From Like to Love for Young People with Asperger’s Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder) — Tony Attwood and Michelle Garnett

Learning How to Express and Enjoy Affection with Family and Friends Children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) often find it difficult to express like or love for someone. This book, by the leading experts, addresses this issue in practical terms, providing carefully created activities in which parents can help a child with ASD to develop their ability to understand…

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CBT for Children and Adolescents with High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders — Angela Scarpa, Susan Williams White and Tony Attwood

This book helps clinicians harness the benefits of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for children and adolescents with high-functioning autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Leading treatment developers describe promising approaches for treating common challenges faced by young people with ASD—anxiety and behavior problems, social competence issues, and adolescent concerns around sexuality and intimacy. Chapters present session-by-session overviews of each intervention program, review its…

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Exploring Feelings for Young Children with High-Functioning Autism or Asperger’s Disorder — Angela Scarpa, Anthony Wells and Tony Attwood

The STAMP Treatment Manual The Stress and Anger Management Program (STAMP) uses a cognitive behavioral approach to encourage children who suffer from mood difficulties to explore and control their emotions. This practical manual outlines a dynamic and effective 9-session program designed specifically for young children with high-functioning autism or Asperger's syndrome. Young children with autism have particular difficulty in understanding…

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Benefits of Mindfulness by Dr David Zimmerman, Clinical Psychologist

The term "mindfulness" has been used to refer to a psychological state of awareness and is defined as a moment-to-moment awareness of one's experience without judgement. Several disciplines and practices can cultivate mindfulness, such as yoga, tai chi and qigong, but most of the literature has focused on mindfulness that is developed through mindfulness meditation. It is believed that regular…

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Imagining Autism by Wesley Turner, Psychologist

Improving Social Skills through Drama Though drama has long been viewed as a useful way for individuals to improve their ability to read others’ beliefs and intentions, empirical investigation into drama’s effectiveness as a means of social skills training has been fairly limited for quite some time. Two of the greatest issues limiting the effectiveness of social skills training with…

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