Category Archives: Social Skills

Online Games and Socialization

Okay, I admit it.  I’m a bit of a gamer. Whatever that used to mean in the past – the meaning changes every so often- right now it refers to online games.  Online computer games one joins to play with … Continue reading

Posted in Games, Social Skills | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Slang

Every once in a while, some skill or habit we think well and truly destroyed rises up once again to slap us in the face.  Everyone out there has experienced this. And then there are the ongoing issues.  I don’t … Continue reading

Posted in Social Skills | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Advantage Of Respect

When someone is good at something, we tend to be a little more forgiving of their eccentricities.  For example, a talented (fill-in-the-blank here – anything will do) who has an eye tic.  Or an irritating little cough.  Or who never … Continue reading

Posted in School, Social Skills | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Celebrating For Others

In our family, we stress celebrating for other people.  It’s all part of an evil plan to help build – brick by brick – the ability to place oneself in another’s shoes. Because, of course, it’s difficult for our AS … Continue reading

Posted in Social Skills | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

How To Help… On The Sly

Many years ago, I knew a family with a child who obviously needed some special attention and extra help.  And she wasn’t getting it. This girl had many of the signs of Asperger’s Syndrome, including a monotone voice, sensory sensitivity, … Continue reading

Posted in Asperger's Syndrome, Social Skills | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Ensuring A Good Start

Starting the morning right can make the difference between a successful day and a horrible one. Of course, I find myself remembering this after a bad morning.  Naturally.  Hindsight is so very 20/20. Being supportive and encouraging in the morning … Continue reading

Posted in Organization and Steps, School, Social Skills | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Group Work at School

Asperger kids aren’t instinctively good at group work.  It’s a major difficulty for them, and for anyone who has social challenges. Part of Asperger’s Syndrome that I don’t like to discuss – I admit this – is the egocentricity.  It’s … Continue reading

Posted in School, Social Skills, Uncategorized | 1 Comment