Children with ASDs often find it difficult to identify the things they find difficult and, more importantly, to recognize the things they are good at. This colourful book provides simple self-exploration tools to help children identify their strengths and begin to tackle the things they find harder. The book explores a range of common difficulties, including communication, emotional and sensory regulation, and executive functioning, encouraging children to explore their personal challenges and abilities in an engaging and positive way. Illustrated with hundreds of cartoon-style graphics and containing a wealth of fun tools, games, activities and photocopiable worksheets, this book is ideal for children with ASDs aged 7-14, and will be equally useful at home or in the class
Joel Shaul is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in ASDs. Through his organization, Autism Teaching Strategies, he provides workshops on social skills teaching and mental health treatment methods. He is co-creator of Ryuu social skills products, and author of numerous books.
'So often, even the smartest of children, are left floundering when it comes to self-reflection. The ability to recognize strengths and face up to challenges is essential if children are to navigate the journey from meltdown to emotional maturity. With inspired use of visuals and a linear layout, attractive to the Autism brain, Joel has provided us with just the ticket to embark on this journey.' - K.I. Al-Ghani, Specialist Advisory Teacher and author of The Red Beast: Controlling Anger in Children with Asperger Syndrome
'Joel has the ability to convey abstract concepts that would be difficult or impossible to teach our children with social and emotional challenges in any other way. His groundbreaking work, The ASD and Me Picture Book, will provide children with an opportunity to increase their self-awareness and reinforce their every effort. It's impossible to shield our children from all difficulties, but this book will empower them and teach them to stand up to challenges. This leaves them feeling esteemed instead of worthless and gives them the tools to value themselves for their inner strengths.' - Mordechai Meisels, MS, BCBA, LBA, Encore Support Services, Director
Your teacher is laying out the exam papers in front of you and you’re starting to stress. You have only a few minutes to get yourself together before the exam begins … how do you stay calm? At a party, someone you’re keen on is walking your way. You always seem to get nervous about dating so how do you stay cool and not make a goose of yourself? Competitors in the final look pretty determined. They are staring you out. How do you stay focused and rise... More info
This little book offers a realistic values/virtues approach to living that can be easily adopted as a whole school approach, within a church community, for families or individuals seeking to deepen their inner awareness of ‘what our lives are really about’. The book explores a rediscovery of the fruit of the Spirit, as cited in Galatians 5:22 for our everyday lives. Understanding this gift may be life changing for the young and the not-so-young. *Author Bio:* *John Coleman* has taught for many years, throughout Australia, at adult, secondary and primary levels.... More info
Outlining a new, optimistic way to understand autism, this concise and accessible book offers practical ideas to help children on the spectrum grow. The Polyvagal Theory suggests autism is a learnt response to early stressors - the result of a child being in a prolonged state of 'fight or flight' while their nervous system is still developing. This book explains the theory in simple terms and incorporates recent developments in brain plasticity research (the capacity of the brain to change throughout life) to give parents and professionals the tools to... More info