Social Relatedness

Social Relatedness concerns the interests and desires attached to social behaviors. An individual can be taught the components of sociability that are needed to develop meaningful friendships.

Presentations

3 to 5 mins presentation on theory concepts

Programs

Practical exemplars to demonstrate in phases

Articles

Additional information
on skills

Materials

Printable ABA tools to be used in lessons

Presentations

Program Videos

Eye Contact Temptations

The goal of this program is to increase students’ motivation and opportunities to make spontaneous eye contact with others through interesting activities.

Social Relatedness: Passing The Ball

This program teaches students to be more socially related and increases social awareness and social coordination by having them pass a ball to another person.

Passing the Ball with Towel

This program teaches students to be more socially related and increases social awareness and social coordination by having them carry a ball in a towel with another person.

Asking Therapists for Help

This program teaches a student to ask therapist for help to squeeze the ball. The goal of this program is to increase students’ ability to communicate spontaneously and their interest in social interaction.

Playing on the Slide

This program teaches students to work cooperatively building a path of mats to get to a reinforcer.

Materials