social skills of a kid with autism

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  1. TeacherAndreaR

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    How can the social skills of a kid with autism be developed? Or is it better to improve on the other aspects or strengths of the kid?
     
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    Is this a class assignment? We usually don't like to do homework for students. One thing you could do is to use the Search feature (see top of page). Search for threads containing the word 'autism' and see what kinds of discussions have taken place. You'll find information which you can include as you form your own perspective.
     
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    Modeling, role-playing, social stories, and direct conversations about what is/is not appropriate. Visual cues (like in the form of a chart of what to do/not to do) are usually helpful too.
     
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    Someone else on the forums recently 'introduced' lmgtfy...it made me laugh when I saw it too...:D?..but I'm sure the link will lead to helpful info.
     
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    When I clicked it, I was thinking "if this is a link to google or lmgtfy, I will laugh"

    And when it was, I actually did laugh out loud.
     
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    I think it was very rude. Isn't that what we all come here for, advice?
     
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    I agree. I know I get upset when people get snarky with me. I remember being in beginning education courses and sometimes running across a topic that was some buzz word I knew nothing about. I would google it and get contradictory results. Having no background knowledge, I had no way to know which was the more commonly accepted method, so I'd ask teachers I knew online (back in the livejournal and listserve days.) Sometimes it's better to have the opinion of someone with some experience.
     
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    Thank You MissCeliaB! I am just new to the field of special education and insights of people in this specialization would really help me.. just wish others would treat it seriously.. Thank you for your concern..
     
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    Yeah, but a bit of snarkiness is entertaining from time to time.
     
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    If you follow the link, it leads to really good websites where the OP can find good information for his/her homework assignment. Sometimes it's just a matter of choosing the right key words when conducting a search.
     
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    is the use of PECS helpful too?
     

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