Games to Help Kids and Teens on the Autism Spectrum Work on Social Skills
Summertime is a great time to work on social skills with your kids and teens with autism or Asperger’s syndrome. Several social skills games are fun to play and can encourage the development of vital social skills that can help kids and teens for the rest of their life. Here are a few of our favorites:
Answering and asking questions are important social skills that can help kids with Autism and Asperger’s keep social conversations going. The 7 Questioning Board Game set isn’t one game, it’s seven games in one box. This set of games will teach kids and teens how to ask and answer who, what, where, when, why, and how questions all while having fun.
The Life Stories game is designed for people of all ages and is a wonderful way to support family conversations and get kids and teens on the autism spectrum talking. Build empathy, conversation skills, listening skills and work on perspective taking as family members share their life stories. This game is fun for kids and adults both on and off the autism spectrum.
Relationship skills can be learned and current relationships can improve. This evidence based game will teach teens and adults with Autism or Asperger’s Syndrome how to communicate to improve their relationships. Players can play as a Bachelor, Bachelorette, Married Couple or as Living Together.
Our actions have good or negative consequences that can affect our relationships. This very simple chutes and ladders type game is great for helping young children learn the importance of consequences.
Kids with autism and Asperger’s unfortunately are often the target of bullying. This important game will teach grade school age kids how to deal with bullies including several positive behavioral strategies to overcome bullying.
This set of six board games will teach elementary age kids with autism or Asperger’s seven important social skills. The games cover the following social areas: manners, empathy, emotions, emotion management, choices and friendship skills.
Have fun learning about manners as players help the Blunders kids learn vital social skills so that they can get invited to the neighborhood party. This is a fun game for kids both on and off the autism spectrum.