Structured Learning

All learning can be structured. This category represents an approach to social skills instruction that uses a system of skills/strategies with the approach that by teaching students a variety of skills, they will be able to interact in a variety of ways. Many of the resources below contain activity plans, instructional methods and other supports for developing good instructional programs.
A quest for social skills for students with autism or asperger's : ready-to-use lessons with games, role-play activities, and more Cumpata, JoEllen.

Call Number: 371.92 Cumpata
ISBN: 1935274112
Pub. Info: Arlington, Tex. : Future Horizons, Inc., c2010.

Notes: With inclusive education becoming the norm in schools nationwide, teachers often struggle to address students' non-academic needs--but teachers need ready-to-use lessons that won't interfere with their curriculum. --
Developed by a school social worker and speech language pathologist, the program uses an intensive, proactive approach to teaching social skills, combining written instruction with games, activities, and student interaction. --
Six helpful units--School Survival Basics, Understanding and Managing Emotion, Communication Skills, Making Friends and Interacting with Peers, Personal Safety, Vocational Readiness--can be implemented either chronologically or on their own. --
Evidence-based research supports the methods used and students have a great time learning-by-doing, through role-play and real-world experience. Parents are kept in the loop with email updates and evaluations. Everyone wins with this program! --Book Jacket

Social skills training for children and adolescents with Asperger syndrome and social-communication problems Baker, Jed E.

616.8 982 Baker
ISBN: 9781931282208
Pub. Info: Shawnee Mission, Kansas : Autism Asperger Pub., c2003.
Notes: "Whether it's learning how long one can look at somebody; how to shift topics, despite one's desire to stick with that all-consuming special interest; how to say no to peer pressure; or dealing with sensitive topic Ð it's all here Ð and more. In this comprehensive and user-friendly book, the author translates years of experience working with students with Asperger Syndrome and social-communication difficulties. After brief introductory chapters on skills to target, instructional strategies, behavior management, promoting generalization, etc., as well as a special chapter by Brenda Smith Myles on relevant characteristics of autism spectrum disorders, the reader is presented with the essence of this must-have resource: 70 of the skills that most commonly cause difficulty for individuals with autism spectrum disorders and social-communication problems. The presentation of each skill consists of a reproducible skill handout, as well as activity sheets listing ways teachers and parents can demonstrate, practice, and reinforce the skill in the classroom and at home. A concluding chapter on promoting peer acceptance offers sensitivity training programs for both students of various age groups and school staff, making this a complete social skills training package for students of all ages."--Publisher's website.

Building social relationships : a systematic approach to teaching social skills to children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders and other social difficulties Bellini, Scott
Call Number: 618.928588 Bellin
ISBN: 9781931282949
Pub. Info: Shawnee Mission, KS : Austism Aspergers Publishing Company, c2006.

Social skills activities for secondary students with special needs Mannix, Darlene.

Call Number: 362.1968 Mannix
ISBN: 0470259361 (pbk.)
Pub. Info: San Francisco, CA : Jossey-Bass, c2009.
Target Audience: For use with grades 6-12.

Notes: "200 ready-to-use lessons and worksheets to help students learn social skills for home, school, work, and the community." - On cover.