Download Pirates PDF Format Full Free by Margaret-Anne Carter and published by AAPC Publishing. This book was released on 2007 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Based on a pirate theme, this social understanding program is for preschool-to third-grade children who have social cognitive challenges, including autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The program is designed to help these children learn constructive social interaction skills in the area of friendship making, social problem solving, and emotional expression. This eight-adventure pirate voyage includes the following focus areas: social understanding, friendship making, emotional literacy and emotional expression, relaxing, social problem solving, and responding to bullying incidents. Some of the adventures include: "Pirates and Buccaneers" where the pirates are introduced to helpful versus unhelpful ways of being a friend, and "Shiver Me Timbers" where the pirates explore appropriate ways to express their emotions.The program is divided into four levels: preschool/kindergarten, grade 1, grade 2, and grade 3, and is to be facilitated during school time by a teacher, counselor, therapist, or paraprofessional (the captain) with either the full class or a small group (the pirates). A newsletter titled "Ship-to-Shore" outlining each adventure is provided for home to ensure that children have an opportunity to transfer their learning across home and school contexts.