Mobile features that help ASD kids teach social skills- Part 1

The one gadget that has become an inseparable part of our lives is the cell phone. We use our mobiles for practically everything – right from setting our alarms to sending out messages to checking mails and whatsapp. In this 3-part series, we explore features that could turn  this handy gadget into a fun social skills … Continue reading Mobile features that help ASD kids teach social skills- Part 1

Mobile features that teach social skills – Part 3

In the third and final part of the series on using phone features to build social skills, we look at the camera feature. This idea comes from what is called video self-modelling.A little background first. Video Self-Modelling (VSM) is a technique in which individuals watch themselves performing the right behaviour on video and then go … Continue reading Mobile features that teach social skills – Part 3

Mobile features that teach social skills – Part 2

In the second part of this series, we look at a little used feature on every mobile phone – the timer!When used imaginatively, this feature (usually found next to the alarm function) has the potential to create a racy, fun game that can strengthen conversational skills!Like most new activities, it’s best to play this game … Continue reading Mobile features that teach social skills – Part 2

The Social Skills Picture Book

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