You are a Social Detective! - The Interactive CD
Autism Spectrum Quarterly magazine review by Jennifer Twachtman-Bassett.
Video Modeling: Using "Screen
Build Critical Social Skills (PDF)
Autism Asperger's Digest magazine article by Jennifer Jacobs and Laurie Jacobs.
DIY Video Modeling
ADVANCE magazine article on DIY video modeling by Jennifer Jacobs and Laurie Jacobs.
New Social Skills CD-ROM Gets Texas Preschooler Moving in the Right Direction
From the ages of one to three, Conner was acting out and throwing tantrums, and was well on his way to becoming his daycare's class bully. Early intervention, plus regular sessions with the Preschool Playtime series of CD-ROMs, resulted in quick and dramatic improvements in Conner's social skills.
A Preschooler Joins the World with a Little Help from His Friends
Three-year-old Christopher showed difficulties in comprehending and using speech appropriately, and was referred to a therapist. When the therapist encouraged the use of the Preschool Playtime CD-ROMs from Social Skill Builder, his mother Noreen was astonished and delighted with his rapid progress.
For Parents: Social Skills Assessment and Training Methods
Taking your child to a speech pathologist or psychologist for assessment is the first step to identifying social deficits and customizing a training program to fit your child's needs. This article gives parents a description of the typical assessment process and discusses a wide spectrum of social training techniques the practitioner may recommend for your child.
Priming Kids with ADHD for Interpersonal Success
Children with ADHD don't only face learning challenges; they frequently experience substantial social difficulties as well. Covering methods ranging from no-tech to high-tech, this article discusses techniques that have proven effective in teaching social skills to children with ADHD.
Development of Social Skills in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
It is notoriously difficult for children with ASD to acquire social skills that come to many of us naturally. This article presents the reasons why it's so critical that caregivers and educators not give up prematurely on their efforts to teach social skills to children with ASD.
Teaching Social Skills
Children with developmental disabilities have difficulty understanding basic interactions and the unspoken rules of social behavior. Fortunately, parents, educators and therapists can now choose from an array of effective tools that can significantly streamline the process of teaching social skills to children.
Facts about Autism Spectrum Disorder
With its causes and cures not yet fully understood, autism is a condition shrouded in mystery. This article presents a concise list of the established facts that scientists and educators have discovered about Autism Spectrum Disorders and the people who are afflicted by them.
Video Modeling Research Overview
Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder may have to cope with considerable deficits in social and communication skills and a tendency to exhibit inappropriate behaviors in social situations. Social Skill Builder computer software is built on the principle that children, particularly those with ASD, learn social skills best through video modeling--observing appropriate behaviors on a monitor and, through repetition, learning to model those behaviors in day-to-day, real-life situations.
Technology to Teach Social Skills to Students with Multiple High-Incidence
Results from a recent study, conducted by researchers from the University of Memphis, suggests that software tools can be effective in improving the social skills of students with multiple high-incidence disabilities, and concludes that "software packages, such as School Rules, may provide many opportunities for the development of social skills."
Software Boosts Test Scores
A 2004 study in Virginia public schools tested learning social skills in a traditional therapeutic setting against students who used Social Skill Builder software. The students using Social Skill Builder’s My School Day software gained 10 percent in every category of the Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales, including Communication, Daily Living Skills, Socialization and Adaptive Behavior.
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