children with learning disabilities overcome the problems associated with auditory/language processing difficulties when learning new tasks such as social skills. The pictures show children the right and wrong way to conduct themselves in situations when communicating with people, playing games, joining in, dealing with emotions and showing empathy towards others.

CC 305.2313 BAK [P11744;P12542;P15836]










Social skills picture book : teaching play, emotion, and communication to children with autism / Baker, Jed. -- [Arlington, Tex]: Future Horizons, Inc. 2005. 1 CD-Rom

Encourages the use of visual aides to help children with autism, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and children with learning disabilities overcome the problems associated with auditory/language processing difficulties when learning new tasks such as social skills. The pictures show children the right and wrong way to conduct themselves in situations when communicating with people, playing games, joining in, dealing with emotions and showing empathy towards others.

CC 305.2313 BAK [P13407]








Social skills training for children / Herbert, Martin. -- Camberwell, Vic.: Australian Council for Educational Research, 1996. 31p

A helpful guide for both parents and practioners on the basic principles of teaching social skills to children.

CC 305.2313 HER [P08652]








Social songs : teaching social skills / The Fertilizers. Bolin Music, 2005. 1 Compact disc

These songs are social stories to teach social skills. They cover issues such as waking up, doing chores, brushing teeth, getting along, keeping hands to oneself, biting, kicking and scratching, table manners, washing up, using one toy at a time, using a schedule, being quiet in school, using the restroom and bedtime.

CC 305.2313 SOC [P13400]










Social stories 10.0 : the new defining criteria and guidelines / Gray, Carol. / JENISON AUTISM JOURNAL. Jenison Public Schools, 2004. 28 p. ; 30cm.

This article from the Jenison Autism Journal is aimed at helping you write a Social Story. Social Stories were originally developed for children and adults diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders to give "a meaningful voice" to patient, accurate descriptions of social concepts, skills and events. They are useful in identifying important cues in a given situation; describing abstract concepts or another point of view; defining new routines or rules; explaining the rationale behind expectations; outlining an upcoming event; and/or applauding accomplishments. This is an updated, detailed delineation of what is - and is not - a Social Story.

SC/AUT GRA [P13036]








Social stories and comic strip conversations : unique methods to improve social understanding / Gray, Carol. -- Arlington, Tex.: Future Horizons, Inc, 1996. 1 videocassette ( 94 mins)

A presentation by Carol Gray, an educational consultant for children and young people with autism, explaining how she developed the technique of social stories and comic strip conversations. These techniques can help children with autism to learn the social skills necessary to interact in social situations, and to analyse their interactions with others.

SC/V AUT SOC [P08869]










Social story readers / Semple, Debbie; Lechler, Shelia. -- Verona, Wis.: Attainment Company, 2006. 101 p. ; 28 cm. + 1 compact disc

Aimed at adolescents, young people and adults, this social story reader has 16 stories depicting common social issues at home and school. A compact disc includes printable PDF pages with activities.

CC 375.3 LEC [P14282]








The social success workbook for teens : skill-building activities for teens with nonverbal learning disorder, Asperger's disorder & other social skill problems / Cooper, Barbara; Widdows, Nancy. -- Oakland, Ca: Instant Help Books, 2008. vi, 132 p. ; 26 cm + CD

This workbook presents activities to help an adolescent with nonverbal learning disorder, asperger's and other social skill problems understand and strengthen their social skills and achieve a level of social comfort. The activities help them recognise and use their unique strengths, read social cues, understand the unspoken rules behind how people relate to each other, and improve their social skills to make friends. It includes a CD with printable client worksheets.

CC 375.3 COO [P15713;P13417]








Socially ADDept : teaching social skills to children with ADHD, LD and Asperger's / Giller, Janet Z. -- San Francisco, Ca: Jossey-Bass, 2011. xvi, 208 p. ; 28 cm.

This book aims to provide an easy to follow programme for parents and educators to teach children with special needs the hidden rules of social behaviour. The approach can help children comprehend and use appropriate body language; handle teasing; increase self-awareness; increase respect for others; understand the rules of friendship; and handle anger appropriately. It is designed to be used with children aged eight to thirteen.

CC 305.2313 GIL [P13536]








Socially curious, curiously social : a social thinking guidebook for bright teens and young adults / Winner, Michelle Garcia; Crooke, Pamela. -- San Jose, Ca;Great Barrington, Ma: Think Social Publishing;The North River Press, 2011. xxi, 210 p. ; 23 cm.

This guidebook is written for teens and young adults to learn how the social mind is expected to work in order to effectively relate to others at school, at work, in the community and even at home. It redefines what it means to "be social" and is written in the language of teens to discuss what really goes on inside the minds of people as they share space together. There are practical strategies to help the reader with "social thinking" to figure out texting, dating, lies, everyday and levels of friendship, and the many and varied emotions they feel as they relate to others. Parents, educators and therapists may also consider it a valuable resource to help young adults navigate social interactions.

CC 362.7 WIN [P14427]








Socially speaking: A pragmatic social skills programme for pupils with mild to moderate learning disabilities. / Schroeder, Alison. -- Wisbech: LDA, 1996. 149p.:ill.

This clearly written program outlines practical activities to assist in developing social skills with children with intellectual disabilities. It encourages effective social interaction and aims to improve self-esteem, listening skills, expressive language and problem solving.

CC 305.2313 SCH [P06161]








The socially speaking game / Schroeder, Alison. -- Cambridge: LDA (Learning Development Aids) 2003. 1 game (1 gameboard, 100 question cards, 6 playing pieces, 24 coloured rings, 1 die, teacher's notes booklet) ; in box, 23 x 32 x 5 cm.

The Socially Speaking Game teaches and reinforces important social skills using a variety of role-playing and problem-solving activities. Socially Speaking cards allow students to discuss social situations, emotions, and appropriate behaviours, such as greeting, turn-taking, eye contact, listening, compliments, emotions, telephoning others, using your voice effectively and developing and maintaining friendships.

CC 305.2313 [P15901]








Some interpersonal social skill objectives and teaching strategies for people with autism / Dalrymple, Nancy. / INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES. -- Bloomington, Ind.: Indiana Resource Center for Autism, 1992. 31p

The complexities of social interaction make success difficult for a person with autism. This brief guide attempts to show how to create some structure and certainty and teach rules and routines that can be used in a variety of settings. Specific lesson plans are given.

SC/AUT DAL [P08647]








Staying in the game: providing social opportunities for children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities / Loomis, James W. -- Shawnee Mission, Kan.: Autism Asperger Pub. Co. 2008. xvii, 157 p. ; 23 cm.

This is a practical resource to aid parents and professionals to implement strategies for children and teenagers to practice social skills in a variety of settings. It provides critical information that describes how to provide generalization of social skills to everyday experience.

SC/AUT LOO [P12676]








Strategies for developing empathy in children / Acaster, Desa. -- Blackburn, Vic.: Empathy Play, 2000. 23 p.

A guide for teachers and parents on enhancing positive behaviour and reducing negative behaviours. The strategies suggested include expressing feelings, recognising the feelings of others, empathic communication and perspective taking (the ability to recognise another person's feelings and behaviours). A set of empathy play cards, which may be photocopied, are included at the back of the book to encourage children to talk about their feelings and to encourage empathy with others.

CC 305.2314 ACA [P10653]








Strength cards for kids / Deal, Russell. -- Bendigo, Vic.: St Luke's Innovative Resources, 2005. 1 booklet + 40 cards

Strength affirming cards that can be used by children and adults to improve self esteem, resolve conflict and to understand and accept differences in people. The cards can be used by individuals or in a group as an icebreaker and for team building.

HS 305.2312 DEA [P11819]








Superflex : a superhero social thinking curriculum package.Superflex takes on Rock Brain and the Team of Unthinkables : a new beginning / Madrigal, Stephanie; Winner, Michelle Garcia. -- San Jose, Ca: Think Social Publishing, 2008. 2 v.(107 p., 21 p. ; 28 cm.) + CD-ROM

This package offers parents, educators and therapists fun and motivating ideas to help students with social and communication difficulties develop and awareness of their own social thinking and behaviours, then learn self-regulation strategies across a range of these behaviours. It is aimed at children from 7-11 years and especially designed for high functioning children with autism spectrum disorders, ADHD and other social or learning challanges. The Social Thinking Curriculum is accompanied by the comic book Superflex takes on Rock Brain and the Team of Unthinkables : a new beginning designed to introduce the concepts of superflexible thinking, rock brain thinking and strategies for flexible thinking. The CD includes worksheets, awards and handouts.

CC 305.2313 MAD [P15931]










Superflex takes on Brain Eater and the Team of Unthinkables / Madrigal, Stephanie; Winner, Michelle Garcia. -- San Jose, Ca: Think Social Publishing, 2012. ix, 78 p. ; 22cm. + CD-ROM

In this comic book for children, Superflex helps Aiden overcome the Unthinkable, Brain Eater, who distracts people and makes it hard for them to focus on what they are supposed to be doing. Aimed at children 5-11 years and especially designed for high functioning children with autism spectrum disorders, ADHD and other social or learning difficulties. CD includes support documents.

CC 305.2313 MAD [P15934]










Superflex takes on Glassman and the Team of Unthinkables / Madrigal, Stephanie; Winner, Michelle Garcia. -- San Jose, Ca: Think Social Publishing, 2009. vii, 68 p. ; 22 cm.

In this comic book for children, Superflex helps Aiden overcome the Unthinkable, Glassman, who causes kids to have oversized reactions to small things. Aimed at children 5-11 years and especially designed for high functioning children with autism spectrum disorders, ADHD and other social or learning difficulties.

CC 305.2313 MAD [P15935]










Superflex takes on One-Sided Sid, Un-Wonderer and the Team of Unthinkables / Winner, Michelle Garcia; Madrigal, Stephanie. -- San Jose, Ca: Think Social Publishing, 2013. ix, 74 p. ; 22 cm. + CD-ROM

In this comic book for children, Superflex helps Aiden overcome the Unthinkables, One-Sided Sid and Un-Wonderer, who work together to keep kids thinking and talking only about themselves and not others. Aimed at children 5-11 years and especially designed for high functioning children with autism spectrum disorders, ADHD and other social or learning difficulties. CD includes support documents.

CC 305.2313 WIN [P15932]










Talk and work it out / Meiners, Cheri J. -- Minneapolis, Minn.: Free Spirit Publishing, 2005. 35 p.

Written for children, this book teaches about peaceful conflict resolution. It encourages children to calm down, talk about the problem, listen to others, think about ways to solve the problem and find the best solution. Includes information and extension activities for parents and teachers.

CC 305.2313 MEI [P12101]








TalkAbility : people skills for verbal children on the autism spectrum - a guide for parents / Sussman, Fern. -- Toronto, Ont.: Hanen Centre, 2006. vi, 202 p.

Aimed at parents and caregivers, this book provides practical strategies that can be used to help young children gain the social skills and language abilities necessary for successful conversations and friendships. It also provides information on the best ways to interact with your child.

SC/AUT SUS [P12337]








Teaching social competence to youth and adults with developmental disabilities: a comprehensive program / Jackson, Donald A; Jackson, Nancy F; Bennett, Marcia L. -- Austin, Tex.: Pro-Ed, 1998. 205p

The book provides a comprehensive programme to teach social skills to people who as a result of developmental disabilities have had fewer opportunities to learn appropiate social behaviour.

CC 375.3 JAC [P08451]








Telling the truth / Donaghey, Reese. -- New York: Gareth Stevens Publishing, 2015. 23 p. ; 18 cm.

A book designed to help children understand the concept of honesty. Outlines in simple text what a lie is, why people might lie and why telling the truth is important.

CC 305.2313 DON [P15753]










Tobin learns to make friends / Murrell, Diane. -- Arlington, Tex.: Future Horizons, Inc. 2001. 31 p. ; 23 cm.

Written for children, this book is about Tobin a lonely red engine who cannot seem to make friends. With the help of his buddies he discovers there are little things he can do to be nicer and he soon finds himself surrounded by friends. Parents and teachers can use this book to teach friendship skills to children who find social interactions challenging. Important social lessons include sharing, being polite, taking turns, talking quietly and the importance of personal space.

CC 305.2313 MUR [P12814]










Understand and care / Meiners, Cheri J. -- Minneapolis, Minn.: Free Spirit Publishing, 2003. 35 p.

Written for children, this book helps to build empathy by demonstrating their own and other people's feelings such as sadness, happiness, anger. It explains how to show they care by listening to others and respecting their feelings. Includes information and extension activities for parents and teachers.

CC 305.2313 MEI [P12103]








The unwritten rules of social relationships / Grandin, Temple; Barron, Sean. -- Arlington, Tex.: Future Horizons, Inc. 2005. xvii, 398 p. ; 24 cm.

This is about decoding social mysteries through the unique perspectives of autism. In this book the authors use their colourful life stories and diverse experiences to explain the unwritten rules and patterns of social relationships. They create guidelines for living and working with others and illustrate their infinite applications, in even the most complex situations. Their insights are valuable to all those who have ever felt "outside the norm" in any situation when relating to people, as well as those within the autism spectrum. Helpful for teaching children and young adults social functioning skills.

SC/AUT GRA [P13597]








With open arms : creating school communities of support for kids with social challenges using circle of friends, extracurricular activities, and learning teams / Schlieder, Mary. -- Shawnee Mission, Kan.: Autism Asperger Pub. Co. 2007. 132 p.

Written to help students who struggle with social interactions, this manual provides step-by-step instructions on how to implement Circle of Friends, promote participation in extracurricular activities, and establish professional learning teams to create accepting peers and staff. It includes cases studies in an easy-to-read format, worksheets, study guides, activities, charts and checklists.

CC 305.2313 SCH [P12212]








Wonderful you : an alphabet of ways to say, "Well done!' / Fox, Mundy; Deal, Russell. -- Bendigo, Vic.: St Luke's Innovative Resources, 2005. 1 booklet + 26 cards

An alphabetical vocabulary building tool for children and adults on noticing strengths and giving compliments. This is a fun way to give praise and encouragement and help children extend their thinking skills through suggested games and activities.

HS 305.2312 FOX [P11817]








Writing social stories with Carol Gray / Gray, Carol. -- Arlington, Tex.: Future Horizons, Inc. 2007. 1 DVD (180 min.) + 1 Workbook (71 p. ; 28 cm.)

This DVD and accompanying workbook provide step-by-step training for writing effective Social Stories. These are a tool that uses carefully written sentences to describe a social situation to someone with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Carol Grey explains the elements that make Social Stories successful and teaches how to tailor the text to an individual's specific needs. It also shows how to implement a Social Story and gives do's and don'ts based on real life examples.

SC/AUT GRA [P13406;P14487]










You are a social detective : explaining social thinking to kids / Winner, Michelle Garcia; Crooke, Pamela. -- San Jose, Ca: Think Social Publishing, 2008. 58 p. ; 22 cm.

This book uses cartoons to convey the subtleties of "expected" and "unexpected" social behaviours. There are examples to allow children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to grasp the core concepts of Social Thinking. The text sets the stage for discussion and the many different concepts can be reviewed over and over again with students. Additional lessons for parents and teachers are included in this book.

CC 305.2313 WIN [P13499]