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The Social Skills Picture Book :  Teaching Play, Emotion, and Communication to Children with Autism - Jed Baker

The Social Skills Picture Book

Teaching Play, Emotion, and Communication to Children with Autism

By: Jed Baker

Paperback Published: 1st January 2001
ISBN: 9781885477910
Number Of Pages: 197
For Ages: 8+ years old

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This book uses photographs of students engaging in a variety of real-life social situations. The realistic format plays to the visual strengths of children with ASD to teach appropriate social behaviors. Color photographs illustrate the “right way” and “wrong way” to approach each situation—and the positive/negative consequences of each.

An adult then explains each situation, asking questions such as, “What is happening here?“ Children can role-play skills until they are confident enough to practice them in real life interactions.

About the Author

Having earned his MA and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Albany, Dr. Jed Baker is a behavioral consultant for several New Jersey school districts where, nearly two decades ago, he organized a group to help children with social communication problems. That group expanded and ultimately became the Social Skills Training Project under Dr. Baker's directorship. Dr. Baker also presents lectures all over the world on social skills training, and is on the board of directors of the Asperger's Syndrome Education Network, Inc. (ASPEN). His work has been featured on ABC News and Nightline.

Brilliant book


Using for foster child lacking Social Skellus with Trauma Background.



Excellent resource!


This is an excellent resource! My child loves the photos, the social stories are very easy to follow and the different social skills in the book are very appropriate. Highly recommended!



The Social Skills Picture Book: Teaching Play, Emotion, and Communication to Children with Autism

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Table of Contents

Part One

The Nature of Autism

A brief look at Autism

The Importance of Using Visual Aids to Teach Children with Autism

Teaching Social Skills

Discrete Trial

Incidental Teaching

Cognitive Picture Rehearsal

What are Social Stories?

Structured Learning

About Social Skill Picture Stories

What are Social Skills Picture Stories?

Who Should Use Social Skills Picture Stories?

How to Use This Book

Initial Instruction

Should You Teach the “Wrong Way” to Enact a Skill?

Role-playing the Skills

Reviewing the Skill/Providing Corrective Feedback

Generalization of Skills

Making Your Own Social Skills Picture Stories

Things to Consider

Sample Steps for Other Skills


Part Two

Communication Related Skills

Don’t be a Space Invader

Listening Position

Interrupting I (help opening a jar)

Interrupting II (help with a zipper)

Interrupting III (asking peers for a toy)


Listening During a Conversation

Starting and Maintaining a Conversation (about the present)

Starting and Maintaining a Conversation (about the past)

Ending a conversation

Introducing yourself

Talking Briefly

Play-Related Skills

Asking to Play

Joining in Play



Turn Taking in Play

Playing a Game

Dealing with Losing

Emotion-Related Skills

Keeping Calm

Showing Understanding for Others’ Feelings

Accepting No for an Answer

Dealing with Mistakes

Trying Something New (fear of a new situation)

Dealing with Teasing

Trying when it’s Hard (dealing with hard or frustrating work)

ISBN: 9781885477910
ISBN-10: 1885477910
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 8+ years old
For Grades: 3 - 7
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 197
Published: 1st January 2001
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 27.31  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.66

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