10 steps to reducing your child's anxiety on the autism spectrum : the CBT-based 'fun with feelings' parent manual / Michelle Garnett, Tony Attwood, Louise Ford, Julia Cook, Stefanie Runham.

By: Garnett, Michelle.
Contributor(s): Attwood, Tony | Ford, Louise | Cook, Julia | Runham, Stefanie.
Publisher: London ; Philadelphia, PA : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2020Description: 254 pages : 25 cm : illustrations.Rating: 4-8 years.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781787753259.Other title: Ten steps to reducing your child's anxiety on the autism spectrum.Subject(s): AUTISM | CHILDREN | EMOTIONS | ANXIETY | COGNITIVE BEHAVIOUR THERAPY | PARENT GUIDES | Cognitive therapy for children -- Popular works | Cognitive therapy for childrenGenre/Form: Popular works.DDC classification: 618.9285882
Contents:
Introduction and overview of how to use "Fun with Feelings" to decrease your child's anxiety -- 1. Understanding anxiety in ASD -- 2. The environmental toolbox -- 3. The parent toolbox -- 4. Small steps to conquer big fears -- 5. Happiness -- 6. Sadness and happy tools -- 7. Worry and thought tools -- 8. Relaxation -- 9. Anger and physical tools -- 10. Affection and social tools -- Final word -- Appendix A: Anxiety survival plan -- Appendix B: Instructions to prepare the puppets for the programme -- References
Summary: Recognising, expressing and understanding emotions helps young children make sense of their life experiences. Children diagnosed with autism can have significant difficulties with recognising and processing emotions which can lead to high levels of anxiety as they struggle to make sense of the unpredictable world around them. The 'Fun with Feelings' programme is designed to help parents support their children with emotional regulation and to decrease anxiety. This guide is structured around 10 stages. The initial four stages prepare parents to implement the programme with their child. These stages help parents understand the causes of anxiety and provide practical strategies for creating a toolbox to reduce anxiety. The final six stages are used in conjunction with Having Fun with Feelings on the Autism Spectrum: A CBT Activity Book for Kids Age 4-8, allowing parents to support their child while working through the activity book. Written by world-leading experts in the field, 10 Steps to Reducing Your Child's Anxiety on the Autism Spectrum provides the steppingstones for parents of young children with autism to better understand their child's emotional skill set and empower them to understand and articulate their feelings.
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Introduction and overview of how to use "Fun with Feelings" to decrease your child's anxiety -- 1. Understanding anxiety in ASD -- 2. The environmental toolbox -- 3. The parent toolbox -- 4. Small steps to conquer big fears -- 5. Happiness -- 6. Sadness and happy tools -- 7. Worry and thought tools -- 8. Relaxation -- 9. Anger and physical tools -- 10. Affection and social tools -- Final word -- Appendix A: Anxiety survival plan -- Appendix B: Instructions to prepare the puppets for the programme -- References

Recognising, expressing and understanding emotions helps young children make sense of their life experiences. Children diagnosed with autism can have significant difficulties with recognising and processing emotions which can lead to high levels of anxiety as they struggle to make sense of the unpredictable world around them. The 'Fun with Feelings' programme is designed to help parents support their children with emotional regulation and to decrease anxiety. This guide is structured around 10 stages. The initial four stages prepare parents to implement the programme with their child. These stages help parents understand the causes of anxiety and provide practical strategies for creating a toolbox to reduce anxiety. The final six stages are used in conjunction with Having Fun with Feelings on the Autism Spectrum: A CBT Activity Book for Kids Age 4-8, allowing parents to support their child while working through the activity book. Written by world-leading experts in the field, 10 Steps to Reducing Your Child's Anxiety on the Autism Spectrum provides the steppingstones for parents of young children with autism to better understand their child's emotional skill set and empower them to understand and articulate their feelings.

4-8 years

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