Social competence is the ability to interact successfully with peers and adults in a variety of situations and environments. Individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may find this to be a significant challenge. This 5-part series provides an overview of social competence, guidance on assessment and intervention to improve social competence, and strategies to embed social competence instruction into every day activities.
Learn the definition of social competence and how the characteristics of ASD affect an individual's ability to acquire it.
Gain knowledge about the importance of assessment as it relates to social competence.
Explore how ASD affects play and the formation of friendships. Learn strategies for play skill acquisition.
Discover strategies to help build social competence and strategies to use after a situation goes wrong.
Learn to specific strategies embed social competence lessons into every day instruction.