A visual guide to help children on the autism spectrum recognize their strengths and overcome challenges
Introduction. 1. All People are Different. 2. What Are your Strengths? 3. An Important Strength Called Insight. 4. What Things are Hard for You? 5. Getting Better at Thinking about Challenges. 6. Getting Better at Working on Challenges. 7. Learning Activities.
Joel Shaul is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in ASDs. Through his organization, Autism Teaching Strategies, he provides workshops on social skills teaching and mental health treatment methods. He is co-creator of Ryuu social skills products, and author of The Conversation Train: A Visual Approach to Conversation for Children on the Autism Spectrum, The Green Zone Conversation Book: Finding Common Ground in Conversations for Children on the Autism Spectrum and Our Brains Are Like Computers: Exploring Social Skills and Social Cause and Effect with Children on the Autism Spectrum. He provides clinical and consultation services at The Watson Institute of Sewickley, PA. Joel's website can be found at www.autismteachingstrategies.com.
So often, even the smartest of children, are left floundering when it comes to self-reflection.
The ability to recognize strengths and face up to challenges is essential if children are to navigate the journey from meltdown to emotional maturity.
With inspired use of visuals and a linear layout, attractive to the Autism brain, Joel has provided us with just the ticket to embark on this journey.