Autism Spectrum Package
- Suitable for play therapy, child therapy, school counseling and many other educational environments
- Offers a nice variety of tools for working with children on the spectrum
- Suitable for children in elementary school and middle school
- Economical way to add additional counseling and educational tools to your collection
Too Much, Too Little, Just Right: A Social Communication Game: People communicate using not only words, but also tone of voice and body language. Many children, however, fail to notice these relatively subtle social cues. This game teaches children to pay attention to tone of voice, observe body language, and note how these cues affect the message. Children assume two roles during game play: Messenger and Listener. They learn by observing others and by getting immediate feedback about their own expressive abilities. They learn to adjust volume, expression, gestures, and other physical cues in order to communicate effectively and achieve greater self-control. Acquiring these skills helps children develop more appropriate and satisfying social relationships. Ideal for 2 to 8 players, this game can be easily used with larger groups or classrooms as well. Because it focuses on social interaction among players rather than on a game board, it can be played virtually anywhere. Clearly focused and easy to use, Too Much, Too Little, Just Right is an exceptional tool for those working with children who have autism spectrum disorders. Included with the game, and also available separately, is an Express-o-Meter, a sliding ruler that allows you to give students feedback about whether they are communicating appropriately.
Figure Me Out Board Game: Suitable for ages 6-12. This game helps kids get to know each other. The game develops social skills by helping children learn to gather information about others and share information about themselves. Children take turns assuming the role of a reporter, getting to the bottom of a story by using Who, What, When, Where, and How questions to figure out what another player is thinking. These conversational skills are used to teach children how to begin and maintain an interesting conversation. A variety of topics (a hobby that interests me, a movie I saw recently, my favorite season, etc.) are used to generate ideas, or stories, for the players to figure out. The object of the game is to complete a full circuit of the game board and file your story by the deadline. Designed for children with Asperger Syndrome in mind. For 2-6 players. Includes: Game board, Die, 6 Pawns, 48 Topic Cards, 6 Question Cards, 6 Card stands, Second Chance Spinner, and Instructions.
Faces and Feelings Listening Lotto: Develop listening skills and learn to identify feelings and facial expressions, while having fun playing lotto! Suitable for child therapists, counselors, teachers, and parents. Explore the look and tone of emotions as kids match narrative statements to photographs of kids faces showing different expressions. To play, players listen to the CD and place a tokens on the images on their game cards that match what they hear. Each game includes (12) 5.5 x 8.5 game cards with 8 photos per card; 120 game tokens; an audio CD; and directions in English. (Note to school counselors: supports NCTE and NAEYC standards.) Includes 12 boards, 120 game tokens, and 1 CD. Suitable for children four to eleven-years-old.
Clue Cards: 5 Card Packs to Improve Social Communication: Help kids get a clue in social situations. Some children have trouble interpreting social situations, reading facial expressions and body language, and grasping metaphorical speech. Clue Cards are helpful for withdrawn, shy, and inattentive children, as well as children with Language Disorders or with Autism Spectrum and Asperger's Disorder.
Clue Cards help children and teens learn to perceive and understand the details of social presentation. An informative instruction booklet offers clear guidelines for using these 5 card decks: Get a Clue - Children find clues in 15 social situations and make inferences based on those clues; Faces and Feelings - Using 40 cards, children link expressions with associated emotions; Body Language: Matching photos and captions, children explore body language for clues about thoughts and feelings; The 5 Ws - Children analyze 10 social scenes by asking who-what-where-when-why questions; In Other Words - Kids learn 30 idioms and 26 proverbs that often pop up in social conversation. Clue Cards are a great way to help children develop the habit of noticing and inferring in social situations.
The Understanding Faces Board Game: Here's a great way to help children learn to read and understand facial expressions. Particularly useful with youngsters who have Asperger's Syndrome, this simple yet effective game helps any child develop fundamental social skills. It includes Situation Cards, which describe various emotion-soliciting scenarios, and Face Cards, which show children with different facial expressions. Taking turns, players draw a card from the Situation Deck and then try to find the corresponding Face Card. As they match feelings and facial expressions, players move along a colorful game board path that prompts them to make some faces of their own. When a child lands on a feelings prompt, he or she must convey the emotion named using facial expressions only. With practice, children begin to understand the link between facial expressions and feelings.
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