ConnectABILITY

Additional Strategies for Teaching Safe Ways to Express Anger   Welcome Song – as in Sessions One and Two   Train Yoga – from Session Two   Visual Schedule (welcome, rules, game, story, calming activities, game, goodbye song)   Discuss …
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Taking Control of Your Anger   Welcome Song – as in previous sessions   Sliding Board yoga / seat push-up – from Session Three   Visual Schedule (welcome, puppet show, game, story, calming activities, goodbye song)   Puppet Show Bumble: …
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Conflict Resolution (Child To Adult)   Welcome Song   Visual Schedule and Rules (welcome song, puppet show, discussion, story, calming activities, song, goodbye song)   Emotion Dice (for younger children) – talk about how people are more similar than different. …
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Conflict Resolution (Between Peers)   Welcome Song   Visual Schedule and Rules (welcome song, puppet show, discussion, story, calming activities, song, goodbye song)   Review “Stop, Slow Down” visual   Puppet Show – Bessie is holding a toy car. Bumble …
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It is natural to become anxious when we do not understand what is expected in certain situations or settings. In other words, when environmental and/or situational demands become unclear, it can generate anxiety in many of us. All children experience …
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Asha is a three-year old girl who looks forward to playing in the outdoor sandbox. Asha gets very excited when she has a chance to dig with her hands and build mountains. However, when the teacher reminds Asha that it …
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Joining a group of children in a game or asking a friend to play can be very challenging for some children. Playing and interacting with others is an important social skill that children need to learn. As a parent, teacher, …
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Materials Required: 2 puppets 2 games for the puppet show (e.g., Connect 4, or Hungry, hungry hippos) puppet theatre (optional) visual schedule outlining the schedule for this session rules board crayons, markers or pencils (one per child) scissors (one per …
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Fact Sheet

What is Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)?
For diagnostic purposes in North America, this category of disorders is currently identified as Pervasive Developmental Disorders or PDD (1994, Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, American Psychiatric Association).
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