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A Week of Switching, Shifting, and Stretching

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A Week of Switching, Shifting, and Stretching
How to Make My Thinking More Flexible

This picture book assists children on the autism spectrum, and any child for that matter, in examining their black-and-white thinking in order to begin to think more flexibly rainbow thinking. Using repeated rhymes and illustrations, the child begins to recognize that the more flexible his or her thinking is, the better he or she is able to cope with the challenges that life presents, ultimately leading to fewer tantrums and meltdowns.


Lauren H. Kerstein
, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker who specializes in working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. After receiving a master’s in social work from the George Warren Brown School of Social Work, she completed a post-master’s fellowship at JFK Partners, the University Affiliated Program at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. In addition to children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders, Lauren works extensively with children experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship skill difficulties, as well as developmental or mental health needs. Lauren is the author of My Sensory Book: Working Together to Explore Sensory Issues and the Big Feelings They Can Cause: A Workbook for Parents, Professionals, and Children and a textbook about Asperger Syndrome; additionally, she is a guest blogger for SensorySpot.com. Finally, she is an adjunct professor at the University of Denver in the Graduate School of Social Work and a national speaker.  

ISBN: 9781937473891

Reviews (3)

LENEXA, Kansas
May 24 2016
Customer Review: Julie Huff - Great book for explaining flexible thinking to upper elementary students and goes well with social thinking curriculum.
LENEXA, Kansas
May 24 2016
Customer Review: Lynette Dunn Nastasi - Fun and useful.
LENEXA, Kansas
April 10 2015
This innovative book offers a positive way to empower children with ASD and related challenges to explore their thought patterns and develop greater flexibility. Children will find this book engaging with its fun storyline and colorful pictures. A special section for parents and professionals includes valuable insights into the thought patterns of individuals with ASD as well as creative activities to use when developing greater flexibility. I highly recommend this book to any parent or professional interested in tackling the often difficult, yet crucial, area of flexibility of thought.
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