Going places, being at places, talking, acting, and reacting are all part of socializing and growing up. Act it Out: One Year of Social Skills Lessons for Students Grades 7-12 is a fun and and important resource for young people in their preteen and teen years to learn important skills on social (and acceptable) behavior.
Use scripts, scenarios, scenes, role modeling and your acting skills to Act it out! Act out all kinds of situations that this important age group will likely encounter in real life and prepare them rehearsals and practices to handle a variety of situations in an appropriate and smooth manner. This book is great for teachers with ready made material for fun and structured lessons that teach social skills. The students will have so much fun that they won’t even notice they are learning. Great resource for home too! Get the family involved.
Written by Jeannie Stefonek, M. Ed., who is the autism advisor for the Redwood Falls (MN) school district, and a high school special ed teacher. She also runs a summer program for teens with ASD called "Camp Friendship" and has lots of experience with this age group.