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The Social Skills Picture Book


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Table of Contents

  • Part One

  • The Nature of Autism
  • A brief look at Autism
  • The Importance of Using Visual Aids to Teach Children with Autism
  • Teaching Social Skills
  • Discrete Trial
  • Incidental Teaching
  • Cognitive Picture Rehearsal
  • What are Social Stories?
  • Structured Learning
  • About Social Skill Picture Stories
  • What are Social Skills Picture Stories?
  • Who Should Use Social Skills Picture Stories?
  • How to Use This Book
  • Initial Instruction
  • Should You Teach the “Wrong Way” to Enact a Skill?
  • Role-playing the Skills
  • Reviewing the Skill/Providing Corrective Feedback
  • Generalization of Skills
  • Making Your Own Social Skills Picture Stories
  • Things to Consider
  • Sample Steps for Other Skills
  • References

  • Part Two
  • Communication Related Skills
  • Don’t be a Space Invader
  • Listening Position
  • Interrupting I (help opening a jar)
  • Interrupting II (help with a zipper)
  • Interrupting III (asking peers for a toy)
  • Greetings
  • Listening During a Conversation
  • Starting and Maintaining a Conversation (about the present)
    Starting and Maintaining a Conversation (about the past)
  • Ending a conversation
  • Introducing yourself
  • Talking Briefly
  • Play-Related Skills
  • Asking to Play
  • Joining in Play
  • Sharing
  • Compromising
  • Turn Taking in Play
  • Playing a Game
  • Dealing with Losing
  • Emotion-Related Skills
  • Keeping Calm
  • Showing Understanding for Others’ Feelings
  • Accepting No for an Answer
  • Dealing with Mistakes
  • Trying Something New (fear of a new situation)
  • Dealing with Teasing
  • Trying when it’s Hard (dealing with hard or frustrating work)

About the Author

Having earned his MA and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Albany, Dr. Jed Baker is a behavioral consultant for several New Jersey school districts where, nearly two decades ago, he organized a group to help children with social communication problems. That group expanded and ultimately became the Social Skills Training Project under Dr. Baker's directorship. Dr. Baker also presents lectures all over the world on social skills training, and is on the board of directors of the Asperger's Syndrome Education Network, Inc. (ASPEN). His work has been featured on ABC News and Nightline.

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