RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 800035503 LA English T1 Exploring feelings for young children with high-functioning autism or Asperger's disorder : the STAMP treatment manual A1 Scarpa, Angela,, Wells, Anthony,, Attwood, Tony,, YR 2013 SN 9781849059206 1849059209 9780857006813 0857006819 AB Young children with autism have particular difficulty in understanding and controlling their emotions, especially where those emotions are negative. This practical manual for professionals provides a set of simple strategies to help children with high-functioning autism or Asperger's syndrome who suffer from mood difficulties to decrease negative feelings and increase positive feelings in daily life. Using a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approach, "The Stress and Anger Management Program" ("STAMP") is designed specifically for young children in their early school years. The book outlines a 9-session program using methods, games and activities that are developmentally appropriate. Treatment components include affective education, cognitive restructuring, social and group stories, and the emotional toolbox. A parental component is also included to support practice at home and promote generalization outside of the classroom or therapy setting. This is a dynamic and effective resource for professionals working with young children with autism spectrum disorders including teachers, psychologists, speech therapists, behavioral therapists, occupational therapists and social workers.