Life Skills for Children with Autism, Asperger’s, or ADHD
Does your child or a loved one suffer from autism, Asperger’s, or ADHD? If the answer is “yes”, have you heard about the wonderful workbooks geared towards helping children that struggle with certain life skills?
According to an article at autismdailynewscast.com, “Life Skills Workbooks for Children”
“My Rails Publishing releases two more life skills workbooks for young children with autism, Asperger’s, or ADHD. The workbooks develop executive functioning and theory of mind, the skills to plan and to understand how others think and feel. The latest addition of workbooks will help children who struggle with waiting their turn or washing hands.
These workbooks offer children the opportunity to practice life skills in a fun way following their own superhero and her brother from the first Adrian and Super-A book. They will help both parents and special educations teachers with explaining daily routines to their children and students. Some of the exercises encourage to use own photos of family members. And the colorful pictures of how to wash hands will appeal more to visually oriented children than just a written social story, one of the most common methods used for children with autism today.
All the four workbooks published so far include a small memory game at the end. In one of workbooks the child pairs the wrong and right way to wash hands, and then has to find a towel or a soap to give to the book character who forgot to use them.
Adrian and Super-A, and their friends Thummie the Thumb and Little Miss Trigger, will let themselves be guided by the child through the steps of washing hands and everyday situations where a child has to learn to wait. To motivate the child into solving the simple life skills challenges, the workbook uses Lego bricks, trains, or building blocks. These are interests often found in a child with autism. The “Lego exercises” also serve as a visual instruction, showing how the child should tackle the life skills exercises that follow.” To read the entire article click here.
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