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New Podcast Brian Mc Clean Mindfulness

24/07/2020

In this podcast Dr McClean identifies low arousal and rapport as crucial elements for learning and wellbeing. In addition, he offers practical tips about how we can use mindfuln...

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https://www.middletownautism.com/social-media/developing-a-worry-jar-7-2020

Developing a Worry Jar

22/07/2020

The Worry Jar is a strategy that is normally used with children and young people in mainstream settings. This structured concept aims to help make the idea of a worry more tang...

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https://www.middletownautism.com/social-media/problem-vs-reaction-7-2020

Problem Vs Reaction

21/07/2020

Reactions to challenging situations should be expressed in relation to the size of the problem encountered. Today’s resource is a visual support designed to help child and young pe...

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https://www.middletownautism.com/social-media/autism-little-learners-book-series-7-2020

Autism Little Learners book series

19/07/2020

This link provides access to a helpful series of COVID-19 related texts to explain specific topics and situations to our children and young people. Topics include: What is social...

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https://www.middletownautism.com/social-media/monkey-and-bananas-shoebox-task-7-2020

Monkey and Bananas Shoebox Task

18/07/2020

The use of structure can help to make tasks more easily achievable for the learner. Structure informs the learner of where to start, what to do and when the task will be finished....

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https://www.middletownautism.com/social-media/jar-of-positive-affirmations-7-2020

Jar of Positive Affirmations

14/07/2020

We know that sometimes our children and young people with autism may be aversive to touch and/or may not always find verbal affirmation meaningful.

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https://www.middletownautism.com/social-media/making-juice-step-by-step-7-2020

Making Juice Step by Step

13/07/2020

Promoting life skills and independence with autistic children and young people is crucially important. Simple tasks such as making juice can be a good place to start and may be...

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https://www.middletownautism.com/social-media/mobile-phone-agreement-7-2020

Mobile Phone Agreement

12/07/2020

Technology has been extremely helpful for many of us throughout lockdown, but it is important for us all to maintain a healthy balance of other activities daily, including screen f...

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https://www.middletownautism.com/social-media/qub-school-of-psychology-survey-7-2020

QUB School of Psychology Survey

11/07/2020

Queen’s University School of Psychology is carrying out research into the impact of camouflaging behaviour on the educational experiences of autistic pupils at mainstream post-prim...

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https://www.middletownautism.com/social-media/our-summer-wish-list-7-2020

Our Summer Wish List

11/07/2020

Our ‘Summer Wish List’ can be used to provide a degree of structure and predictability over the holiday period.

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https://www.middletownautism.com/social-media/autism-good-feeling-questionnaire-7-2020

Autism Good Feeling Questionnaire

10/07/2020

In his podcast Dr Peter Vermeulen discusses the importance of valuing happiness and quality of life as priority outcomes for autistic individuals. With this mind the Autism Good...

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https://www.middletownautism.com/social-media/developing-fear-ladders-7-2020

Developing Fear Ladders

08/07/2020

In this video, Middletown Trainer Advisor Edel Quinn explains the concept of the’ fear ladder’ and associated strategies that may be used to help your child with their fears. Fe...

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https://www.middletownautism.com/social-media/fear-ladder-resources-7-2020

Fear Ladder Resources

08/07/2020

Today’s resource offers two sample ‘fear ladder’ templates that you may use as is or adapt to suit the individual child or young person. It is based on the video we shared earli...

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https://www.middletownautism.com/social-media/taking-care-of-my-baby-doll-7-2020

Taking Care of my Baby Doll

07/07/2020

Pretend play may be difficult for some children with autism. Initiating and having an idea of what to do and how to use toys is abstract. Here is an example of introducing pr...

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