Building Social Relationships - Textbook
Social relationships are key to school and life success!
Autism Society of America's Outstanding Literary Award Winner!
The textbook, Building Social Relationships: A Systematic Approach to Teaching Social Interaction Skills to Children and Adolescents With Autism Spectrum Disorders and Other Social Difficulties, addresses the critical need for social skills programming for children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder and other social difficulties.
It is unique in presenting a comprehensive model that incorporates five fundamental steps: assessing social functioning, distinguishing between skill acquisition and performance deficits, selecting intervention strategies, implementing intervention, and evaluating and monitoring progress. Rather than promoting a single strategy, this social skills model details how to organize and make sense of the myriad social skills programs and resources available. Building Social Relationships is the winner of the Autism Society of America's Outstanding Literary Award.
Building Social Relationships (BSR) is now available as on-line training courses. The purpose of the on-line courses is to provide a practical and convenient alternative to the traditional "go-sit-and-listen" in-service trainings that are the current norm in education.
The on-line courses blend the best content from the author's traditional workshops, with the instructional and technological methods learned via 10 years of providing on-line instruction at the university level. The courses are designed to be rich in content, while also being engaging and useful for educators and practitioners.
MEET THE AUTHOR
Scott Bellini, PhD, is an associate professor with Indiana University School Psychology program and the director of the Social Skills Research Clinic that provides psychology students to gain experience conducting diagnostic evaluations, implementing social skills programming for children, and conducting applied research for children with ASD. Bellini, who speaks internationally, is a licensed psychologist and a health service provider in psychology and has worked in a variety of settings, including schools, psychiatric hospitals, university clinics, and private practices.