Thinking About Thinking: How to build stronger executive functioning skills Webinar
This workshop will provide a brief overview of the key areas of executive functioning (that is, thinking skills). Participants will learn a variety of strategies to help strengthen their own or other’s thinking as well as supports to overcome barriers to executive functioning.
Sensory Processing in Autism: The Neuroscience & Practical Strategies for Home Webinar
This workshop will provide information about our current scientific understanding of the brain and the issues that can contribute to sensory processing differences. After explaining the science, participants will learn a variety of evidence-based strategies for families to try at home to help improve sensory reactions and empower autistic individuals to manage their sensory experiences.
The information in this toolkit was adapted from an 8-week course where parents and their children participate separately in weekly, 90-minute sessions to explore self-regulation concepts and develop skills to improve reactions to stressful situations. These program materials were adjusted to provide families with a general understanding of issues related to self-regulation and concrete strategies to try at home.
Early Sensory Over-responsivity in Toddlers With Autism Spectrum Disorders as a Predictor of Family Impairment and Parenting Stress
Parents of toddlers with autism participated in a study examining child sensory over-responsivity (SOR). The researchers address parenting stress and restrictions of activities linked with SOR.
Skills Training Group for Students With Autism Spectrum Disorder: Outcomes of an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy-based Program
This intervention study examined the impact of a skills training group with daily mindfulness exercises for junior high and high school students. Positive outcomes were found.
Sensory Processing Differences Toolkit
This toolkit is designed to provide autistic persons and their families with an introduction to the 8 sensory systems, questions to help determine the individual’s most impacted sensory systems, and to give an overview of strategies to try at home. Additional resources, including an overview of professional treatment options, are provided along with recommended reading and websites.