There is a selection of resources from my book “Asperger's Syndrome, A Guide for Parents and Professionals”.
My book is available from www.amazon.com
Also, available in Australia from Resources At Hand, www.resourcesathand.com.au
My Feelings Workbook
A workbook for teaching children about feelings and developing emotional intelligence.
by Aaron Wiemeier.
Tony Attwood recommend My Feelings Workbook for young children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder such as Asperger's syndrome. The activities are engaging for such children and will increase their ability to communicate and control emotions.
Secret Agent Society Social Skills Training Program
For more information on Secret Agent Society contact details are:
Phone: +61 7 3236 1212
Fax: +61 7 3878 5510
Postal Address: Social Skills Training Institute, PO Box 1300 Milton QLD 4064, Australia
The Secret Agent Society is an amazing new social skills program for 8 to 12 year-old children with High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders.
The program features a computer game with animated characters, interactive activities and home missions that teach children how to recognise and control their emotions and cope with social challenges such as talking and playing with others and coping with bullying. The computer game was a finalist for the Australian Interactive Media Industry Association Educational Game of the Year Award.
The game is complimented by a range of other fun activities that help children generalise their social skills to real life. These include a role-play based board game, foam darts game, walkie-talkie game and card games. Visual supports include colourful posters, stickers and portable ‘code cards’ that help children apply their new skills in everyday situations. Full-colour resources are also available for children’s parents, classroom teachers and other treating professionals.
A randomized controlled trial has shown that children who participated in the program showed greater improvements in social skills and emotional control than children who received treatment as usual for the two month intervention period. Children’s social skills improved both at home and at school, with 76% of children improving from having clinically significant delays in social functioning to showing social skills within the range of typically developing children. Improvements were also maintained five months after the program ended.
I think this is an excellent program and strongly recommend it to parents and professionals who are supporting children with High-Functioning Autism or Asperger’s Syndrome.
For further information go to www.sst-institute.net
Pupils with Asperger's Syndrome: Classroom Management
Special Needs Support Service, Meadgate Centre, Mascalls Way, Great Baddow, Chelmsford, U.K.
A resource and strategy manual for teachers.
The Morning News
How to Start a Conversation and Make Friends
Don Gabor, Sheldon Press, London, 1983.
The art of conversation for teenagers.