The Autism Playbook for Teens: Imagination-based mindfulness activities to calm yourself, build independence and connect with others.
Teens with autism have the potential to be excellent actors. They are natural observers-able to study, imitate, and learn social behavior. The Autism Playbook for Teens is designed to bolster these strengths with mindfulness strategies and roleplaying scripts, while also helping teens reduce anxiety, manage emotions, be more aware in the present moment, and connect with others.
This book offers a unique, strengths-based approach to help teens with autism spectrum (including Asperger's Syndrome) develop social skills, strengthen communication, and thrive. The activities contained in each chapter are custom-designed to work with the unique perspectives, sensory processing, neurological strengths and challenges that teens with autism bring to their encounters with the social world. By engaging in these activities, teens will gain an authentic awareness of their surroundings, leading to better social interaction that is also rewarding, interesting, and fun.
The delightful and creative activities in this book are grounded in well-documented clinical observations and current empirical studies. They also take into account the real neurological differences that exist in young people with autism, and focuses on the unique pathways needed to connect with and inspire these exceptional and fabulous teenagers.
This is the only book available for teens with autism that specifically integrates mindfulness skills and imaginative scripted roleplaying activities for building authentic social experiences.
- ISBN-13: 9781626250093
- Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
- Publication date: 8/1/2014
- Pages: 176
- Age range: 13 - 18 Years
Are They Selling Her Lips?: Advertising and Identity
How much and what kind of power does advertising exercise over us, especially over our self-image, asks psychologist and advertising consultant Moog in this penetrating, authoritative study of techniques designed to seduce consumers of all ages from every social, ethnic and economic group. Citing examples of the damaging effects of pervasive advertising on her patients, Moog shows that a language of symbols sells fantasies, often subliminally, and imposes an unrealizable ideal lifestyle. Ads exploit guilt, insecurities and obsession with youth, and cater to vanity and social status, the author argues; also, they largely determine our sexual and political choices and influence cultural attitudes.
- Hardcover: 236 pages
- Publisher: William Morrow & Co; 1st edition (March 1990)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0688087043
- ISBN-13: 978-0688087043
Images in Language, Media, and Mind
Featuring the chapter: Ad images and the stunting of sexuality by Carol Moog
- ISBN-13: 9780814122815
- Publisher: National Council of Teachers of English
- Publication date: 1/28/1994
- Pages: 231