LITE version ($2.99) there is one module for each setting. More modules can be purchased for $1.99 each. The FULL version ($12.99), comes with all 10 of the currently available modules. Future modules will be $1.99 additional purchases. The idea of being able to purchase modules individually is an attractive option for someone who does not want to plop down $60-90 for a full app or piece of software.
What I like about this app: It gives good examples of expected and unexpected behaviors that commonly occur in these settings. Each module presents various clips of situations (Table Talk - cafeteria scenes, etc.) that are likely to occur in that setting. Each clip is followed by 1-2 questions to check for understanding of the concepts. A reinforcer is played for correct answers. The reinforcers are appropriate for young kids. Each module displays various problems, examples, and expectations that might occur in that setting.
I have used these modules in working with both individual clients and in some of my small social groups. We watch a clip, answer the questions, and often will launch out into further discussion of our own experiences with similar situations. The clips fit nicely with social skills training ideas. I look forward to new modules, I am sure I will be purchasing them all. It is a great and easily accessible resource. It is not terribly expensive. Everyone likes those kinds of resources!
Here is a link to the website for more details: Social Skill Builder App
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Sunday, February 3, 2013
Here is the background: Both have Asperger's. Both tend to enjoy the sarcastic side of humor. Both like to get attention, usually in a sarcastic manner. Although, the offendee was behaving this day.
The Offendee did not seem phased by the remarks, except for having more trouble being fluent. Although it was "said" it did not bother the Offendee but it clearly affected the speech.
The Offender tends to say what is thought. What was the motivation behind the remarks?
- Desire to "one-up" the other and be "on top" socially with a new member in the group.
- Dislike of the other student with no attempt to hide it.
- Maliciousness, bullying
- Genuine curiosity about why the student stutters and inability to censor words into a respectful dialogue or to understand that one must filter ones comments. (This did not appear to me to be genuine curiosity... but I could be wrong as it is often to tell with these kids what is really going on).
Did I ever say these groups were easy? They are most definitely the hardest thing I have ever done...
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