Social skills training for children with Asperger syndrome and high-functioning autism

| November 16, 2011

Title: Social skills training for children with Asperger syndrome and high-functioning autism

Author: Susan Williams White

Publisher: Guilford Press

Call Number: HQ783 .W515 2011

From the Publisher: This practical, research-based guide provides a wealth of tools and strategies for implementing social skills training in school or clinical settings. Numerous case examples illustrate common social difficulties experienced by children with Asperger syndrome and high-functioning autism; the impact on peer relationships, school performance, and behavior; and how social skills training can help. Chapters delve into the nuts and bolts of teaching and reinforcing core skills in classroom, small-group, or individual contexts, emphasizing ways to tailor interventions to each individual’s needs.

About the Author: Susan Williams White, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Psychology at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), where she codirects the Virginia Tech Autism Clinic. She is also a clinical psychologist specializing in the treatment of people affected by neurodevelopmental disorders such as the autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Dr. White is currently conducting a treatment study, funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, on high-functioning adolescents with ASD who also struggle with anxiety. She has written extensively on assessment and treatment considerations for people with ASD and has a special interest in interventions for social deficits and co-occurring psychiatric problems, such as anxiety in individuals with ASD.

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