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Social Detective Beginner App!

Social Skill Builder is proud to announce the release of the Social Detective Beginner App! This is a collaborative effort between Social Skill Builder and Social Thinking based on the book "You are a Social Detective" by Pamela Crook and Michelle Winner. The app is a small slice of the…

Get Ready for Summer Camp!

Like it or not summer is right around the corner... and the age old question is lurking in the back of your mind: "What are we going to do this summer?" Kids are off school, therapy schedules may have relaxed... allowing you some extra time to plan something special for…

How do I handle my emotions in school?

Whether it is during transition times, a conflict with a teacher or peer or just general disappointments that come with each school day, students' social and emotional education needs to be addressed to create a healthier school climate and greater academic achievement. Many classrooms are affected by the following situation:…

How does Executive Functioning Play a Role During Social Interaction?

Executive functioning might be a new word to many of us focusing on social interaction with a child with special needs. However, the understanding of this word could mean the difference between successful social moments and the utter dread of interactions in the future for many students. Executive functioning includes…

Getting Organized! Social Skill Videos Always Accessible

"Organization isn't about perfection; it's about efficiency, reducing stress and clutter, saving time and money and improving your overall quality of life." –Christina Scalise It seems every January I focus on getting organized. Whether it is cleaning out closets or managing my workspace I am always trying to simplify; which…

Summer Play Date Success!

Summer.. oh where does the time go? All year we look forward to all the time we are going to have off and before you know it – summer is ½ or ¾ over! Well it is not over yet.. so you still have time to work on your child's…

Transition from Elementary to Middle School for Students on the Autism Spectrum-Use the Summer to Get Them Ready!

Remember the saying the only thing that stays constant in life is change? Sometimes change can be new and exciting, however, when it comes to changing from elementary to middle school, parents with children on the autism spectrum feel anything but excited. Being aware of the different domains where changes…

Teaching Social Interaction Skills to Teen Girls with ASD

For most children, navigating the teen years and the complex and sometimes frustrating social situations of daily life can be particularly difficult. For teens with with ASD, it can be particularly stressful. The teenage years are a time when being social is the "number 1" priority for kids, particularly for…

Summer Fun – Activities for Children with ASD

Summer is just around the corner and its time to start thinking about what activities you can plan to keep your child engaged and interested during the Summer months. Taking advantage of the weather can provide an excellent opportunity to explore together. Go on a nature walk and collect the…

Teaching Inference and Prediction to Children with ASD

The ability to infer or to draw conclusions given partial information is a cornerstone of our reasoning process. Predicting the outcome of peer behavior in social situations as well as inferring conclusions based on clues within social interactions can be very difficult for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Most…