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Articles that focus on basic social interaction, guidance on ways to help people on the spectrum connect with other people (especially making friends), sharing interests, understanding social cues, reactions, nonverbal cues, other people’s feelings, body language, facial expressions.

4 Simple Steps to Help Your Child PREP for Social Success

4 Simple Steps to Help Your Child PREP for Social Success

We have been working with families of children with autism for many years.  A common concern among parents is their child’s difficulty with social interaction. This leads to problems at home, school, and in the community.  We saw a need for an easy-to-remember method parents could use to help their children improve social functioning.  We… Continue Reading

5 Simple Ways to Help Your Child with ASD Cope with Crowded Events

5 Simple Ways to Help Your Child with ASD Cope with Crowded Events

Welcome back to Social Skills Corner. For the July issue, we are going to describe ways you can help your child manage crowded events in general and July 4th celebrations, specifically.  We will begin with an example of what can occur if you and your family try to attend large events without adequate preparation. Mary… Continue Reading

How to Help Your Child Develop Social Skills Through Cooperative Play

How to Help Your Child Develop Social Skills Through Cooperative Play

Socializing forms a big part of our everyday lives. From exchanging polite conversation with strangers to cementing lasting relationships with our family and friends, the ability to talk and engage with our peers is an incredibly useful skill to have. But for those with autism, being social doesn’t always come naturally. Children usually pick up… Continue Reading

5 Things You Need to Know About Social Skills

5 Things You Need to Know About Social Skills

Welcome to Social Skills Corner.  We have been working with families for many years.  Parents frequently express concerns about their children not having friends or not knowing how to interact with other people either individually or in groups.  We want you to be able to help your child to make friends and improve social interactions… Continue Reading

PREP for Social Success: A Guide for Parents of Children with Autism

PREP for Social Success: A Guide for Parents of Children with Autism

Jamie Carter, Ph.D. and Ahna O’Shaughnessy, M.A. have developed a  four step program  to help parents  teach their children  diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)  how to improve social skills and emotion management.  Their book, PREP for Social Success: A Guide for Parents of Children with Autism, is available exclusively through Amazon Kindle. Parents… Continue Reading