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Review This book goes some way to address this challenge by outlining a ready-to-use Model Program of ten 60-minute structured sessions, plus13 supplemental sessions based on heavily researched literature. It is written in a user-friendly format, provides instruction and explanation for the group leader, plus handouts for both parents and teachers to encourage further generalisation of taught skills. The book has been designed for use by teachers and clinicians (such as speech and language therapists, psychologists.) It provides a brief overview of Asperger syndrome, discusses the social skills of deficit in AS and outlines the key components of a social skills group. As a guide for setting up a social skills group, the book works well. It highlights the key information necessary. The core and supplemental activities are well researched and the format is user-friendly. I would recommend this book particularly to practitioners in a non-specialist setting who are aiming to set up a social skills group for students with AS. -- Good Autism Practice This is for clinicians, teachers, parents and other professionals who want to improve the social skills of children and young people with Asperger syndrome. It provides an introduction to Asperger syndrome and teaching social skills, as well as treatment approaches. There is a wide range of lesson plans, which focus on greetings, facial expressions and conversational skills. -- Children Now Read more Review This book goes some way to address this challenge by outlining a ready-to-use Model Program of ten 60-minute structured sessions, plus13 supplemental sessions based on heavily researched literature. It is written in a user-friendly format, provides instruction and explanation for the group leader, plus handouts for both parents and teachers to encourage further generalisation of taught skills. The book has been designed for use by teachers and clinicians (such as speech and language therapists, psychologists.) It provides a brief overview of Asperger syndrome, discusses the social skills of deficit in AS and outlines the key components of a social skills group. As a guide for setting up a social skills group, the book works well. It highlights the key information necessary. The core and supplemental activities are well researched and the format is user-friendly. I would recommend this book particularly to practitioners in a non-specialist setting who are aiming to set up a social skills group for students with AS. (Good Autism Practice)This is for clinicians, teachers, parents and other professionals who want to improve the social skills of children and young people with Asperger syndrome. It provides an introduction to Asperger syndrome and teaching social skills, as well as treatment approaches. There is a wide range of lesson plans, which focus on greetings, facial expressions and conversational skills. (Children Now) Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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