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By Angela Scarpa

Kids with autism have specific trouble in knowing and controlling their feelings, specially the place these feelings are detrimental. This sensible guide for pros presents a suite of easy concepts to aid little ones with high-functioning autism or Asperger's syndrome that suffer from temper problems to diminish unfavourable emotions and bring up confident emotions in way of life. utilizing a Cognitive Behavioral treatment method, "The pressure and Anger administration software" ("STAMP") is designed in particular for young ones of their early tuition years. The publication outlines a 9-session software utilizing tools, video games and actions which are developmentally applicable. remedy parts contain affective schooling, cognitive restructuring, social and crew tales, and the emotional toolbox. A parental part can be incorporated to aid perform at domestic and advertise generalization open air of the study room or treatment atmosphere. it is a dynamic and powerful source for execs operating with youngsters with autism spectrum issues together with lecturers, psychologists, speech therapists, behavioral therapists, occupational therapists and social staff.

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You can repeat the song several times, if time allows. Having a CD of the song and words written on a poster board is helpful for the children to follow along with. 4. , Mr. Happy by Roger Hargreaves or If You’re Happy and You Know It by Jane Cabrera). Explain to the children: Our feelings change all the time. One feeling that most people like is feeling happy. So, let’s explore the feeling of happiness. Present each of the following questions on a card with a visual aid clue to the answer. Using butcher paper or on a whiteboard, write each child’s name at the top of the column and their answers for all to see.

STAMP incorporates a lot of singing, music, and simple craft activities, as might be seen in preschool, kindergarten, or first grade. Crafts can include using glue, tape, and scissors. Therapists can assist with the crafts; however, some children may have sensory responses to glue or other materials and it is important to assess if accommodations can be made to allow the child to participate. Songs and music, however, are involved in every session and they are harder to accommodate if a child has strong reactions to them.

During the upcoming week, decorate the shoebox together and discuss each of the tools you put inside. , favorite brush or toy). Please bring this toolbox with you each session. ” • Think something good about self Others Tools • Enjoyable activities • Encouragement • Illustrations of advice or coping skills • Humor • Social StoriesTM/power cards • Create a comfort kit ºÂº Earplugs ºÂº Bubblegum ºÂº Squishy ball ºÂº Bendable wire toy ºÂº Pad of paper/pen to write thoughts ºÂº Eucalyptus smelling salts ºÂº Water to cool hot face ºÂº Current book • Engaging in one’s special interest ºÂº Collecting ºÂº Science ºÂº Sports • Can be very powerful and soothing for kids with ASD • But should be controlled or timelimited to avoid excessive use Inappropriate Tools • Hurting self (suicidal throughts or self-injury) • Fights or damage • Retaliation • Retreating to fantasy world • Drugs/alcohol • Punishment • Affection (if it makes person more angry) Copyright © Angela Scarpa, Anthony Wells and Tony Attwood 2013 The STAMP Treatment Manual STAMP Group Session 3 Exploring Anxiety and Anger, and Physical and Relaxation Tools This session will continue to focus on anger, anxiety, and the emotional toolbox— our options for cooling down when we get angry or anxious.

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