Superheroes Social Skills is an evidence-based program that enhances the social competence of elementary students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), behavioral disorders, or developmental delays. Superheroes was specifically designed to improve the social skills of high-functioning children with ASD, but is also appropriate for any student who needs to learn to interact appropriately with peers and adults. Superheroes teaches 17 critical social skills:
Superheroes is the perfect program for special education teachers, counselors, school psychologists, and speech/language pathologists who work with students who are resistant to adult instruction. In this program, the Superhero characters introduce social skill steps via Fast-Hands Animation. Peers provide video models, and students view social narratives on Digital Comics. Students practice skills steps in role-plays, social games, free time, and in generalized settings at home and at school.
The Superheroes Social Skills Kit contains:
The Superheroes Student 8-Pack contains:
Consumable materials may be reordered or printed from the Reproducibles CD.
Autism Spectrum Quarterly Says:
Gee Willikers, Batman—finally, a social skills program that really delivers! While there are many programs out there, there are also many frustrated parents and teachers who don't see the results they had expected from them . . . Enter Superheroes to take on the Herculean task of saving social skills training, and you have a custom-designed program that soars to new intervention heights!
—Jennifer Twachtman-Bassett, MS, CCC-SLP,
Autism Spectrum Quarterly, Fall 2011
The things the students are learning are immediately applicable to activities at home. And the kids are so excited about what they are learning!
The Fast-Hands animations are impossible to ignore for my students. I can't take my eyes off them, and neither can my students!
—Laura Huggins, Special Educator,
Park City School District
[George] was in class when he said, "I'm worried. I better count 1, 2, 3 . . ." Then he took some big breaths. You could almost see him thinking happy thoughts. Next, he looked at us and said, "I'm cool." I think he has it!