Fridays With The Blue Goddess; Lessons From An Adult With Autism

Fridays With The Blue Goddess; Lessons From An Adult With Autism

Autism A Journey Into the World of an Adult With Autism Every Friday I go to the mall with The Blue Goddess. The Blue Goddess is an adult with autism. She is not a “little autistic”, she has all the hallmarks of classic autism. Our journey together began over 15...
Aug 15, 2017 No Comments
Photo Face Collage: A Social Skills Activity for Recognizing Feelings

Photo Face Collage: A Social Skills Activity for Recognizing Feelings

Autism Not surprisingly, most children love making collages. So making a Photo Face Collage is an excellent activity for combining social skills and recognizing facial expressions. Children will have fun with this game while they are building a variety of skills!   This page...
Jun 14, 2017 6 Comments
Calm Down Kit for Older Children; Developing Emotional Self-Regulation

Calm Down Kit for Older Children; Developing Emotional Self-Regulation

Anxiety Sarah (my website partner) and I work organically. As play therapists, we set goals and intentions but we will always follow the child’s lead when an issue comes up. The same is true of our blog. We set a plan of what we are going to write about for the month,...
Mar 09, 2017 22 Comments
Some Problems Can’t be Solved

Some Problems Can’t be Solved

Anxiety Sarah and I are play therapists who also practice positive parenting. Over the years we have spent a lot of time helping children process their feelings, talk about their problems, and practice problem-solving. I cannot express how rewarding it has been. We have...
Feb 23, 2017 6 Comments
Integrate Critical Thinking Skills & Executive Functioning

Integrate Critical Thinking Skills & Executive Functioning

Anxiety A popular phrase in educational circles these days is “teaching critical thinking skills“. Our state believes that this skill is so lacking in our students that they have added critical thinking skills to the middle school and high school curriculum. A...
Jan 09, 2017 6 Comments