5 Steps to Emotional Intelligence

Dr. Jeanette McAfee, author of the curriculum, Navigating the Social World: A Curriculum for Individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome, High Functioning Autism and Related Disorders, has created this five step process to help children with mild autism and Asperger’s 1) recognize and label their own positive and negative emotions, and 2) help them understand nonverbal, tone […]

You Can Find the Beginning of People Smarts Here

As a therapist working with children with Asperger’s syndrome, I find it most helpful to begin teaching social skills with an explanation of what I will be helping them do in our sessions together.  A child with Asperger’s is usually average to very smart in the areas of facts and black-and-white rules.  Unfortunately, people smarts […]