The Autism Playbook for Teens: Imagination-Based Mindfulness by Irene McHenry PhD, Carol Moog PhD, Susan Kaiser Greenland JD PDF

By Irene McHenry PhD, Carol Moog PhD, Susan Kaiser Greenland JD

ISBN-10: 162625009X

ISBN-13: 9781626250093

Teens with autism have the capability to be very good actors.
 
They are traditional observers—able to review, imitate, and study social behavior. The Autism Playbook for Teens is designed to reinforce those strengths with mindfulness techniques and roleplaying scripts, whereas additionally aiding children decrease anxiousness, deal with feelings, be extra acutely aware within the current second, and attach with others.
 
This booklet deals a different, strengths-based method of aid kids with autism spectrum (including Asperger’s Syndrome) enhance social talents, develop verbal exchange, and thrive. The actions contained in each one bankruptcy are custom-designed to paintings with the original views, sensory processing, neurological strengths and demanding situations that youth with autism carry to their encounters with the social global.  By carrying out those actions, youth will achieve an genuine understanding in their atmosphere, resulting in larger social interplay that also is lucrative, fascinating, and fun.
 
The pleasant and artistic actions during this ebook are grounded in well-documented scientific observations and present empirical stories. in addition they take note of the genuine neurological transformations that exist in kids with autism, and specializes in the original pathways had to connect to and encourage those unparalleled and extraordinary teenagers.
 
This is the single ebook to be had for youths with autism that particularly integrates mindfulness abilities and creative scripted roleplaying actions for construction genuine social experiences.
 

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Concentrate on your in-­breaths. ” 7 The Autism Playbook for Teens Let yourself fully experience this “wide awake” sensation as you breathe in and out three times, noticing the feeling of “awake” each time you breathe in and the feeling of calm each time you breathe out. If you want to play more with this, imagine big crunchy snowflakes coating parts of your body, shining in the sunlight as more flakes swirl beautifully around you, while you breathe in crisp, cold air. Does this imagery make you feel like smiling?

So, he doesn’t know when he is tired, cold, or hungry. He doesn’t realize that the way his body feels can affect his thoughts. Being hungry, for example, can make it harder to solve a math problem. He also doesn’t usually know what mood he is in. Mood can affect thoughts as well. If he doesn’t notice that he is in a “bad” mood, he doesn’t know why he is having more trouble than usual writing the first paragraph of an essay, for example. How can Charlie become more aware of his body and his feelings?

In this next exercise, you are going to play with creating nervous energy on purpose and then making your own personal pause button. You will gain a feeling of power when you learn to use your pause button. When you feel some of this power, you will feel more in control of yourself and more able to make decisions about when or whether to join or speak up in a social situation. You won’t just be reacting from your nervousness. 2: The Power of the Pause First, create some nervous energy. Make your body really jittery.

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