14 Simple conversation social skills kits for children with autism: Free games, prompts, worksheets, activities

Here are a number of my free resources to help children on the autism spectrum with various elements of conversation.  This post is to facilitate access to them.
To link to the resource, CLICK ON THE PICTURE.

Nonverbal communication prompts for children with autism

Use these in combination with a variety of [...]

Using imagination, imaginary creatures and art to engage children with ASD in work on social and emotional skills, Part 2: Free worksheet downloads

Here is a pair of worksheets designed to help children with high functioning autism to increase their awareness of social skills issues.

Here is a pair of worksheets designed to help children with high functioning autism to increase their awareness of social skills issues.

To download the PDFs for these worksheets, click on the red link below:
Click here:  Dark Force – Light Force Social Skills Worksheets
Many children with Asperger’s and other autism spectrum disorders are quite fond [...]

Using imagination, imaginary creatures and art to engage children with ASD in work on social and emotional skills, Part 1

In this blog post, I show some ways to harness the power of imagination to engage kids on the autism spectrum in social skills work.

In this blog post, I show some ways to harness the power of imagination to engage kids on the autism spectrum in social skills work.

Imagination and creativity in social skills work
Many children on the autism spectrum have remarkable imaginations.  In this blog post, I will tell you about two varieties of social / emotional [...]

Autism and listening skills: Visual prompt sheet and wall display to help

In this blog post, you can download this worksheet (shown in color and black and white).

In this blog post, you can download this worksheet (shown in color and black and white).

 

Visuals to help children with Asperger’s and other autism spectrum disorders to improve listening skills

Children on the autism spectrum can find it painfully difficult to tune into the words and meaning of other people.  They may hear extraneous sounds [...]

For social skills work: Easy instructions to download YouTube videos to your computer and play them back at good volume

YouTube video on computer

[Follow THIS LINK HERE to another blog post which explains in detail about using YouTube videos in counseling with young people on the autism spectrum]

How to save YouTube videos to your own computer:
There are various free online services for this.  The one I use is keepvid.com.  I have used it about a hundred times and [...]

Cognitive-behavioral therapy teaching materials for children with high functioning autism: Seven engaging activities with free downloads

In this post I provide links to seven CBT activities within my website

 

Cognitive-behavioral therapy and children with high functioning autism

I have posted an extensive amount of free counseling and teaching materials on CBT in the website.  The following post is to summarize them in one place and provide more convenient links to each of them.

To be connected with each free resource, click on the IMAGE.

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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 Emotion Worksheets: Links to each worksheet series

Follow the links below to sets of worksheets to help children deal with upsetting emotions.

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This single worksheet above is used as a tool to enable identifying an upsetting emotion and reflecting on when it occurred. Click HERE to go to this worksheet.

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This set of seven simple worksheets above deals with automatic negative thoughts, self-defeating behavior [...]

CBT Children's Emotion Worksheet Series: Basic Worksheet for Identifying the Emotion

I have posted a series of simple CBT worksheets on dealing with upsetting emotions. Here is the most basic worksheet, which is designed to enable children to reflect on their experience and describe it.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Upsetting Emotions

Many children are much more likely to describe how they feel when they are allowed to [...]

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

Here is the first of seven worksheets to help children to deal with upsetting emotions.  Other worksheets in this series name specific emotions such as sadness and anger.  This one allows the child to fill in his own emotion words.

Here is the first of seven worksheets to help children to deal with upsetting emotions. Other worksheets in this series name specific emotions such as sadness and anger. This one allows the child to fill in his own emotion words.

 

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Upsetting Emotions

In this post, I provide seven worksheets to [...]