Winner of a 2008 Teachers’ Choice Award! Anxiety can be debilitating for anyone, but it can be especially confusing for a child. Learning about emotions helps children recognize connections between thinking and feeling, and helps them identify the physiological effects of anxiety on the body (sweating, increased heart rate, crying, etc.). This book provides a guide for caregivers and then the workbook section allows children to identify situations that make them anxious and learn how to perceive the situation differently.
Overview of the Exploring Feelings Program
Introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
Modifications to Conventional Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
Comic Strip Conversations
The Emotional Toolbox
Additional Tools for the Toolbox
Research Evidence on the Effectiveness of Exploring Feelings
Sessions 1 through 6
About the Author:
A clinical psychologist from Brisbane, Australia, Dr. Tony Attwood has over thirty years of experience with individuals with autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD). He has worked with several thousand individuals, from infants to octogenarians, from profoundly disabled persons to university professors. Dr. Attwood works in private practice in Brisbane, but is also adjunct professor at Griffith University, Queensland. He presents workshops and training courses for parents, professionals, and individuals with autism all over the world. In addition, he is a prolific author of scientific papers and books. His books and videos on Asperger’s Syndrome and high-functioning autism are recognized as the best offerings in the field. Over 300,000 of his book Asperger’s Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals have been sold, and it has been translated into twenty languages.