Laura Green is a psychologist and massage therapist. She is also a PhD candidate in Melbourne, Australia, exploring the impact of developmental disability on families. She is passionate about all things wonderful in the world of psychology, health and yoga.
This journal is a great way to set up a bedtime ritual that allows you to release the day and set up for an optimal quality of sleep and productivity the next day. It allows you to practice daily gratitude which is linked to improvements in mood and overall mental health.
This book is an introduction to mindfulness. It offers a handful of mindfulness techniques to be completed over a month. If you want simple and quick ways to reduce your daily stress and improve your mood, this book is for you.
This book teaches children with autism spectrum disorder & Asperger's that they don't have to dob on their friends and classmates for breaking small rules. This common problem often leads to less social interaction, others don't want to be around a "dobber". Kids with ASD are literal thinkers and believe that they must make sure everyone follows rules, nice characteristic but doesn't win friends!
This Social Story™ was written for a child who started school but wasn’t coping so a decision was made to pull him out until the next year. The story explains this decision to him. It is blank so that your family can take photos for each page of your child doing each action or he/she might want to illustrate it. This can also be a good way to introduce the idea of school to your child.
This Social Story can be used by parents and teachers in classrooms and schools to teach children about a classmate that has autism spectrum disorder. It can be read in chapters to avoid overwhelming younger children. This version is blank so each child in class can contribute to "their" book and draw a picture. Another version will be created with pictures and one with no names to add your own.
This Social Story was created for a beautiful child who thought it was ok that he got bullied because he has Asperger's Syndrome. It can be used as a general explanation of Asperger's and Autism but if bullying isn't a current concern it would be best to remove the pages that refer to bullying and just keep the general information about Asperger's. It is part of a larger Autism Awareness series.
Choices is a Social Story that can be used with children who believe that they don't have a choice in their bad behaviour. It is designed to introduce the concept that we don't have to use limited ways of reacting to common emotions like anger, sadness and worry. It is a great way to introduce calming strategies to children and to support Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) interventions.
Haunted House is a Social Story designed to help parents explain autism to siblings. It uses the metaphor of living in a haunted house to give the reader insight into what it is like to have autism and why they have difficulties living in our world. As it is a basic explanation of autism, it can be used for all family members and the wider social network surrounding the individual with ASD too.
Social Story for children trying to understand why they have to visit their biological father when they have a Dad at home (step-dad that they call Dad). It can be adapted to the child's particular situation. It has been designed to be printed out so that the parent inserts the names of their family members to make it personal. This would suit families where the child is very young or has autism.
This book has been created to support parents, teachers and carers to explain the death of a family member, friend or pet. It uses simple language and pictures and can be adapted into a Social Story for teaching kids with developmental disorders to understand death.
The Best Thing About Lily has been created to support children through the death of a pet. It has been used successfully as a Social Story for teaching children with autism about death. It is a good option to print the book out or read to the child on their iPad or iPod.
Imagine if you could shake off what happened to you at work and start the night fresh. If you could stop your kid coming home like a mini tornado. This book will teach you simple mindfulness techniques for combating work and school stress and help to prevent burnout. If your work is effecting your home life, or your kids are coming home grumpy and distressed from school, this book is for you.