Make Social Learning Stick! - AAPC Publishing

Make Social Learning Stick!

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Mom's Choice Award Winner!

This books explains what you as a parent can do to help teach social and emotional learning at home- because your child learns the most from YOU.

Fun and easy activities for embracing teachable moments. No extra work!

Make Social Learning Stick! offers ideas and activities that can be used in everyday life to increase:

  • Verbal and nonverbal language
  • Listening skills
  • Understanding of hidden rules
  • Perspective taking
  • Executive functioning, and more!

 What you'll love about this book:

  • Close to 200 fun and easy activities for different situations such as getting ready for school, going to the doctor, preparing dinner, and celebrating holidays (to name just a few)
  • Contributions from leading experts 
  • An appendix full of templates and ready-made tools for you to use right away!

This book offers numerous ways to embrace teachable moments throughout daily routines without having to do extra work! These moments become opportunities for teaching and reinforcing expected social behavior for those with autism spectrum disorder. Geared toward children in preschool through elementary school, the ideas are meant to inspire creativity that suits each specific child. Activities can be easily tailored to meet a child's developmental level, needs, or challenges.

There is no one-size-fits-all solution for coping with autism spectrum disorder. However, this book has an approach for everyone.


Make Social Learning Stick! will be welcomed by parents and teachers alike! In easy-to-understand language, Elizabeth Sautter provides over 185 activities that support social skills development during daily routines and across various settings, from home to school to community. Readers learn to take advantage of the many natural teaching moments that pop up every day to encourage a child's social learning.

--Michelle Garcia Winner, MA, SLP; founder of Social Thinking

Elizabeth Sautter has given us a great how-to book on a topic parents want most: how to help socially challenged children feel included and make friends. Activities cover the social situations that confront a child, from first moments of waking to bedtime, from typical days to special event days and holidays. Parents, teachers, and professionals will be able to use the ideas to create a seamless system of support across all settings, teaching the nuts-and-bolts of social behaviors that can lead to social success. I can foresee the book providing great ideas for developing IEP goals. Sautter's latest book is a must-have for professionals and parents alike.

--Amy Kossow, Parent Advocate

Make Social Learning Stick! is an engaging and comprehensive book for anyone who teaches or for parents a child on the autism spectrum. Sautter offers an excellent overview of what social learning involves and then gives readers a gazillion specific ideas to try in a variety of environments. I particularly love the job talk items for encouraging the child's active involvement, and the activity chart at the end of the book makes it easy to relate the activities to specific program goal areas.

--Kari Dunn Buron, autism education specialist, and author of When My Worries Get Too Big! and Adalyn's Clare


Elizabeth A. Sautter, MA, CCC-SLP, co-directs and co-owns Communication Works, a private practice offering speech, language, social, and occupational therapy for children and adults. She has worked with preschool to adult clients and their families since 1996 in private practice, schools, and hospitals. Following her professional passion, Elizabeth has specialized in social communication, self-regulation, and executive functioning. She thrives on learning and developing functional and creative intervention tools and programs to support her clients, and enjoys collaborating with other professionals and parents. In addition, her relationships with her sister and extended family members with special needs have made her work a lifelong endeavor. She has completed a mentorship and internship with Michelle Garcia Winner, Stephanie Madrigal, and Pamela Crooke, and has co-authored two popular children's books about whole body listening, Whole Body Listening Larry at Home and Whole Body Listening Larry at School. She lives with her husband, two sons, and a dog, who continually teach her new life lessons and keep her smiling. To learn more, you can visit her website.

 ISBN: 9781937473839



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