Cognitive behavioral therapy strategies for kids with high functioning autism/Asperger's - A visual-based tutorial

Below, you will find this text/picture combination, and seven others to print out. They are used to help kids with ASD, and other "visual learners," to learn CBT basics on how can deal with upset feelings.

* To see an updated selection of free cognitive behavioral resources, follow THIS LINK HERE.
* To view a series of  appealing, short videos for children to teach them CBT concepts, follow THIS LINK HERE.

 

 

Visual strategies for autism social skills training, Part 1, Introduction

Temple Grandin, who has autism, has raised our awareness of how many with autism benefit from visual learning strategies

This is the first of several postings on the topic of using visual-based social skills training methods for children on the autism spectrum to help raise awareness of social cause and effect.

It has been observed that many individuals on the autism spectrum tend to have a style of learning that is predominately visual.  Temple Grandin, in [...]

Filter the Anger: A hands-on social skills activity to help kids with autism to manage angry verbal outbursts

A hands-on activity for social skill training and anger management for children on the autism spectrum

In social skills training in schools and psychotherapy settings, young people on the autism spectrum often struggle with controlling angry verbal outbursts.  The Filter the Anger Activity is designed to:

* Raise awareness of okay vs. not-okay things to say when you are mad

*Introduce and reinforce the idea that thoughts can be “filtered” before [...]

Game-like elements for teaching social skills to children with Asperger’s and other autism spectrum disorders, Part 1

Use games and fun to increase engagement and learning in autism social skills training

Use games and fun to increase engagement and learning in autism social skills training

Teaching social skills to children with Asperger’s and other autism spectrum disorders can be much more effective when it is engaging and fun.  By the time children with autism ends up in our classrooms  or psychotherapy offices, they are often feeling [...]

Welcome to Autism Teaching Strategies

I’m glad you found this website and blog.

I love learning about social skills training for young people with autism, and sharing ideas with other professionals who do similar work.  In this blog, I will be passing on some of what I have learned.

I love my “day job” with  The Watson Institute, in Sewickley, Pennsylvania.  I [...]