This innovative social skills curriculum addresses teens’ need to effectively use social skills across settings through motivating scripts, skits, and guided practice. The curriculum is designed for the busy teacher who wants to have fun, constructive lessons, giving students unique opportunities to show their acting skills and experience emotional responses in controlled environments.
This touching, humorous, and insightful book evokes the joys and challenges that families with children on the spectrum face.
If you have Asperger’s, high school can be a time of great promise and opportunity – to learn more about subjects you’re excited about, join clubs and activities that interest you, and make new friends – but it can also be uncomfortable at times. This book helps you use your strengths and unique personal style to feel more comfortable in high school. Chock full of quizzes, exercises, and examples, this book can help you: Understand your unique strengths and weaknesses, work well with your teachers, connect with other kids at school, recognize and deal with bullying, use social media safely and politely, develop healthy habits, cope with stress and strong emotions, become more independent. Take a look inside, and find some ways to help yourself feel more comfortable and more relaxed in high school – and better able to make friends, understand teachers, and get the grades you are capable of! (From back cover).
Nationally recognized experts Tara Delaney, OTR/L and Mary Hamrick, CCC-SLP have designed this revolutionary workbook to help professionals use the sensory system to teach complex social skills and build self-awareness in children with autism, sensory processing disorder and learning disabilities.
This new framework for developing a dynamic social skills program using the sensory system is a way to explore why kids react the way they do socially. With this framework in mind, professionals can build on children’s self-awareness and social acumen.
-Sensory-based activities for teaching social skills
-Visualization strategies to prepare for social interactions
-Step-by-step program for groups or therapy sessions
-Activities to address both non-cognitive and cognitive aptitude of being social
-Downloadable worksheets and activities
-Can be used by teachers, professionals and parents
-Bonus – includes 15 lessons that easily fit within a school calendar
Meet Adam, a young boy with AS. He helps children understand the difficulties faced by a child with AS, telling them what AS is, how it feels to have AS and how they can help by understanding their differences and appreciating their many talents. This illustrated book is an excellent starting point for family and classroom discussions. (From publisher.)
Tom invites readers to learn about autism from his perspective in this beautifully-illustrated book, suitable for readers aged 7 and upwards. He explains the challenges he faces with issues such as social communication, sensory overload and changes in his routine and describes all the ways he can be helped and supported by those around him. (From publisher.)
Harry explains what happens when the sensory information that we all process throughout the day does not transmit smoothly and leads to challenges in learning, movement or behavior. He talks about how he can be helped at home and at school and the different types of sensory processing challenges that other children can face. (From publisher.)
The book explains and describes depression, the forms it can take, and how it looks and feels for teenagers and adults who have Asperger’s syndrome. It includes a 10-stage CBT self-help program with self-assessment tools and practical activities designed specifically for individuals with Asperger’s syndrome. Although developed as a self-help guide for use with minimal professional support, the program can also be used in group or individual treatment.
This book contains an innovative curriculum that teaches important hygiene skills and associated social understanding through a fun approach. It targets core characteristics and learning styles of children and adolescents on the autistic spectrum. Use for ages 6-19.
What questions do you have about living with autism and Asperger’s syndrome? In this unique book, Alex Olinkiewicz answers them all.
Every child with Asperger’s has some great gift. Alex’s gift is his ability to penetrate to the core of his Asperger’s syndrome and articulate his responses to enlighten the reader. Alex looks at eight primary symptoms of Asperger’s and explains how they are pertinent in his life. Augmented by graphics drawn by the author himself, this book brings rare insight into the mind of a young person with autism or Asperger’s syndrome. (From back cover.)
Based on his own life experiences, travels and meditations, Chris Mitchell reflects on how mindfulness practice can help people with Asperger’s Syndrome (AS) with daily challenges including negative thought patterns, emotional and sensory issues, and navigating the social world. (From back cover).
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The digital world offers a wonderful way to communicate and socialize with others. Yet, it is also rife with the dangers of being victimized emotionally, physically, and financially.
Trusting individuals with autism spectrum disorders, who are oftentimes socially isolated, are especially vulnerable to online predators. Finally, we have a resource to help prepare them for the minefields they may encounter on the Internet.
In this much-needed book, Dr Baker presents three main areas of concern for our kids:
-Online sexual predators
Through Dr Baker’s invaluable advice, kids will learn what to look out for, whom to avoid, and how to protect themselves when they’re communicating online. (From back cover.)