“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 [...]

Helping teen boys with high functioning autism to relate to girls: Card game activity and social skills teaching materials

In this blog post you can download the materials shown above.  The photo shows one of nine panels used for teaching or wall display, and three of thirty-two social skills teaching cards.

 

In this blog post you can download the materials shown above. The photo shows one of nine panels used for teaching or wall display, and three of thirty-two social skills teaching cards.

To download and print this resource, click on THIS LINK HERE.
To download the PowerPoint version of this resource (to project or show on [...]

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 [...]

Flexibility in kids with ASD - Card activity to teach this social skill to children on the autism spectrum

social skills teaching activity

Children on the autism spectrum struggle with rigidity. This blog post provides a social skills card game activity to help kids with ASD to become more aware of rigidity and to begin to work on some ways to cope.

Children with Asperger’s and other autism spectrum disorders have a lot of problems with rigidity.  They [...]

Teaching children with autism the social skill of discerning silly from serious

social skills training activity

Children on the autism spectrum often need help understanding levels of formality. This blog post provides you a colorful and fun social skills game to play. There are 32 cards for you to print out below.

Young people with Asperger’s and other autism spectrum disorders often struggle to understand what I call “levels of formality” [...]

Pie chart visuals: Great social skills tool to help kids with ASD to talk MORE or LESS in groups or class

Pie chart social skills teaching strategy for children on the autism spectrum

For children on the autism spectrum who talk too much – or too little – in group situations, this is a useful visual strategy.

Children with autism who talk too much or too little in group situations

Neurotypical people find this skills difficult also!  Remember that person who would’nt stop talking at the last party you [...]

The Conversation Box: Conversation training tool for children with high functioning autism and Asperger's

cards for conversation training for Asperger's and high functioning autism

Below are downloads and instructions for creating these conversation cards. They provide a good activity to help kids on the autism spectrum to practice different functions of conversation. Please scroll down to have a look at the various components.

Children on the autism spectrum usually don’t easily grasp the many functions of conversation. Here is a [...]

Helping kids with Asperger's to give compliments: Worksheets for social skills teaching

worksheets for autism social skills teaching

Children with autism tend to be really honest. This poses problems when it comes to giving compliments. I have some strategies and some simple worksheets here to help troubleshoot some obstacles to successful practice of this skill.

This is the third in a series of posts regarding teaching the social skill of giving compliments to [...]

Cognitive Distortion Thought Bubbles--Simple Cognitive Behavioral Method for kids with High Functioning Autism

Cognitive behavioral therapy method for children with Asperger's and autism spectrum disorders

These are pre-written thought bubbles. You use them to help kids with ASD to sort out the thoughts that lead to upsetting emotions. Downloads for dozens of these thought bubbles are at the bottom of this post. Scroll down and have a look.

To download the cognitive distortion thought bubbles, click on THIS LINK HERE.

For [...]

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.