While ADHD and Asperger's appear similar in children, one is a neurobiological disorder and the other falls in the class of Autistic Spectrum Disorders. See the key differences and treatment options of each in this simple infographic.
Do you have students who do their assignments, but can’t remember to turn them in? Or maybe they want to get better test scores, but they can’t seem to initiate studying at home. Maybe they don’t even know what good study habits look like? Chances are good your students are struggling with executive function. I …
5 Phrases to Avoid Saying to An Anxious Child (and 5 Alternatives)
This infographic tells a story about how parents–with great love and affection–try to help their anxious children. It also tells a silent tale about what those children wish they could express to their parents about how they truly feel. //...
Anxiety is common in children with Asperger's and other autism spectrum disorders. Here is a set of 32 cards for you to download and cut out to play a therapy game. The cards feature eight children with different anxiety profiles. Card users identify with the children described on the cards and increase awareness of their own anxiety issues. This was pinned by pinterest.com/joelshaul/ . Follow all our boards. Tags: anxiety, Asperger's, social skills card game
Children with Asperger's and other autism spectrum disorders can get stuck in conversation patterns involving "lectures" and "monologues." These easy-to-print cards feature the eight "valid" forms of reciprocal conversation. There are also eight simple explanation cards (not shown in the picture). For about age 8 and up. This was pinned by pinterest.com/joelshaul/ . Follow all our boards. Tags: Asperger's, autism, teaching social skills, conversation, SLP.
Children with Asperger's and other autism spectrum disorders can get quite a lot of upsetting thoughts. Here are 50 pre-written thought bubbles that are easy to download, print and use (teachers, SLP's, anyone, not just therapists). Make a quick CBT, hands-on matching game or add a visual dimension to your work.
Showing concern appropriately when others are in distress is a challenging skill for anyone, but it can be particularly difficult for children with Asperger's and other autism spectrum disorders. I created a set of empathy practice cards for this purpose. This was pinned by pinterest.com/joelshaul/ . Follow all our boards. Tags: Asperger's, autism, social skills teaching, empathy
"Calm down" is a phrase that we all use, especially with kids when experiencing intense emotions. Here are some alternative phrases that just might yield better results, and an action plan to put them in place