Social Skills Training for Children on the Spectrum

Yes, you can teach social skills to children with autism

Surprised? Just like every other skill that your child with autism will learn, you will have to think outside the box, work at their developmental level and make it a habit regularly. Those three things will guarantee success with social skills training.

Thinking outside the box simply means you can’t just throw your child into a social situation and hope for the best.  What I have found to be a recipe for success here in Autismland, is to have a working list of skills Logan needs to work on as well as his current developmental level.  This enables me to know what outings we need to have that month to work on specific skills. Yes, I schedule social skill outings into our calendar each week. Social skills training is treated as one of our homeschool subjects.  I can not expect success if I do not give him the proper training. 

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The Special Needs bundle you CANNOT afford to miss!

Guess what is the number 1 seller this year at BYB2018?

UPDATE! The bundle is coming back for a super short flash sale! Go sign up for a notification for when it starts!

Technically, it’s the mystery bundle. That tells me you are curious folks!  However, of the bundles into which people can look  BEFORE they buy, guess which of THOSE bundles are number 1?… the Special Needs Bundle!

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Friday Freebie: Making Faces

Making Faces sample worksheets

Today’s Friday Freebie is a sample version of my newest 35-page printable packet Making Faces.  Making faces is a printable set of worksheets whose aim is to help children manage and identify emotions in themselves and in others.

 

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29 of the best social skills books to read to encourage development

Looking for social skills books to read with your kids?

Social skills books that highlight healthy friendships and positive social skills traits are a great (and super easy) way to work on social skills development with your kids.  Whether you homeschool or not, whether or not they have special needs, all kids should be intentionally taught pro-social behaviors and social skills!

If you need social skills worksheets and activities to add, stop by the store.  Otherwise, just read on for 29 great social skills books for children young and old!

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Can homeschooling help my kids get along better?

Will my kids get along better if we homeschool?

Or are they destined for constant squabbles because they’ll be sick of being around each other all day?  Will my kids get along?  This was my number one fear.  Or maybe one of my several number one fears…   Was there anything I could do to help my kids get along?!

It started at day one.  The day I brought baby D home from the hospital, K took a nice sized chunk out of D’s rosy little cheek.  Now, I think I know a bit more about what was at the root and will share that in just a bit.

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