Social Skills

for Students with Autism

Teachers need Help

1 in 88 kids has Autism (CDC, 2008)

78% increase over the past decade

Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are a group of developmental disabilities that can cause significant social, communication and behavioral challenges.

Why teach social interaction skills?

Social interaction skills are critical to successful social, emotional and cognitive development. Lack of social skills may contribute to more detrimental outcomes, such as social failure and peer rejection, possibly leading to anxiety, depression and substance abuse.

This learning opportunity will focus on the following:

  • characteristics of social skills deficits for students with autism
  • social skills assessment methods
  • research-based social skills interventions
  • and resources to assist in supporting social skills instruction.

Emphasis will be on aligning interventions with assessment information. Experience with implementing interventions will be embedded within the course.

Offered in All Three Regions

Cedar Falls - Clear Lake - Marshalltown

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Go to AEA267 - Professional Development to sign up for course #4747

Available for Licensure Renewal Credit