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Caring for Myself A Social Skills Storybook

by Christy Gast and Jane Krug

Caring for Myself is an entertaining and educational social skills storybook that will help children with ASDs to understand the importance of taking care of their bodies.

Full Description:   

For a child with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), even everyday activities like brushing your teeth, washing your hands or visiting the doctor can cause anxiety and stress because of the sensory, cognitive and communication impairments they experience.

Caring for Myself is an entertaining and educational social skills storybook that will help children with ASDs to understand the importance of taking care of their bodies. Fully illustrated with colour photographs, it sets out fun, simple steps that explain what caring for yourself actually involves - how you can do it, where it is done and why it is important.

At the end of each story is a handy 'Pause for Thought' page for parents which offers tips and strategies to help a child with each activity. This charming book will be much loved by children with ASD and will enable them and their parents to cope with the daily activities that can be such a challenge.

"As adults, we frequently take for granted the daily routines which have become such an integral part of our lives. For many children, however, the unfamiliarity of these activities can instill fear or uncertainty, or promote the impression that the tasks are overwhelmingly difficult or complicated. With beautiful photos and simple, reassuring text, the authors and illustrator have created a remarkable resource. The step-by-step information will enable children to become familiar with basic routines so that they can approach them with both confidence and competence."
Laurel A. Hoekman, Executive Director, The Gray Center for Social Learning and Understanding
"These picture/word stories are to be enjoyed as they teach practical life skills to our children by making the information explicit and user friendly. The information is clearly presented and sequenced so it makes sense to our children, pairing language with pictures. It also helps parents learn how to break down these tasks into smaller steps that can guide them as to how best to teach this information to their children."
Michelle Garcia Winner, Center for Social Thinking, Inc

246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 96pp

Acknowledgments.

  • Introduction.
  • 1. Washing My Hands.
  • 2. Getting My Hair Cut.
  • 3. Taking My Bath.
  • 4. Going to My Doctor.
  • 5. Brushing My Teeth.

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