Autism Parenting Magazine Issue 74 (Member's Dashboard) - Page 7

SOCIAL SKILLS tionally to increase/maintain, and/or improve daily living…” (Odom, Thompson, et al., 2013). For fun and interactive social skills activities, check out 10 Ways - A Social Skills Game and Let’s Be Social available in the Apple App Store.  Video Modeling This evidence-based practice uses video re- cording to provide a visual model of the tar- geted skill or behavior (i.e., turn-taking). Types of video modeling include Basic Video Model- ing, which involves recording someone (other than the learner) engaging in the target be- havior or skill; and Video Self-Modeling, which uses video to record the learner displaying the targeted skill or behavior. It is important to edit the videos to remove adult prompts. This evi- dence-based practice may be used to address perspective taking and initiation and reciproc- ity (i.e., commenting, asking questions) in con- versation or play. Addressing social skills in an engaging, meaningful, and practical way is vital for learners with high-func- tioning autism. The strategies listed in this article are just a few of the evidence-based practices/interven- tions that may be used to support social-skills devel- opment for school-age children. T