Social Skill Challenges Vocal tone may not match emotion Facial expression may not match situation Concrete, literal thinkers May not interpret body language Social rules change constantly Inappropriate social behaviors modeled May model the most extreme (understandable) behavior
IF YOU DON’T TEACH THE NEEDED SOCIAL SKILL YOU WILL HAVE PROBLEM BEHAVIOR. BEHAVIOR ALERT!!
Spencer and the Multiple Choice Test Concrete, Literal Thinkers
Behavior and Literal Thinking BehaviorConsequenceBehaviorConsequenceOutcome
Behavioral Stages 3 boys…. Bath/Showers Eating problems Particular shoes/outfits 2 boys…. Naked! Video-of-the-week Hitting/Biting/Kicking Water play Humming/screaming Toys in toilets Chewing on Toothbrushes Same fork/plate/spoon, etc.
More Behavioral Stages! 1 boy…. Breaking glass/pencils/crayons All lights on/off Drawing on walls Stripping wallpaper Running/Darting/Escaping Rubbing mom’s elbows/knees Licking Cars and Cement
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