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The Social Times Curriculum
The Weekly Reader for social skills!
Using a magazine format, The Social Times Curriculum is written for students in an engaging “voice,” aimed at teaching social cognition and emotional regulation in an enjoyable way that increases students’ motivation and encourages peer interaction.
Each chapter offers critical information for how to use social learning with peers and in the community, while making each lesson entertaining and applicable to today’s students. Within The Social Times Teacher Book, educators will find expansion topics, ideas for take-home work, benchmarks for the various topics, and tips for sensory activities and additional practice.
While the curriculum is targeted toward students ages 8 through 13, The Social Times Teacher Book suggests ways to expand the topics for older students. The Teacher Guide book explains the research in neuroscience used in creating the curriculum, as well as describes how to use each section of the curriculum. By providing information about evidence-based practices and 21st Century Skills, The Social Times Curriculum assists teachers in achieving the social and emotional goals of students with autism spectrum disorder.
The Social Times Curriculum set consists of:
- One copy of The Social Times Student Book (If you need more, adjust the quantity in checkout. $21.95 each.)
- One Digital copy of The Social Times Teacher Book
- One Digital copy of The Social Times Curriculum
- Downloadable materials (previously a USB)
- The downloadable materials include word searches, crossword puzzles, quizzes, hand-outs, scales, and additional activities.
*All digital copies and downloadables are emailed to you after your purchase.
MEET THE AUTHOR
Kari Dunn Buron, MS, taught in K-12 with students on the autism spectrum for 30+ years. She developed an Autism Spectrum Disorder Certificate program for educators at Hamline University in St. Paul, MN and has done volunteer autism-specific work in Trinidad, Tobago, Barbados, Tanzania and Ghana. Kari received a Self-designed Bush Leadership Fellowship that allowed her to spend a year interviewing and working internationally with a number of scientists and researchers in the areas of social cognition, education and autism with a focus on challenging behaviors.
Kari is also the co-author of The Incredible 5-Point Scale, and the author of When My Worries Get Too Big! and A "5" is Against the Law! (Autism Society America Literary Award Winner). She is the co-editor of a textbook for educatorr, entitled Learners on the Autism Spectrum: Preparing Highly Qualified Educators (Autism Society America Literary Award Winner) and is the creator of an original social skills magazine designed for students with high-functioning autism called The Social Times (Gold Winner, National Parenting Publications Award and Gold Medal Winner, Moonbeam Children's Book Awards). Kari's latest book, Adalyn's Claire, talks about the benefits of therapy animals for children with autism and other social challenges (NAPPA Award Winner and Mom's Choice Award Winner).
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How many lessons are in the Social Times curriculum? Is it similar to the old subscription version that was like an interactive magazine for kids?
The curriculum is comprised of 25 lessons/chapters. It is the same content as the magazine subscription - the magazines have been compiled into a book format.