Taking CHARGE of My Rainbow of Emotions
Are you looking for the perfect way to provide better tools for individuals with autism spectrum disorder?
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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.
MEET THE AUTHOR
Dolly Bhargava, MS, is a Disability Specialist Speech Pathologist and a master's degree in special education. She works with children, adolescents and adults with complex social, emotional and behavioral difficulties in a variety of settings such as schools, accommodation, post school options, supported employment and prisons. Many of the individuals she supports have experienced abuse, neglect, family disharmony, repeated bullying, suffer from drug and alcohol addiction. She developed the Rainbow of Emotions App for the iPad on the iTunes App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/rainbow-of-emotions/id628301874?mt=8. All proceeds fro the purchase of the app go to School for Parents (a not-for-profit organization). She has also written the hugely popular Getting Started series. These can be accessed as free downloads at: http://carsonst.wa.edu.au/parent-info/getting-started-books/