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When My Autism Gets too Big! Understanding Emotional Competence
February 22, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm$20
Problems of emotional regulation and social competence are cognitive issues and can be thought of as learning disorders, not unlike a reading or math disorder. At the root of the problem we find a lack of skills needed to regulate one’s emotions, skills which make social situations and problems manageable. But these skills can be taught.
When a child lacks the skills needed to interact with others in a positive and successful way, he is likely to experience high levels of anxiety when faced with social situations. High levels of anxiety can easily lead to challenging or even explosive behavior.
This presentation will help parents re-think how they approach explosive or unexpected behaviors, and how to systematically work on the needed skill areas of self and social awareness, navigating relationships, and emotional regulation.
- Increase awareness of Emotional Intelligence as it relates to social thinking and behavior
- Explain the benefits of using systems to teach social/emotional awareness
- Discuss the connection between relationship building skills, relaxation and resiliency for children with autism