Teaching Social Skills to Children with Autism Using Minecraft??: A Step by Step Guide

This book is a comprehensive guide that contains everything you need in order to set up and run a Minecraft (R) Social Group for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Minecraft (R), often described as 'digital Lego', provides an ideal forum to help children with autism and related conditions to develop social and communication skills. This book offers guidance on how to use the game to support the learning of social and emotional concepts such as having a conversation, showing interest in others and understanding another person's point of view.

With over 150 pages of photocopiable and downloadable session plans, visuals and handouts, this manual is essential reading for professionals working with autism who are interested in introducing Minecraft (R) to support social skill development in their students.



Acknowledgements. Introduction. Part 1. 1. What are social skills? 2. How are social skills impaired in children with Autism? 3. How can group programs support children with Autism to develop social skills? 4. What is Minecraft? 5. Why use Minecraft to teach social skills? Part 2. 6. Getting set up. 7. Running the program. 8. Sessions plans and handouts. Part 3: Resources. 9. Minecraft Money. 10. Minecraft Snakes and Ladders. 11. Helpful websites. Bibliography.




Raelene Dundon


Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Number of Pages:

224 pages