Social Relationships with Autism

by Tom Jacibons

Publisher: Amber Ink Publishing

Publication Date: September 04, 2015

ISBN: 9781310603891

Binding: Kobo eBook

Availability: eBook

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Social relationships involve so much more than just practicing good social skills. Adaptive social skills or adaptive living skills are simple for people with high-functioning autism but what is extremely challenging for folks who are mid to high functioning on the autism spectrum is understanding social thinking. Social thinking involves understanding body language, and reading a person's facial expressions to be able to fully understand the complete context of the conversation.

Social errors or mistakes can be made even when we have good social skills if we do not have good social thinking skills. Without social thinking skills people with autism often misread or misunderstand the context of the social situation. Tom shares how important he feels it is that children with autism are receiving social skills coaching that helps them learn how to read social context in all of their social relationships with their peers.

There are three components to social skills.

1 The social skill itself.

2 Social Thinking

3. Social Context

This book gives tips for teaching children and adults with autism about social thinking and social context.