ERIC Number: ED363072
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Some Social Communication Skill Objectives and Teaching Strategies for People with Autism. Revised. Social Series.
This booklet on teaching social communication skills to individuals with autism discusses selection of social communication objectives, selection of learning environments, and methods of teaching social communication skills. Sample social communication objectives are presented, with a rationale, lead-up activities, teaching procedures, associated objectives, plan for motivation, and precautions specified for each objective. Sample objectives include the use of "no," the use of "help," choosing leisure activities, using "Hi" and "Bye," polite speech, whispering to self, voice usage, various conversation skills, using names, talking to peers, talking about activities, answering the door, answering the telephone, and giving a compliment. The booklet concludes that learning and practicing these skills relies on structured social group teaching throughout a person's life, as well as reliable feedback and support from peers. (JDD)
Descriptors: Autism, Communication Skills, Elementary Secondary Education, Interpersonal Competence, Skill Development, Social Behavior, Student Educational Objectives, Teaching Methods
Indiana Resource Center for Autism, Indiana University, 2853 E. Tenth St., Bloomington, IN 47408-2601 ($2).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Indiana Resource Center for Autism.
Note: For related booklets, see EC 302 520-530. Revised from "Teaching Social and Leisure Skills to Youth with Autism" (1981).