The Social Times a "Must-Read" Teaching Aid for Social Skills

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Popular magazine-style publication expanded for 2010-11 school year!

Basic manners. Personal space. Having a conversation. Recognizing and adopting such key social skills is an important learning process for all children, but can be especially challenging for those diagnosed with social cognitive deficits.

Teaching social skills just got a little easier with the help of The Social Times, a monthly magazine written in students’ “voice.” This fun and informative teaching aid for grades three to nine is a welcome supplement to any social skills program. Editor Kari Dunn Buron, Ms.Ed., creator of “The 5-Point Scale” to help people with autism spectrum disorders understand emotions and social clues, provides critical information in an entertaining and understandable way.

Standard columns in each issue of The Social Times include “I Second that Emotion” and “Coming to Our Senses.” Plus, there’s an advice column from the fictional “Roger Gets-It” whose highly developed social skills have turned him into something of a super hero.

Teachers can consult online materials geared to the major topic of each issue, and there are opportunities for both teachers and students to submit ideas and receive feedback. The Social Times is another of the practical and innovative resources available to teachers and parents from Autism Asperger Publishing Co. http://www.asperger.net.

The Social Times, volume 2, has been expanded for 2010-11 to nine issues, one for each month of the school year. The cost is only $51 for ten student copies (all nine issues) or $5.10 per student for the entire school year. School districts must place subscription orders by June 11 to assure prompt delivery in the fall. Please visit the Web site http://www.asperger.net or call 1-877-277-8254 to place your order today!

About Autism Asperger Publishing Co.: Established in 1999, the mission of the Autism Asperger Publishing Co. (AAPC) is to be the first source for practical solutions related to autism, Asperger Syndrome, and other pervasive developmental disorders. AAPC is an independent publisher, targeting professionals and parents alike. It strives to offer publications at affordable prices so that important resources will not be off limits to anyone with an interest in the autism spectrum.

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