Autism & PDD Picture Stories & Language Activities Social Behaviors: Self-Control When Anxious

Patricia Snair Koski
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Ages: 12-17

Grades: 7-12

Some students with autism become anxious when asked to try something new. These lessons help those students learn that it's alright to be nervous or afraid and how to overcome their fear. The lessons in Self-Control When Anxious teach two key concepts – that they can overcome anxiety by believing that a new, first time activity will be fun and that they can control their anxiety.

Each four-picture story addresses specific behaviors related to self-control when anxious. Your students learn why quitting before trying is wrong, to push through their fear, and to try even if they make a mistake.

To reinforce learning, each lesson includes 10 Yes/No and 10 Wh- and How comprehension questions that will also improve expressive language skills. A simple role-play activity and easy-to-find props round out each lesson and create an exceptional learning environment for students with autism. The lessons are easy to adapt to individual, small group, or classroom therapy sessions.

Students with autism can unintentionally exhibit behaviors that are inappropriate. Change your students mindset and help them respond differently to their fears with the stories in Self-Control When Anxious. Situations include:

  • ice skating
  • riding a horse
  • playing a team sport
  • going to summer camp
  • kayaking
  • riding on a plane
  • going to a dance
  • doing Yoga

Complete Program includes: 28-page lesson plan book; 32, 8½" x 11" story cards; 10 perforated sheets with large print sentences, question flash cards, and wrong/right cards; progress monitoring chart; vinyl folder. (2014)