Teaching Social Skills to Individuals Diagnosed with Autism
In this course, the presenter will first define social skills. Several behavior analytic techniques used to teach social skills will be presented, and in addition, research studies that examine the effectiveness of these techniques will be discussed. In the second part of the presentation, Skinner’s analysis of verbal behavior will be applied to teaching social “verbal” behavior. Techniques used to teach metaphorical tact extension and autoclitic to individuals diagnosed with autism will also be presented.
Course Length: 118 Minutes
Course Credit: 2 CEU
- Attendees will be able to define social skills.
- Attendees will be able to describe steps necessary to organize a social skills group for individuals diagnosed with autism.
- Attendees will be able to define additional methods, such as correspondence checks and role play, when using social stories to teach social skills.
- Attendees will be able to define tacts, generic tact extension, metaphorical tact extension, and ways to teach metaphorical tact extension.
- Attendees will be able to define descriptive autoclitics, give at least three examples of autoclitics, and identify three effective ways to teach autoclitics to individuals with autism.
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