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A practical guide to happiness in children and teens on the autism spectrum : a positive psychology approach

Author: Victoria Honeybourne, (Language and communication teacher)
Publisher: London, UK ; Philadelphia, PA : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Bringing a...positive approach to mental health and autism, the guide is full of practical ideas for helping children strengthen their self-worth, optimism and receptivity to happiness. It also reveals how children can build resilience and better understand their feelings, giving them the skills to flourish and thrive and to ward off negative thoughts. The activities are ideal for all learning levels and can be  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Victoria Honeybourne, (Language and communication teacher)
ISBN: 9781785923470 1785923471
OCLC Number: 992433405
Description: 215 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction. 1. If you only have five minutes... 2. Understanding the autism spectrum. 3. Understanding positive psychology. 4. Recognising, identifying and using character strengths. 5. Cultivating positive emotions. 6. Positive coping. 7. Meaning and Purpose. Glossary. References. Further Resources / Reading. Appendix A: Strengths Cards. Appendix B: Happiness Survey. Appendix C: Optimistic Planning Sheet. Appendix D: Dealing with setbacks. Appendix E: Overcoming anxieties. Appendix F: Values List. Index of activities.
Other Titles: Guide to happiness in children and teens on the autism spectrum
Happiness in children and teens on the autism spectrum
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Give a young person with autism the tools to grow up healthy and happy, with this practical guide to emotional wellbeing. Informed by positive psychology (also known as the science of happiness) and  Read more...

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