Quest Program Ii: Social Skills Curriculum For Middle School Students With Autism by Joellen CumpataQuest Program Ii: Social Skills Curriculum For Middle School Students With Autism by Joellen Cumpata

Quest Program Ii: Social Skills Curriculum For Middle School Students With Autism

byJoellen Cumpata, Susan Fell

Paperback | April 7, 2015

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Why start a social skills program? The question is not why, but why not? With inclusive education becoming the norm in schools nationwide, teachers often struggle to address students non-academic needs, but teachers need ready-to-use lessons that won't interfere with their curriculum. Quest Program II is a social skills program created to help middle school students with autism who struggle with social skills and pragmatic language. Developed by a school social worker and speech language pathologist, the program uses an intensive, proactive approach to teaching social skills, combining written instruction with games, activities, and student interaction. Six helpful units: School Survival Basics, Understanding and Managing Emotions, Communication Skills, Making Friends and Interacting with Peers, Personal Safety, Vocational Readiness can be implemented either chronologically or on their own. Evidence-based research supports the methods used and students have a great time learning-by-doing, through role-play and real-world experience. Parents are kept in the loop with email updates and evaluations. Everyone wins with this program! Best of all, the book includes a CD of printable worksheets, letters, forms, and more! QUEST Program II covers: Greetings, Paying Attention, Daily Hygiene, Asking for Help, Understanding Feelings, Getting Angry/Calming Down, Managing Stress, Starting a Conversation, Making and Keeping Friends, Gossiping, Bullying, and Teasing, Resisting Peer Pressure, Dating, Internet and E-mail Safety, and many more!
JoEllen Cumpata is currently a school-based Speech Language Pathologist (SLP). She was formerly a clinical supervisor at Michigan State University, teaching classes related to providing school-based speech and language services. JoEllen also served as a clinical SLP at Massachusetts General Hospital and Children's Hospital of Boston, w...
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Title:Quest Program Ii: Social Skills Curriculum For Middle School Students With AutismFormat:PaperbackDimensions:300 pages, 11 × 8.44 × 0.9 inPublished:April 7, 2015Publisher:Future HorizonsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1941765092

ISBN - 13:9781941765098

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Table of Contents

IntroductionUnit 1: School Survival BasicsGreetingsPaying AttentionDaily HygieneAsking for HelpCreating a Workspace and Completing Work Organizing Work and Using an Assignment BookUnit 2: Understanding and Managing EmotionUnderstanding FeelingsUncomfortable Feelings GettingAngry and Calming DownStress ManagementNegotiating with OthersProblem SolvingUnit 3: Communication SkillsNonverbal CommunicationStarting a ConversationKeeping a Conversation GoingEnding a ConversationJoining a Group ConversationExiting an Uncomfortable ConversationUnit 4: Making Friends and Interacting with PeersFriends are ImportantMaking and Keeping FriendsMaking Plans with FriendsUsing the TelephoneModestyRecognizing and Dealing with Gossiping, Bullying and TeasingResisting Peer PressureParticipating in After-School ActivitiesDatingUnit 5: Personal SafetyBeing Home AloneUsing the Telephone in an EmergencySmoke and Fire Alarm SafetyBeing Separated from My GroupInternet and E-Mail SafetyDriving with FriendsDrugs, Alcohol and Dangerous BehaviorUnit 6: Vocational ReadinessMy Skills and InterestsWorking for OthersCreating a Flier and Applying for a Summer JobAccepting Suggestions and Compliments from My Employer