Improves social skills by focusing on five important areas: positive and negative characteristics, verbal and nonverbal communication, getting along, and common interests. Game has 16 laminated game cards, 75 calling cards, facilitator’s instruction sheet, chips, and reproducible handouts meant to be used in clinics or classrooms.
These 25 illustrated stories are designed to show children the expected and unexpected ways to behave in a variety of typical school social situations. Detailed photos prompt children to take a closer look at dialog, body language, and nonverbal cues in both scenarios.
Anxiety is a problem often associated with poor social skills. Kids may be afraid of speaking up in class, taking tests, or interacting with others in the classroom or playground. Characters in the comic strips are shown dealing with anxiety in a “Wrong Way” and then in a more appropriate way. Detailed photos prompt children to take a closer look at dialog, body language, and nonverbal cues in both scenarios. Children will learn that interacting in certain ways may help them feel less anxious in social situations.
The teenage years are a time when being social is the #1 priority for kids. But for kids with Asperger’s, who have acute social challenges, these years can be the most difficult, confusing time in their lives. Enter J. D. Kraus, a young man who has been there, done that! He offers practical advice to his peers so they can get the most out of middle school and high school, both academically and socially. From sensory sensitivity to awkwardness, dating to driving, he tackles it all!