A Step-by-Step Guide to an Engaging Approach to Treating Anxiety and Phobias in Children with Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities This book presents an enjoyable, simple model for tackling anxiety in children and teens with ASD, by building up tolerance to anxiety triggers, decreasing meltdowns and eliminating anxiety responses to fears and phobia. It covers common scenarios which can be adapted to suit the needs of each individual child or teen. By Karen Levine and Naomi Chedd
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Created by WSA professional advsiors, these Informational "Tear Sheets" contain general explanations of why specific therapies are needed by many children with Williams syndrome. Each informational sheet contains examples of age-specific goals and strategies which can be very helpful to therapists who do not have a wealth of experience with Williams syndrome. Or, download and print them for free here.
My Sister, My Friend is an endearing tale of two sisters, one who has Williams syndrome and one who does not. It is meant to be used as a tool for parents/teachers to read with their children. It will take you on a journey through the youngest child's questions about why her older sister is a little different from her. Throughout the book, Williams syndrome is discussed with respect, as well as accurate information. The journey begins with questions, but it ends with acceptance, understanding, love, and most of all, friendship.
Theresa Varnet; Spain, Spain & Varnet; This valuable booklet describes the process of finding and funding supported and independent living options for your adult with a disability. Ms. Varnet is a frequent speaker at WSA conventions and conferences.
A collection of articles about WS & Music, assembled by the therapists at the WSA Music Therapy Camp; Summary - includes in depth information about music therapy; music lessons etc. and how this options can be used to overcome developmental delays and other weaknesses.
Transition strategies for teens and young adults with WS - how to set up and carry out school transition plans.
Replays addresses the challenging behaviors seen in children with autism spectrum disorders and WS through a technique that involves interactive symbolic play. The book is written by Dr. Karen Levine, a member of the WSA Professional Advisory Board. Dr. Levine discussed Replays and its success with children with Williams syndrome at the 2008 WSA National Convention.
Ben's Big Decision describes many of the features and characteristics of a child with WS through the story of a young boy who is trying to decide what he wants to be when he grows up. An excellent book for inclusive kg thru 3 rd grade classrooms that have a student with WS