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Social Skills Training for Elementary Students on the Autism Spectrum

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Presented By: Jill McMullin

Presentation Overview
This presentation focuses on the elements of facilitating a social skills group for elementary students on the autism spectrum. A structured learning approach is used as the core teaching model, incorporating four teaching components:

  1. Didactic instruction / explanation of the skill steps;
  2. Modeling of the skill steps;
  3. Role-playing skills with feedback; and
  4. Practice in and outside the group.

Additional positive incentive supports to maintain the student’s attention and cooperation, including a First-Then chart with an accompanying choice board and a Token Economy chart for skills completed are discussed in this presentation as well.

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