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Introduction. 1. Social Skills Training Groups for Children with Asperger Syndrome. 2. Overview of Asperger Syndrome. 3. Assessment for Social Skills Training. Strategies for Teaching Social Skills. 5. Where to Provide Skills Training: The Classroom, Small Groups, or Play-Dates. 6. Behavior Management. 7. Promoting Generalization. 8. Skill Lessons and Activities. 9. Promoting Peer Acceptance Through Sensitivity Training and Incentive Programs. References.

About the Author

JED BAKER, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist with over 12 years' experience leading therapeutic groups with children, adults, and families. He is a behavioral consultant for several New Jersey School systems, providing social skills training for students with pervasive developmental disorders and learning disabilities. In addition, he writes, lectures, and provides training throughout the North East on social skills training for individuals with Asperger Syndrome and related pervasive developmental disorders.


"Jed Baker's long-awaited, much anticipated "how-to" manual is based on his enormously successful social skills training groups. The book covers everything from assessment and strategies for social skills training, to generalization of those skills, to behavior management, to the often-overlooked importance of promoting peer acceptance through sensitivity training ... This book is a MUST-READ and should be part of every parent and professional's AS resource library!"
- Lori Shery, president, and co-founder, Asperger Syndrome Education Network (ASPEN (R))

"This very user-friendly book provides a wealth of ready-to-use activities for both parents and educators."
- Diane Adreon, assoc dir., Center for Autism and Related Disabilities, University of Miami

"This book is an essential resource for professionals who want to increase all students' social and coping skills within individual and group sessions and in everyday life."
- Suzanne Buchanan, Psy.D., BCBA, and Jenna Miller, M.A.T., The New Jersey Center for Outreach and Services for the Autism Community (COSAC)

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