Taking CHARGE of My Rainbow of Emotions
Are you looking for the perfect way to provide better tools for individuals with autism spectrum disorder? There is help! Identifying, expressing, and dealing with their emotions in a socially acceptable way poses challenges for many children with autism spectrum disorder and related disorders. Starting with a checklist for assessing one’s emotions, this innovative resource goes on to provide caregivers with a framework for giving students the tools they need to become effective emotional managers.
Using the visual of a tool belt, strategies are grouped into the following categories: Chat Tools, Help Thinking Tools, Amusement Tools, and Exercise Tools – all tools have proven helpful for individuals with autism spectrum disorder, who struggle with social-emotional challenge. Lots of forms and visuals make this a practical and ready-to-use guide for any caregiver.
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