A is for Autism, F is for Friend, is told from the perspective of an 11 year-old girl who has autism. Chelsea shows us that if we look closely, we are more similar than different. She brings a fun and clear voice for children who cannot articulate the challenges that autism presents. The discussion-oriented format is ideal for teaching children about autism.
Ages 4 and up. The About Faces Game includes 52 cards with faces representing thirteen different feelings. By practicing matching the feelings and the faces, children learn to read facial expressions, which is a critical social interaction skill. There are several ways to play the About Faces Card Game to help children recognize, express, and explore their feelings and the feelings of others.
This touching, humorous, and insightful book evokes the joys and challenges that families with children on the spectrum face.
The rules of physical contact can be tricky to grasp. This friendly picture book explains in simple terms how to tell the difference between acceptable and inappropriate touch, helping children with special needs stay safe.
Armond doesn't want to go to Felicia's birthday part, he knows it'll be noisy and chaotic. But with support from Felicia and her mom, Armond has a wonderful time and appreciates that he faced his challenge. This book teaches children about coping with autism or Asperger's.
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.)
This matching game helps players understand their own feelings and the feelings of others. It is especially helpful for children who tend to misread social cues. As they link emotions to specific thoughts and situations, kids learn – and have fun! Includes two decks of Feeling Cards, two decks of Feeling Talk Cards, and one deck of Bonus Cards. Grades 1-6.
This game helps kids get to know each other. The game develops social skills by helping children learn to gather information about others and share information about themselves. Designed for children with Asperger Syndrome in mind. Ages 6-12. For 2-6 players.
Innovative, practical and fun activities for children with autism and sensory disorders.
Following a step-by-step recipe format, Teresa Garland, MOT, OTR/L provides nearly 200 activities and interventions to help children with their sensory needs. This highly detailed, illustrated and accessible guide is a rich resource for any therapist, teacher or parent.
-Crafts, recipes, music and exercises for the clinic, classroom or home
-A multi-sensory enrichment program for children with autism
-Gradual exposure activities for children who can’t tolerate sensory input
-Sensory immersion activities to desensitize the child to touch, taste and sound
-Reduce stress and anxiety with physical exercises and re-framing strategies