Tag Archives: Social Skills

Students’ Social Skills Flourish Best in Groups with Similar Skill Levels

[Source: Science Daily] Research shows that the behavior of the people you most spend time with can affect your own behavior, for better or worse. Now, researchers at the University of Missouri have found that children who need assistance improving … Continue reading

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Reviews: Best Social Stories

[Source: My Asperger’s Child] Social stories are written with the purpose of teaching a youngster specific behavior patterns. They have often been used to help kids on the autism spectrum to learn social skills and behavior management. Here are our … Continue reading

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Key Social Reward Circuit in the Brain Impaired in Kids with Autism

[Source: Science Daily] Children with autism have structural and functional abnormalities in the brain circuit that normally makes social interaction feel rewarding, according to a new study from the Stanford University School of Medicine. The study, which will be published … Continue reading

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Pediatric Therapy Find of the Week: The Incredible Moodbear

Editor’s Note:   We featured this a few years ago, but thought it was time to share it again! I love this! It’s the cutest little thing to put on your desk… Or have the kids make themselves! Maybe you could … Continue reading

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Autism Corner: Social Communication Skills and Autism

[Source: Best Practice Autism] The DSM-5 diagnostic criteria for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) include persistent deficits in social communication and social interaction across multiple contexts. Poor pragmatic/social use of language or impairment in the ability to understand and use language … Continue reading

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