Let's Talk Emotions
Helping Children with Social Cognitive Deficits, Including AS, HFA, and NVLD, Learn to Understand and Express Empathy and Emotions
Understanding emotions - their own and others' - poses a major challenge for children with autism spectrum and other social cognitive challenges, causing frustration and misunderstanding and often behavioral outbursts. This collection of easy-to-use activities for children ages 4-18 gives parents, teachers, and others a valuable resource. Through a wide variety of experiences, children learn to identify and respond to their own feelings as well as the feelings of others, thereby improving their chances of maintaining and establishing fulfilling and successful social relationships. The appendix offers many activities and worksheets for emotions discussed in the book.
MEET THE AUTHOR
Teresa Cardon, PhD, CCC-SLP, is the Director of the Melisa Nellesen Center for Autism at Utah Valley University. She has worked with individuals on the autism spectrum for more 16 years in a variety of settings, including public schools. A well-respected researcher and practitioner, she has assisted thousands of families and their children as they work to improve their social communication skills. The author of Top Ten Tips: A Survival Guide for Families With Children on the Autism Spectrum and Initiations and Interactions: Early Intervention Techniques for Parents of Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders, Teresa provides interactive and motivating workshops on a variety of topics internationally.