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Comic Strip Conversations

Carol Gray

A comic strip conversation incorporates the use of simple drawings to illustrate the interaction which comprises the quick exchange of information conversation entails. It is an effective tool for parents and professionals working with students with autism and other developmental disabilities because it creates a visual component to an abstract subject they find complex and often perplexing. Comic Strip Conversations identifies what people say and do, emphasizing also what people may be thinking.

22x28cm  39 pages  $18.00  

My Social Stories Book

Gray & White

Written for children aged 2-6 the social story approach has become established over the last decade as a highly effective way of teaching social and life skills to children on the autism spectrum. In short narratives, the stories show children step-by-step through basic activities such as cleaning teeth, having a bath and getting used to new clothes. They also help children to understand different experiences such as going to school, shopping and visiting the doctor.

25x17cm  141 pages  $31.95  

New Social Story Book 15th

Over 180 Social Stories that teach everyday social skills to Children and Young Adults with Autism or Asperger's Syndrome, and their Peers

Carol Gray

Since the early 90s, Carol Gray's world-famous Social Stories have helped thousands of children with autism spectrum disorders. This 15th Anniversary Edition of her best-selling book offers ready-to-use stories that parents and educators have depended on for years, and new sections added are: How to most effectively use and apply the stories; How to improve the lives of younger children; and Social Stories for teens and adults with autism. Developed through years of experience, these strategically written stories explain social situations in ways children and adults with autism understand, while teaching social skills needed for them to be successful at home, school, work, and in the community.

26x21cm  335 pages  $72.00  

Revealing the Hidden Social Code

Social StoriesTM for People with Autistic Spectrum Disorders

Marie Howley and Eileen Arnold forward by Car

The authors explain the key elements of Social StoriesTM, review the guidelines for writing them, and help writers to structure and develop their stories. They provide detailed guidance and encouragement for the different stages of what is often a challenging process, offering advice on presentation and suggestions for using the approach to enhance other strategies. Revealing the Hidden Social Code is essential reading for any professional, parent or carer wanting to employ Social StoriesTM to address the kinds of social challenges commonly experienced by people with ASDs.

22x15cm  160 pages  $38.95  

Social Narratives

A Story Intervention for Children with Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities
Includes 27 sample social narratives

Sonia Morris

Social Narratives are a simple, evidence-based intervention for helping children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and other developmental delays to improve their social behaviour. Packed with sample stories, this easy-to-use, practical guide shows how to create and use personalised Social Narratives with children aged 4+.
Drawing on autism theory and extensive, up-to-date research, the author provides clear guidelines for writing and using Social Narratives. The book covers details such as using literal language, incorporating the interests of the child, including comprehension questions and the importance of including pictures. Readers will benefit from the extensive advice on presentation and implementation, as well as from explanations of the rationale behind each step. Ready-to-use sample stories are also included, and are useful examples of how Social Narratives can be used in practice.
Perfect for improving social behaviour in children with ASD, this book will be a valuable resource for teachers, speech and language therapists, occupational therapists and educational psychologists, as well as parents.

23x15cm  151 pages  $47.95  

Social Skills for Teenagers and Adults with Asperger's Syndrome

A Practical Guide to Day-To-Day Life

Nancy Patrick

This resource provides practical strategies for helping teenagers and adults with Asperger Syndrome to navigate social skills, friendships and relationships at home and in the community. The author offers advice and useful strategies for tackling day-to-day problems such as visits to the dentist or the doctor, searching for a job, sorting out personal finances, going on vacation, and dealing with public transport, as well as more intimate topics such as dating and acquiring and maintaining friendships. The chapters are structured around real-life scenarios and the challenges they present, followed by step-by-step solutions and suggestions. A final section provides a set of practical self-help tools, which encourage the reader to note down answers to the questions posed and record personal reflections

23x15cm  208 pages  $37.00  

Taking Care of Myself

A Hygiene, Puberty, and Personal Curriculum for Young People with Autism

Mary Wrobel

Puberty can be especially tough when young people have autism or other special needs. Through simple stories similar to Carol Gray’s Social Stories, author Mary Wrobel teaches caregivers exactly what to say and not say, and shows how you can create helpful stories of your own. Mary addresses hygiene, modesty, body growth and development, menstruation, touching, personal safety, and more. Young students can benefit from self-care skills such as using the toilet, brushing teeth, and washing hands. Parents and teachers should begin teaching these necessary skills as early as possible, even from ages 3-5. The ultimate goal is to maximize the child’s potential for independence and lifelong social success.

28x19cm  250 pages  $44.95