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Teaching Social Skills to Youth with Mental Health Disorders
: Incorporating Social Skills Into Treatment Planning for 109 Disorders

by Jennifer Volz, et al. (2009, Boys Town Press, 29.95)

In this book, you'll find an introduction to the DSM-IV and other mental health assessment and evaluation tools. You will learn how to individualize treatment plans while considering children's developmental, cultural, behavioral, emotional, social, genetic, and bilogical variables. The bulk of the book is a series of very helpful charts that list the social skills that caregivers and treatment providers might target for each of more than a hundred DSM-IV diagnoses common for children and adolescents. Grades 1-5. [8.5" x 11"...184 pages]

The Social Success Workbook for Teens:
Skill-Building Activities for Teens with Nonverbal Learning Disorder, Asperger's Disorder, and Other Social-Skill Problems

by Barbara Cooper & Nancy Widdows (2008, New Harbinger, 14.95)

This engaging workbook includes forty activities to help teen recognize and use their strengths to compensate for and overcome their social skills deficits. They’ll learn to read social cues, understand emotions, and avoid meltdowns and more. Grades 6-12. [8” x 10...136 pages]

Double Trouble Card Game
: A Game of Social Skills

by Max & Marcia Nass (2012, YouthLight, 19.95)

Children will love this fun easy game of matching cards with a unique, exciting twist. When a player finds a matching pair, he/she must try to give three examples of the social skill listed on those cards, while another player rolls dice repeatedly. The race is on. If the player successfully names three examples before doubles are rolled with the dice, then that player keeps those cards. This game includes 16 essential social skills presented in a colorful comic book style. Grades 1-5.

Girl Games
: Five Fun Card Games for Girls That Teach Important Social Skills

By Shannon Trice Black (2009, YouthLight, 19.95)

These five games are very similar to several popular card games. The cards include different topics with thought-provoking questions that can help facilitate meaningful discussions. Each card game focuses on one aspect of bullying or relational aggression. Here are the five games: 1. Crazy Dates (Crazy Eights); 2. Queen of Mean (Old Maid); 3. Peace Not War (War); 4. Confidence Concentration (Memory); and 5. Go Talk (Go Fish). Grades 5-12.

Journey to Friendsville
: A 15-Minute Counseling Game

by Franklin Rubenstein & Lawrence Shapiro (2006, Franklin Learning, 49.95)

This game teaches children important social skills and how to develop rewarding friendships (in 15-minute increments) as they journey on the game board towards the town of Friendsville. There are five skills in total, and one skill is the focus of each 15-minute session. Kids can play multiple times to learn all five skills. As they play the game, kids move through towns that represent the skills taught in the game, such as Fairhaven and Conversation City. On the way, players earn tokens with pictures of “friends” on them. The “friends” are placed in Friendsville in the center of the board to await the arrival of the players. The five skills are: (1) Using humor appropriately in social situations (2) Conversing with others—expressing yourself and listening skills (3) Dealing with conflicts (4) Joining and participating in groups (5) Showing respect and fairness. The game also includes a reproducible Skills Record (to keep track of which players have practiced which skills) and a facilitator booklet with complete lesson plans and questions for discussion. 2-4 Players. Grades 1-6.

Basic Social Skills for Youth

Edited (2007, Boys Town Press, 6.95)

Here are eight great steps to success for your students. The eight social skills included are: how to follow instructions, disagreeing appropriately, accepting criticism or a consequence, talking with others, showing respect, accepting “No” for an answer, introducing oneself, and showing sensitivity to others. You will find that this book makes for eight great classroom presentations—especially when using volunteers for role-playing. Plus, each presentation can evolve into a character-building session. Grades 6-12. [8.5" x 11"...314 pages]

All About Boundaries
: Teaching Children about "Drawing the Line"

by Tonia Caselman & Beth Cohen (2008, YouthLight, 26.95)

Here you'll find 121 guidance lessons, activites and reproducible worksheets to help children learn to establish their own boundaries and recognize others's boundaries. Ideal for issues related to ADHD, Aspergers Syndrome, Reactive Attachment Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and codependency. Grades 2-6. [8.5” x 11”...142 pages]

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