Issue #41: Strategies for Social Skills for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder
The August issue of NASET's Educating Children with Severe Disabilities series will cover the following topic:
Strategies for Social Skills for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
One of the most important areas for intervention for children with autism will be in the area of social skills development. Most students with ASD would like to be part of the social world around them. They have a need to interact socially and be involved with others. However, one of the defining characteristics of ASD is impairment in social interactions and social skills. Students with ASD have not automatically learned the rules of interaction with others, and they are unable to follow these unwritten rules of social behavior. This article will focus on this very important and relevant issue.
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