Tag Archives: social skills

About That Special Topic Of Interest…

Walking Encyclopedias Living with our knowledgeable, eager-to-share, amazing AS loved ones can be both wonderful and a bit of a challenge. It’s wonderful to see them light up and sparkle.  To see them delight in their subject.  And to encourage … Continue reading

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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

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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

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The “Cool Points” System

A guidance counselor – whom I respect – shared her way of getting social appropriateness across to children.  She called it the Cool Point System. Think about it; the cool kids – at least in elementary school – have skills.  … Continue reading

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What Are These Therapies?

Note: Apologies to the experts and professionals out there; terms will be slaughtered and misused, I’m sure, but all in the name of helping people sort out a very confusing and frustrating bundle of options. I’m a doubter.  Positive, encouraging, … Continue reading

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Embarrassment As A Social Check

We’ve all been there.  That heat in the cheeks, a feeling of pure idiocy, and the wish for sudden and complete invisibility.  A wish that the earth would swallow you up and that you could unsay whatever fool thing just … Continue reading

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Clubs, Group, Activities

Because our Asperger kids need help developing social skills, it is twice as important that they be introduced to positive and friendly situations. Hostile environments will quickly teach them to be suspicious, cynical, and withdrawn. In fact, this picture of … Continue reading

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