“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


Green Zone Picture Card Activity - Free Social Skills Game for Children on the Autism Spectrum

Green Zone Picture Card Social Skills Game – a free download


Children on the autism spectrum often struggle to discern the interests of other people and to take these interests into account in conversation.  This social skills game employs a powerful, picture-based strategy I would like you to try out.  I would then encourage [...]

Free Paper Fortune Tellers: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Games for Counseling and Classroom

To download the PDF files for these three paper fortune tellers, click on the RED link right below here:
CBT Paper Fortune Tellers for Anxiety & Other Issues
Helping children to work on upsetting emotions using a cognitive behavioral therapy game activities

Many young people have persistent problems with anxiety, sadness, anger and other upsetting emotions.  [...]

“Groupworld”: An Imagination Cooperation Activity for kids with Autism

Here is a fun, challenging activity for teaching cooperation skills.  I give you free downloads to set it up.

Groupworld Download
Imagination, cooperation, and children with high functioning autism

Here is a fun, challenging activity to promote group cooperation skills.  It is derived from an idea I found in a book years ago (see next page).  I have provided you with [...]

Christmas social skills paper fortune teller for kids with ASD (and other kids as well)



Giving compliments is a very important skill during the holidays.

Here is a something quick to make to help children with autism (and other children) to practice.

Here is the download.  Some commentary, photos and links to other resources on giving compliments are given below.

Click here: Christmas Social Skills Paper Fortune Teller – Download
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Emotion Cards - social skills games and activities to help teach emotional awareness to children with ASD

Here is a set of emotion cards that can be used in all kinds of ways in social skills teaching. There are two card decks which are used together: Emotion Word Cards and Question Cards.


Children with ASD and Emotional Awareness

Children on the autism spectrum may experience a range of challenges with respect to emotions.  [...]

Helping kids with ASD to give compliments: Picture/word downloads for social skills teaching

To download the illustrated panels shown below, click on “Giving Compliments Wall Display Download”

Giving Compliments Wall Display Download

Autism and Giving Compliments

Kids on the autism spectrum often do not give and receive compliments in accordance with social expectation. They might like something someone said, or something someone did, but they often fail to follow up [...]