Social Skills Training for Children on the Autism Spectrum
November 3, 2011
By Autism Society
There is no one method to teach social skills that works for all students all the time. However, evidence shows that many approaches can be effective.
As clinicians and researchers learn from each other, there has emerged a trend towards lending the structured modeling and promoting strategies of behavioral and cognitive-behavioral approaches with aspects of the relations-based approaches that stress the importance of respecting the child’s preferences in order to build intrinsic motivation. Too often in the past, the field appeared unnecessarily split between those advocating extrinsic rewards and those stressing the importance of building intrinsic motivation.
Some of the major approaches to skills training can be categorized into three types. Read more of this article here.
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