But autism also seems to create problems with “mind reading” — that is, with knowing what another person might be thinking. Most people can observe others and guess, through a combination of tone and body language, what’s “really” going on. In general, without help and training, autistic people can’t. Without knowing why, a person on the autism spectrum can hurt feelings, ask inappropriate questions, act oddly or generally open themselves up to hostility, teasing, bullying and isolation.
social skills therapy may consist of anual activities (usually games and conversation) with autistic and typically developing peers. Groups are overseen by occupational therapists and may be held in the different environment where there is a need of social skills starting from sensory integration room to open garden and then integrate the anual in market, malls, hospitals, and venues away from home in which the anual gets the knowledge of those environments by interacting with other people( every opportunities are created to improve the social skills) . Children are grouped by age and ability, and may make use of specific social skills curricula as developed by social skills therapy
In theory, social skills therapy will provide people on the autism spectrum with the ability to converse, share, play and work with typical peers. In an ideal world, such therapy will allow people on the autism spectrum to become almost indistinguishable from their typical peers. In fact, social skills therapy tends to be offered no more than an hour or two a week — and while it may provide autistic learners with specific skills and techniques (“look at a person’s face when you’re conversing,” for example) it’s unlikely to make an autistic person appear typical.
A program most likely to have such an impact would be very intensive — unlike the vast majority of existing social skills programs.
- responding to other people.
- expressing ideas to peers.
- waiting for a response from peers.
- negotiating deals.
- taking turns.
- knowing when to persist or let go of an idea.
- interpreting facial expressions and voices.
- understanding the rules of the game.
- expressing various approppriate expression.
- understanding sharing and concept of give and take.
- Outdoor Group Therapy:One of the important environments of child development is outdoor play. Outdoor group Therapy gives a very good opportunity to interact, intervene and integrate the child in his peers.
- Indoor Group Therapy:It gives a very good opportunity to deal with the classroom situations, testing the tolerance of the child, problem solving and decision making abilities in day to day life.