Teaching Social Skills: A Process

Social skills are integral to the education of students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) because they are so important to job success, academic success, independent living, and friendship. This week’s FREE tool is a simple table outlining the process for teaching social skills to students with ASD. The process follows a direct instruction model and includes steps such as establishing need, role-play, and evaluation. The tool comes from Volume I of the two-part set, “Social Skills for Students With Autism Spectrum Disorders and Other Developmental Disabilities.” This excellent resource contains 50 detailed lesson plans for teaching social skills on topics such as “What to Do if You Hurt Someone Else,” and “Taking Turns.” CEC’s Tool of the Week is a free resource designed to support you in your special education practice. Subscribe and it’ll be automatically delivered to your inbox!  Get your Tool of the Week.

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