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.
Social Competence - Part 1: Overview
Learn the definition of social competence and how the characteristics of ASD affect an individual's ability to acquire it.
Social Competence - Part 2: Assessment
Gain knowledge about the importance of assessment as it relates to social competence.
Social Competence - Part 3: Play and Friendship
Explore how ASD affects play and the formation of friendships. Learn strategies for play skill acquisition.
Social Competence - Part 4: Strategies for Social Competence
Discover strategies to help build social competence and strategies to use after a situation goes wrong.