The Parent-Led Social Skills Groups Book is a guide for parents of children who have an autism disorder or other developmental disability. It serves as a resource for parents to establish and... More > implement social skills groups for their children. This book provides parents with the tools necessary to create and lead groups, and assist their children in gaining needed social skills.
It presents how to start a group and various group mechanics to follow that help ensure group success. The appendix provides assessment documents that are used when beginning a group and tracking documents that can help chart each child’s success.
This book promotes the belief that parents are and should be change agents for their children and outlines the parent-led social skills group concept which provides a unique and powerful opportunity to both children and parents.< Less
This handbook presents the AutPlay Therapy treatment approach; a play therapy based approach to treating children and adolescents with autism disorders and other developmental disabilities. AutPlay... More > Therapy is a combination of behavioral and developmental approaches that is both therapist and parent-led and contains a parent training component.
AutPlay Therapy functions as a comprehensive model that assists children and adolescents in gaining needed skills and abilities in the areas of emotional regulation, social functioning, and connection.
This handbook thoroughly explains the AutPlay process including descriptions of several directive play therapy techniques to use with children and adolescents. Therapists and practitioners working with children and adolescents with autism issues will find AutPlay Therapy and this handbook an invaluable addition to their treatment approaches.< Less