There are many ways for kids to develop their social-emotional learning--and it doesn't have to be on the playground or in an unfamiliar place. This activity book for autistic kidsprovides your child with a safe space to learn and practice everything from coping with big emotions to taking turns and learning to compromise. Written by experienced therapist Emily Mori, MS, LCPC, CAS, Social-Emotional Learning for Autistic Kids helps kids develop fulfilling relationships and feel more confident in the world around them. Through 50 engaging activities, tips for adapting the activities, and advice for how parents and caregivers can be supportive, your child will gain the social and emotional skills--and confidence--they need for healthy self-esteem and a rich social life.
Inside Social-Emotional Learning for Autistic Kids, you'll find:
- 50 fun and creative activities. Research shows that creative expression helps to relieve stress and anxiety and helps kids communicate more openly. Through art, music, storytelling, and role-playing, your child will learn how to better navigate life's ups and downs.
- Real-life scenarios and skill-building, from practicing cool-down techniques and naming their feelings to learning how to hold and respect boundaries, make and maintain friendships, and speak up for themselves.
- Tips to adapt and extend activities. Tailor activities to your child's individual needs and abilities, and continue to support your child's social-emotional learning at home.
- A neurodiversity-affirming approach. Written by a certified autism specialist who empowers kids to embrace their unique strengths and needs.
- Format |Paperback
- Pages | 160 pp
- Age Range | 5-10 years
- Amazon rating | 5/5
About the Author
Emily Mori, MS, LCPC, CAS, clinical director of Maryland Counseling Associates, is a certified strength-based therapist and autism specialist. She has a master's degree in clinical mental health counseling from Johns Hopkins University and a bachelor's degree in psychology and sociology from Lebanon Valley College. Emily is passionate about and has extensive experience with helping autistic children, teens, and adults navigate challenges with transitions, academics, and family and social dynamics, among other issues.