We expect the kids we work with to regulate their emotions. But how do we get them to really understand what emotions are? Today’s topic is all about teaching kids to identify their emotions. Because, by definition, emotions are internal.
We can’t ignore that children have emotions. As behaviourists, we are trained to treat behaviours and not private events like thoughts and feelings. But how… Read More »Teaching Emotional Regulation with a 3-Point Scale
Inside Out, Disney’s new animated flick, is quickly winning over kids and adults. We love it, too. What appeals to us is that the movie brings emotions to life in a way that makes them easier for kids with Asperger’s and high-functioning Autism (ASD) to understand. So watch it once, twice or thrice with your kiddo, then talk about anger, joy, disgust, fear and sadness (the starring emotions). Don’t stop there: Continue the conversation on a daily basis to develop your sweetie’s ability to recognize and regulate her feelings, comprehend other people’s point of view and socialize more easily. Not sure how? These resources will help you help your child understand emotions:Read More »7 Ways To Help Your Asperger’s Child Understand Emotions