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Friday, June 10, 2016

Boosting Social Skills in Autistic Kids With Drama

Schools are exploring new ways to teach kids with high-functioning autism the rules of social interactions, especially since so many of those kids are now integrated in traditional school settings. Some schools, nonprofit organizations, private speech therapists, and parents provide direct instruction on social interaction using Michelle Garcia Winner’s Social Thinking curriculum or create a “lunch-bunch” social group in the cafeteria. Another strategy is teaching those skills through the arts.

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