Children with ASD are often confused by our world of rules and
consequences, including how their behavior impacts another person or
situation. The result is often aggressive behavior. "The Way to A",
designed for children ages 3 to 9 years old, presents a simple, logical,
and systematic strategy that clarifies and sequentially teaches the
child how to manage his behavior by engaging in forethought and
self-analysis before acting out. What sets this strategy apart is that
it then goes on to give the child a personal and concrete incentive to
use the alternative behavior.
This book is also a great strategy for helping ANY children who are experiencing problems with repeatedly making negative behaviour choices. It is simple and straightforward, making a perfect lesson structure for individual or small or even large group lessons.
A Great Resource
A Superhero Social Thinking Curriculum provides educators, parents and therapists fun and motivating ways to teach students with social and communication difficulties (issues may be undiagnosed or diagnosed, such as Asperger Syndrome, high-functioning autism, ADHD, or even hearing impairment if it has impacted social skills). The three part cognitive behavioral curriculum helps students to develop further awareness of their own thinking and social behaviors and learn strategies to help them develop better self-regulation across a range of these behaviors. Created by Stephanie Madrigal and Michelle Garcia Winner
Another program that we use....
Self-regulation is something everyone continually works on, whether we are cognizant of it or not. We all encounter trying circumstances that test our limits from time to time. If we are able to recognize when we are becoming less regulated, we are able to do something about it to feel better and get ourselves to a better place. This comes naturally for some, but for others it is a skill that needs to be taught and practiced. This is the goal of The Zones of Regulation (or The Zones for short). Created by Michelle Garcia Winner
Currently in the SSRCE....
PATHS (Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies) is a program being used in schools in the SSRCE.The PATHS® curriculum is a comprehensive program that promotes emotional and social competencies, reducing aggression and behavior problems in preschool through elementary school-aged children, while simultaneously enhancing the educational process in the classroom. This program connects easily to ZONES, sharing similar concepts.