Dr. Mandy Rispoli, Associate Professor of Special Education in the Department of Educational Studies, along with co-authors Marjorie Charlop and Russell Lang, published Play and Social Skills for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder which discusses the deficits in the development and presentation of play behavior and social skills that are considered central characteristics of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This book also explores play as a critical context for social interaction and how its absence further exacerbates social deficits over time. Play and Social Skills for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder draws its finding from multiple disciplines like psychology, rehabilitation, and special education to offer interventions for teaching designated play behaviors and social skills in children with ASD.
Other topics in this book include:
- Naturalistic Teaching Strategies (NaTS) for developing play and social skills.
- Teaching play and social skills with video modeling.
- Peer-mediated intervention (PMI) strategies that promote positive social interactions between children with ASD and their peers.
- Visual Activity Schedules and Scripts.
- Parent-implemented play and social skills intervention.
Read more and purchase the book here: Play and Social Skills for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder