ERIC Number: ED516001
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Socially ADDept: Teaching Social Skills to Children with ADHD, LD, and Asperger's, Revised Edition
Giler, Janet Z.
Jossey-Bass, An Imprint of Wiley
"Socially ADDept" helps educators and parents teach the hidden rules of social behavior to children with limited social skills, notably those with special needs like ADHD, learning disabilities, Asperger's and high-functioning autism, Tourette Syndrome, and nonverbal learning disabilities. The author provides all the information parents and professionals need to know to help kids learn social skills in simple, concise explanations. The book is divided into eight sections that educators can use as teaching units or parents can work through one week (or month) at a time. This book includes a way for children to see themselves and how their behavior looks to others. It deciphers the complex rules of nonverbal language into friendly, bite-sized morsels that kids can understand. It offers a field-tested collection of suggestions and strategies for parents and professionals who want to enhance a child's social competence. This book is divided into three parts. Part I, What Parents and Teachers Need to Know, contains the following chapters: (1) Why Children with Special Needs Struggle Socially; (2) Tips for Communicating with Children; (3) Setting Individual Goals and Giving Structured Feedback; and (4) Ways Parents Can Help. Part II, The Socially ADDept Lessons, contains the following lessons: (1) Friendship Skills and Setting Goals; (2) Being a Good Listener and Other Conversational Skills; (3) Verbal Conversational Skills; (4) Communicating Feelings Through Body Language; (5) Being "in Sync"--Understanding and Echoing Tone; (6) Recognizing Friendly Behavior; (7) Joining an Ongoing Group; (8) Dealing with Teasing; (9) Managing Anger; and (10) Children in Cyberspace: Old Rules, New Rules. Part III, Appendices, contains the following: (1) What Is ADHD?; (2) What Are Learning Disabilities?; and (3) What Is Asperger's Syndrome? Bibliography, resources and an index are also included.
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Nonverbal Communication, Social Behavior, Autism, Asperger Syndrome, Learning Disabilities, Nonverbal Learning, Special Needs Students, Interpersonal Competence, Special Education, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Parent Child Relationship, Communication Strategies, Friendship, Psychological Patterns, Communication Skills, Computer Use, Prosocial Behavior, Antisocial Behavior, Parent Role, Teacher Role, Records (Forms)
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Parents; Teachers
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