Ch 17: Social Competencies for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

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Explore fun lessons from home or on-the-go to improve your knowledge of different social competencies for students with autism spectrum disorder. Take the quiz accompanying each lesson to check your comprehension of these competencies and gauge your readiness to take and excel on a test.

Social Competencies for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder - Chapter Summary

Boost your understanding of social competencies for students with autism spectrum disorder using our entertaining lessons. Created by expert instructors, these lessons closely examine group activities for kids with autism, self-monitoring in the classroom, how to teach self-advocacy to students and more. After completing this chapter, you should be ready to:

  • List and describe the measures of affective, social and emotional functioning
  • Outline the development of social skills in children
  • Discuss the basics of social skills training for students with autism
  • Share strategies for teaching self-control activities
  • Identify and discuss self-awareness activities for students
  • Offer tips educators can use to help develop student self-esteem in special education
  • Provide strategies for teaching self-management and executive functioning skills to students with autism

Feel free to review one, several or all lessons in this chapter based on your specific study needs. All lessons are accessible 24/7 and can be viewed using any computer or mobile device. Multiple-choice quizzes and a practice exam enable you to test your knowledge of social competencies for students with autism spectrum disorder. Our Dashboard tracks your progress through this chapter and lets you submit your lesson topic questions to our experts.

11 Lessons in Chapter 17: Social Competencies for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder
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Measures of Affective, Social & Emotional Functioning

1. Measures of Affective, Social & Emotional Functioning

In this lesson, we will discuss the primary indicators of a functioning affect by examining social and emotional competence, as well as behavioral problems and issues with self-regulation. We will also explore some practical ways to measure these elements of affective function.

What Are Social Skills in Children? - Development, Definition & Teaching Techniques

2. What Are Social Skills in Children? - Development, Definition & Teaching Techniques

In this lesson, we will define social skills and their development during childhood years. We will also go over why social skills are so important for children, and what strategies are used to teach them.

Social Skills Training for Students with Autism

3. Social Skills Training for Students with Autism

This lesson provides an overview of some of the social skill and interpersonal communication difficulties that students with Autism Spectrum Disorders face. It also provides some classroom scenarios of how teachers can help lessen these difficulties and directly teach social skills.

Group Activities for Kids with Autism

4. Group Activities for Kids with Autism

Group activities can help forge relationships among autistic children, allowing them to develop social skills more readily. Engaging a child with autism can be challenging, but in this lesson we will learn some strategies for making it easier.

Teaching Self-Control Activities

5. Teaching Self-Control Activities

For very young students, exercising self-control can be a very difficult task. Therefore, as a teacher, you should take some time to help your students learn about self-control and practice this very important skill.

What is Self-Monitoring in the Classroom?

6. What is Self-Monitoring in the Classroom?

Effective educators know that a successful student is one who is independent and self-directed in both behavior and learning. In this lesson, we will explore what it means to self-monitor in the classroom for both behavior and learning improvements.

Self-Awareness Activities for Students

7. Self-Awareness Activities for Students

Improving students' self-awareness is an important job for any teacher. This lesson will provide several classroom activities for helping students develop and maintain self-awareness.

Developing Student Self-Esteem in Special Education

8. Developing Student Self-Esteem in Special Education

If you teach special education, this lesson will be very beneficial. We will go over why you should help develop self-esteem in your students, and ways you can go about doing it. Read on to learn more.

Teaching Self-Advocacy to Students: Definition & Skills

9. Teaching Self-Advocacy to Students: Definition & Skills

Teaching students to advocate for themselves and their needs as learners is one of the most beneficial things you can do for them. This lesson helps you understand what self-advocacy is and how you can teach it to students.

Teaching Self-Management Skills to Students with Autism

10. Teaching Self-Management Skills to Students with Autism

Becoming more independent is critical for all students, but it's particularly difficult for those with autism. This lesson will explore some of the benefits and suggestions for teaching self-management skills to students on the autism spectrum.

Teaching Executive Functioning Skills to Students with Autism

11. Teaching Executive Functioning Skills to Students with Autism

This lesson describes what executive functioning skills are and why students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have trouble with them. Also included are strategies and examples for teaching these skills to students with ASD.

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