Helping Children with Social Cognitive Deficits, Including AS, HFA, and NVLD, Learn to Understand and Express Empathy and Emotions.
Understanding emotions - their own and others' - poses a major challenge for children with autism spectrum and other social cognitive challenges, causing frustration and misunderstanding and often behavioral outbursts. This collection of easy-to-use activities for children ages 4-18 gives parents, teachers, and others a valuable resource. Through a wide variety of experiences, children learn to identify and respond to their own feelings as well as the feelings of others, thereby improving their chances of maintaining and establishing fulfilling and successful social relationships. The appendix offers many activities and worksheets for emotions discussed in the book.