Vulnerable young people – such as those with Autism Spectrum Disorders, intellectual disabilities, or social, behavioural and emotional difficulties – often lack the skills to make the right decisions when faced with potentially dangerous scenarios. This fun and interactive game helps to open up discussion and teach young people the social skills they need to stay safe in school and in the wider community.
The Choices Game has been specially designed to help older children and teenagers learn how to make positive choices. As players move around the game board, they pick up Choice Cards which invite them to imagine themselves in a scenario and make a choice about how they would respond in that situation. The outcome of their decision is then revealed, and the more safe choices they make the further they progress in the game!
This game will be an invaluable tool for teachers, parents, social workers and anyone else teaching social skills and personal safety to young people with special needs or emotional difficulties. It includes a helpful teacher's guide with advice to aid learning through discussion.
Christopher McMaster is a special education teacher working with at risk youths in a local high school. He has previously worked as a special education advisor for the New Zealand Ministry of Education and has extensive teaching experience across the globe, including teaching both mainstream and special education in the USA, UK and New Zealand. He currently resides in Ruatoria, New Zealand.
Developed for children and adolescents whose parents are separated or divorced, this game which is part of the ''Lifegames'' series, is of use for those who are finding it difficult to cope with or understand the pain and upheaval surrounding separation. The game can be played with groups of siblings, peers or children from reconstituted families and is also suitable for working with individuals. It may be played over consecutive sessions or adapted to the pace of the treatment. The board game set comprises of a game board, counters,... More info
Offering a playful and engaging way to encourage young people, especially those on the autism spectrum, to think about themselves and their wider environment, this cooperative board game is perfect for working with groups of children and young adults with autism of all ages (10 and up). Each player works to create their own cartoon figure, emphasising how everyone is unique, and the figure includes elements that shows both how they look from the outside, and their inner characteristics. Games typically last around an hour, and discussion points are provided... More info
Help increase and reinforce children’s feelings vocabulary by playing Feelings Bingo, each set contains 32 game boards. *Instructions:* Each player is given a game board and six counters (counters not included) Consecutive feelings are selected randomly (from the feelings card pack- not included) or from the back of one of the boards. Players identify the feelings and place a counter on the matching feeling or using a white- board marker, mark with a cross (marker not included) if pictured on their game board The first player... More info