Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disorder that impacts an individual’s communication and behavior.
Social impairment can be defined by:
An individual affected by social impairment shows difficulties in social interactions not just based on current functional limitations, but also a lack of rich, historical knowledge about relationships and their complexities.
This is further complicated by the child’s level of cognitive functioning, behavioral rigidity, presence of anxiety or other comorbid conditions, and stereotypic or repetitive behavior.
Social impairment in individuals with autism spectrum disorder is different from that encountered in other conditions.
Weakness in intuitive social skills is a hallmark indicator of autism. A lack of motivation to initiate or learn social skills can also be present among individuals with autism.
Ultimately, the way social impairment presents can vary widely across affected individuals.
Effective interventions, in many cases, must be customized to address the particular needs of the individual.
Social skills are important to the individual’s success in the community, as well as interpersonal relationships.
TeachTown Social Skills has been designed for students with autism who often need extra support when it comes to mastering social skills.
The Social Skills curriculum, which is broken down into an elementary domain and a middle school domain, teaches socially-valid skills through animated video-modeling episodes, teacher-delivered lesson plans and student activities.
The elementary domain touches on:
The middle school domain focuses on:
To learn more about Social Skills and implementing this solution among your students, request a demo.