for Students with Autism
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.