Social Skill Interventions for Students with Autism

Your Student With Autism

Autism Spectrum Disorder, or autism, is characterized by abnormalities in:

  • —social functioning
  • —language and communication
  • —rigid behaviors and/or restricted interests
Social Impairments
  • —Lack of social and emotional reciprocity
  • —Unusual behaviors such as a-typical facial expressions, eye contact, body postures, and gestures to regulate social interaction
  • —Lack of interest and/or difficulty relating to others; especially children
  • —Difficulties in imitating others and engaging in make believe play
  • —Social expressiveness and sensitivity to social cues
  • —Recognition of complex emotions and mental states
  • —Difficulty integrating the social, communicative, and emotional behaviors required when meeting a familiar person
  • —Impairments in Joint Attention (the ability to coordinate attention to a social partner and an object or event of mutual interest)

(Mash & Wolfe 2007)

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