This activity book is designed to be used by children on the autism spectrum aged 4-8. The workbook introduces them to 6 'feelings' characters who help them to recognise and express different emotions to reduce anxiety. It is intended to be used with the accompanying guidebook, 10 Steps to Reducing Your Child's Anxiety on the Autism Spectrum.
This manual is designed to help parents of children on the autism spectrum aged 4-8 support their children with emotional regulation to decrease anxiety. This CBT-based programme is structured around 10 stages and is intended to be used with the activity book Having Fun with Feelings on the Autism Spectrum.
This updated edition of the bestselling All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome provides an engaging, gentle introduction to autism. All-new cats take a playful look at the world of autism, and these fun feline friends will strike a chord with all those who are familiar with typical autistic traits, bringing to life common characteristics such as sensory sensitivities, social issues and communication difficulties. Touching, humorous and insightful, this book evokes all the joys and challenges of being on the autism spectrum, leaving the reader with a sense of the dignity, individuality and the potential of autistic people.
This positive, straightforward book offers kids with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) their own comprehensive resource for both understanding their condition and finding tools to cope with the challenges they face every day. Some children with ASDs are gifted; others struggle academically. Some are more introverted, while others try to be social. Some get “stuck” on things, have limited interests, or experience repeated motor movements like flapping of pacing (”stims”). The Survival Guide for Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders covers all of these areas, with an emphasis on helping children gain new self-understanding and self-acceptance. Meant to be read with a parent, the book addresses questions (”What is ASD?” “Why me?”) and provides strategies for communicating, making and keeping friends, and succeeding in school. Body and brain basics highlight symptom management, exercise, diet, hygiene, relaxation, sleep, and toileting. Emphasis is placed on helping kids handle intense emotions and behaviors and get support from family and their team of helpers when needed. The book includes stories from real kids, fact boxes, helpful checklists, and resources. Sections for parents offer additional information.
A Kid's Book on Making Friends with a Child who Has an Autism Spectrum Disorder
Author: Joanna L. Keating-Velasco
Publisher: AAPC Publishing
Seeing children at the playground and in the park playing games, ten-year-old Chelsea explains how her severe autism makes it difficult to get to know other children and compares her problems with common issues all children face.
The importance of enhancing students’ well-being is recognised around the world, yet the well-being of autistic students remains largely unexplored. With the increasing enrolment of autistic students in mainstream schools, it is imperative to develop a comprehensive understanding of the well-being of autistic students to facilitate their sense of well-being in school. Enhancing the Well-Being of Students on the Autism Spectrum offers an in-depth understanding of the well-being of students on the autism spectrum using the innovative research methodology, Photovoice. Throughout the text, the author incorporates photographs taken by students on the autism spectrum, as well as interviews with the students, their teachers, and parents, to bring the authentic experiences of these students to the fore. The book also covers: An overview of the well-being of autistic students; Barriers to the well-being of autistic students and ways to overcome them; Protective factors of the well-being of autistic students and ways to develop these within the school context. This book is a necessary companion for postgraduate students in the field of education and special education, practitioners within the school context, and researchers interested in the area of autism spectrum condition or student well-being.
A Practical Resource of Play Ideas for Parents and Carers Second Edition
Author: Julia Moor
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Category: Family & Relationships
Praise for the first edition: `An approachable and practical edition that will be welcomed by parents and carers alike. I know how hard it can be to find 'How to' resources for parents. Well here is a gem.' - Children, Young People and Families Parents of young children newly diagnosed as on the autism spectrum are often at a loss for ideas about how best to help their child. Playing, Laughing and Learning with Children on the Autism Spectrum is not just a collection of play ideas; it shows how to break down activities into manageable stages, and looks at ways to gain a child's attention and motivation and to build on small achievements. Each chapter covers a collection of ideas around a theme, including music, art, physical activities, playing outdoors, puzzles, turn-taking and using existing toys to create play sequences. There are also chapters on introducing reading and making the most of television. This updated second edition contains an extensive chapter on how to use the computer, the internet and the digital camera to find and make resources and activities, and suggests many suitable websites to help parents through the internet maze. The ideas are useful both for toddlers and primary age children who are still struggling with play.
Now revised and expanded, this is the leading resource for psychotherapists working with adults who have autism spectrum disorder (ASD) without significant cognitive and language impairments (also known as Asperger syndrome). Valerie L. Gaus shows how to adapt the proven techniques of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) to build clients' social and coping skills, facilitate self-acceptance, and treat comorbid anxiety and depression. Illustrated with detailed case examples, the book is grounded in cutting-edge knowledge about information-processing differences in ASD. It gives clinicians critical guidance for conceptualizing these clients' presenting problems and optimizing the effectiveness of interventions. Reproducible worksheets can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size. First edition title: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Adult Asperger Syndrome. New to This Edition *Explains the significant terminology changes in DSM-5 and their impact. *Chapter on mindfulness-based strategies for emotion regulation problems. *Additional strategies and resources for teaching social and coping skills. *Describes new and updated assessment instruments. *Incorporates cutting-edge research on CBT and on clinical problems associated with ASD. See also the author's related self-help resource, Living Well on the Spectrum, an ideal client recommendation.
Engaging with Nature to Combat Anxiety, Promote Sensory Integration and Build Social Skills
Author: Natasha Etherington
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Winner of the American Horticultural Therapy Association's Book Publication Award 2014 A garden or nature setting presents the perfect opportunity for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and special needs to learn, play and strengthen body and mind. This book empowers teachers and parents with little gardening know-how to get outside and use nature to motivate young learners. Using a mindfulness approach, Natasha Etherington presents a simple gardening program that offers learning experiences beyond those a special needs student can gain within the classroom. The book outlines the many positive physical, cognitive, sensory, emotional and social benefits of getting out into the garden and provides specially adapted gardening activities for a variety of needs, including those with developmental disabilities and behavioural difficulties, as well as wheelchair users. With a focus on the therapeutic potential of nature, the book shows that gardening can help reduce feelings of anxiety, provide an outlet for physical aggression, build self-esteem through the nurturing of plants and much more. With this practical program, teachers and parents can easily adopt gardening activities into their schedules and enjoy the benefits of introducing children with special needs to nature and the rhythms of the seasons.
How Families of Children with Autism or Asperger Syndrome Can Get the Most out of Community Activities
Author: Lisa Jo Rudy
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Many families with a child with autism or Asperger Syndrome feel that involvement in the community is not for them. This book sets out to change that, with a rich and varied menu of suggestions for how such families can take full part in community life and support the strengths and interests of their child at the same time. Informal learning experiences can be the key to self-discovery, communication, self-confidence, and even independence for many children on the autism spectrum. Only outside the four walls of school will your child truly discover their own passions, abilities, and social peers. Get Out, Explore, and Have Fun is a guide to what's out there, how to find it, and how to make it work for your family. The book includes hints and tips for involving your family in the right community activities, from sport to science; information on museums, arts organizations and science institutions as venues for an enjoyable and enriching day out for the family; and resources and ideas for helping your child build on their strengths, interests, and preferred learning styles to explore life in the community. Handouts about autism are included, as well as handouts suggesting ways in which organisations and institutions can successfully include young people with autism in their activities. This book will open the door to community inclusion, creative exploration, and social learning.
A Flexible CBT Programme for Young People on the Autism Spectrum or with Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties
Author: Anne Greig
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
The Homunculi, (or 'little people'), is a fun activity that builds social and emotional resilience in children and young people, aged 7 upwards, and into the teenage years. It is particularly suited to those with high functioning autism or Asperger's Syndrome who often have difficulty identifying troubling feelings such as anger, fear and anxiety. The Homunculi are miniature agents with problem-solving missions and special gadgets who live inside the brain and help out with distressing thoughts, feelings and behaviours. Through inventing their own Homunculi characters and stories, participants in the activity learn to cope with their real-life social problems. Complete with a large-format skull poster, character and storyboard templates, and photocopiable record sheets, this unique resource includes everything needed to get started on making Homunculi stories, cartoons or videos. This flexible, 10-week, CBT-based programme for individuals or groups will be transformative for psychologists, therapists, teachers and other professionals working with children on the autism spectrum or with behavioural difficulties.
Just because a child may appear stubborn or difficult, doesn't mean the child isn't itelligent, curious, or creative. With the right approach such a child can be reached, taught, and, hopefully, started on the road to improvement. The daily lessons provided in this book may be just what you and your child have been waiting for.
Drawing on experience with her son, the author highlights aspects of conventional parties that can heighten the anxieties of those on the spectrum and outlines practical solutions to these issues, covering considerations for party invitations, prizes, food and venues and including chapters suggesting activities for age groups 2-8, 9-12 and teenagers. Original.
Basic Consumer Health Information about Autism Spectrum and Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Such as Classical Autism, Asperger Syndrome, Rett Syndrome, and Childhood Disintegrative Disorder, Including Information about Related Genetic Disorders and Medical Problems and Facts about Causes, Screening Methods, Diagnostic Criteria, Treatments and Interventions, and Family and Education Issues
Author: Sandra J. Judd
Publisher: Omnigraphics Incorporated
"Provides basic consumer health information about the causes, symptoms, and diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders, available therapies and interventions, and related conditions. Includes index, glossary, and other resources"--Provided by publisher.
Written by an 'insider', an openly gay autistic adult, Wendy draws upon her own experience to examine the implications of being autistic on relationships, sex and sexuality. Discussing subjects such as basic sex education and autism, she then explores interpersonal relationships, same sex attraction, bisexuality and transgender issues.
A Story to Help Children with Autism to Talk about their Feelings and Join In
Author: Åse Brunnström
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Category: Juvenile Fiction
In this tale we meet a child sitting alone, feeling unable to join in with the other schoolchildren having fun in the playground. Feeling frustrated and lonely, the child's emotions build up until they form a bubble around them, separating them entirely. Who can help the child? Suddenly a White Rabbit appears, who presents easy and playful ways to get the child to express their feelings. Each time the child says what they like and don't like, it helps to create a hole in the bubble, opening the child up to the wider world. Through delightful illustrations and photographs, this picture book helps children who struggle with social isolation find a way to communicate with those around them. It can be read by children themselves or with adults as a learning tool, helping children learn to express their feelings through the use of visual communication cards.
Activities to Help Kids Learn Social Skills and Make Friends
Author: Catherine Pascuas
Category: Autism spectrum disorders in children
"Bestselling author and educator Catherine Pascuas has 10 years experience helping children with autism learn. In this new activities-based guide, she's collected more than 50 engaging strategies and ideas to help kids develop social skills, make friends, and have fun. More than 50 fun and simple games and activities help the child on the spectrum: make friends and be part of a group; interact with peers and develop social skills needed for playdates; problem solve, express feelings, and answer questions; deal with bullies, peer pressure, and manage stress; speak over the phone, send text messages, and share stories. Use the activities in this social skills book to teach school-age children with autism spectrum disorders or Aspergers. Whether you're a parent, special education teacher, or professional, you'll find ideas to help children develop the social skills they need to thrive at home, at school, and in the community. Featuring illustrations by J.A. Tan, an artist on the autism spectrum." --
Recreation is important to everyone's quality of life. This includes more than half a million Americans with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) whose lives can be enriched through leisure pursuits. This book was developed to assist recreation service providers, as well as families, to understand strategies for supporting individuals with ASD in community and school recreation programmes.
Outstanding Selections from Over Four Years of Issues!
Author: Veronica Zysk
Publisher: Future Horizons
Nowhere else is so much actionable information on ASD accessible in one spot! The Autism Asperger's Digest brims with effective, practical solutions to the challenges faced by those with ASD and the special people who teach or care for them.Since its debut in 1999, over 500 quality articles have been offered to readers of the Digest, on a diverse array of topics ranging from conventional wisdom to alternative strategies. Regular columns in each issue address language & communication, the GFCF diet, special education law, parenting issues, teaching strategies, and adult issues. The Digest brings readers top names in the field, including the most noted writer and speaker on autism issues in the world today, Dr. Temple Grandin. Dr. Grandin's exclusive column, Autism: The Way I See It, appears in every issue.What sets the Digest apart from other publications geared to the autism community is the practical, actionable flavor that infuses each article and every column. Readers comment regularly on the positive, uplifting approach the magazine takes to ASD and the valuable information each issue contains.