Learning and Sharing

Social Skills for Everyone

on November 8, 2012

Not all of our students in need of social skills training are at the same level of functioning.  Some of our students respond well to those wonderful Matt and Molly stories by Patricia Koski published by LinguiSystems as Autism & PDD  Picture Stories & Language Activities. 

The stories are simple and concrete.  Patricia Koski writes, “the routine and structure of this program, as well as its familiar characters, reduce students’ anxiety.  Decreasing anxiety facilitates more compliant behavior, which incrases the amount of learning time.

Each story is told through four pictures.  Students see and hear that “if I act this way, it’s wrong.  If I act this way, it’s right”.   Yes/No questions and a variety of WH  questions give students the opportunity to practice receptive and expressive language skills.

We never get tired of Matt and Molly!

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