By Raising Children Network
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In this video a behavioural psychologist talks about ways of helping children and teenagers with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) learn social skills, with a particular focus on using Social Stories™ and relaxation training:

  • Social Stories™ is a technique that uses words and pictures to help children get ready for challenging situations.
  • Relaxation training like breathing exercises, muscle relaxation and imagery can help children manage anxiety related to social situations.
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  • Last updated or reviewed 02-08-2017
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    This content was funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services, and developed in collaboration with the Helping Children With Autism Initiative.

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