Taking CHARGE of My Rainbow of Emotions
Facilitator’s Guide and Workbook
NAPPA Award Winner!
Are you looking for the perfect way to provide better tools for individuals with autism spectrum disorder? There is help! 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
is a Disability Specialist Speech Pathologist and she has also completed a Masters in Special Education. She works with children, adolescents and adults with complex social, emotional and behavioural 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. Through her experience she has learnt that it is important to look beyond the tip of the iceberg and focus on the nine tenths that is below the surface to untangle the WHY? So when an individual is losing their cool or having a tantrum or having a meltdown they are trying to tell us that they lack the skills needed to effectively manage the challenging situaiton. They need you to help them learn how to identify their emotions, express and manage their emotions in appropriate ways. She also provides training both nationally and internationally.
She has developed the Rainbow of Emotions App for the iPad on the iTunes App Store:
. All proceeds from 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/