Conversations by Carol Gray - This book explains Comic Strip Conversation, which
can reveal the perspective of autistic people. A Comic Strip Conversation
incorporates the use of simple drawings, symbols and color to illustrate
relevant details, ideas and abstract concepts in selected conversations.
It systematically identifies what people say, do and think and uses color to
identify the motivation (emotion) behind verbal statements. Available from
* The Original Social Story Book; New Social Stories by Carol Gray - These
books contain social stories, which are reassuring ways to explain social
behavior to autistic people. A social story is a short story written in a
specific style and format. Each social story describes a situation or
skill in terms of relevant social cues and common responses. Available
from Future Horizons. Her books are published by Future Horizons (and if you
call them and explain your child, their pretty adept at determining which social
story book is more helpful): 720 North Fielder, Arlington, TX 76012,
(800) 489-0727 Now if you have specific questions on their
implementation or really tough issues, you can contact Carol Gray: Jenison
Public Schools, 8375 20th, Jenison MI 49428 (616) 457-8955. If
you have written you're first one or have a difficult one to write and need
editing, you can fax them to (616) 457-8442 (include your phone number so she
can call you back). She carries them around with her so if a meeting
starts late or she's on an airplane, she'll read through her stack. You
can also call her office to see where the nearest workshop is being held.
Stephen M. Edelson, Ph.D. Center for the Study of Autism, Salem, Oregon has a
social stories webpage
Developing Recreation Skills - a book on my list to read soon! It also
has a great breakdown of how different issues effect a person who's trying to
learn/do a hobby.
Skillstreaming by various authors - The
series of books designed for early education, elementary school and adolescents
lists skill steps to help develop social behaviors for the given age group.
Available from Thinking Publications.
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