“Buffering” Metaphor – Free Illustrated PowerPoint to help children with autism to understand interrupting

Children with autism and the problem of interrupting

Children with autism spectrum disorder often struggle to understand how to interrupt other people in a tactful manner. Children with ASD’s may have strong interests they feel compelled to share.  They may find it very hard to interpret the social cues that indicate that another person [...]

Using "Screens" in Counseling & Social Skills Teaching - Visual Tutorial and Free PowerPoints

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“Fix The Problem” Social Skills Game – Free Download

Here are 3 or the 40 Face Cards provided in this game kit. You download, print and cut them out.

You, the adult, read these scenarios aloud, while the children you are working with try to “fix the problem.”

 

You give out this game money to encourage participation. This game is fun but talking [...]

CBT Children's Emotion Worksheet Series: 7 Worksheets for Dealing with Anxiety

In this blog post there are seven simple worksheets to help children deal with anxiety.

In this blog post there are seven simple worksheets to help children deal with anxiety.

 

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Anxiety

In this post, I provide seven worksheets to help children explore their anxiety and begin to develop ways to cope with it.  It follows a CBT format similar to others in this series.  I designed these [...]

CBT Children's Emotion Worksheet Series: 7 Worksheets for Dealing with Anger

This is the first of seven free download worksheets to help children to cope with anger.  A CBT format is employed.

This is the first of seven free download worksheets to help children to cope with anger. A CBT format is employed.

 

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Anger

In this post, I provide seven worksheets to help children learn about their anger and find solutions for it.  It follows a CBT format similar to others in this series; check [...]

CBT Children's Emotion Worksheet Series: Draw your upset face and tell about it

Here is a simple worksheet to help children reflect on an upsetting incident and tell about it.

Here is a simple worksheet to help children reflect on an upsetting incident and tell about it.

This is the first worksheet in a series of free download worksheets to help children to understand their upsetting emotions and cope with them.  The worksheets have been designed for children with high functioning autism but they can be [...]

Minting New Thoughts: Engaging CBT Activity for kids with ASD and others

Here is a great activity for individuals or groups of kids to introduce or expand on how to cope with upset feelings.  It uses the metaphor of paper money that is first minted, and then shredded if it is defective or worn out. To do the Mint New Thoughts activity you need to print out [...]