Friday, August 22, 2014

Social skills training videos

Hi folks.

I thought I would share with you some great videos on social skills ideas for persons on the Autism Spectrum.
They a produced with a great bunch of professionals and persons on the Spectrum.
I feel these are the sort of videos which can relate ideas in a way which many young persons, who may be struggling a little with social interactions, could be very comfortable with and find enjoyable. Personally, I have observed increased social skills training successes when the autistic person is actually 'relating' with another person on the Spectrum who can share their ideas and similar peer related feelings and skills with one another or in a group.
The video below uses a robot (in a space theme) to complement several interactions.
It is terrific.

The website is called 9th Planet 

I feel it is one of the best sources of social skills assistance I have seen for a while.

Here's an introductory video for you all to have a look at - enjoy ;)

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Back in 2014

Hello again folks.

I have been absent from my blog for some time now, due to having taken approximately 2 years overall off my work due to ill health.
I have jotted the odd post and article on sites such as LinkedIn and a couple of others, but have not been practicing in the counselling field. In my 'time-off' writing has still been one of my obsessive pleasures, and I have mountains of notes weighing down my desk currently. 
Also recently I was commissioned to co-write for a new developmental model for the Autism Spectrum - details of which I will elaborate on soon. This model is still in the process of being finalized and is yet to be passed by a medical/psychology board at a university in England. It was an honor to have been chosen as a co-author for this project and I was very humbled to have received the request.
I also write/post for a website's general science section, regarding earthquake activity (another of my passions -seismology/geology).

In 2014, I will be writing articles and ebooks regarding the Autism Spectrum. Some of these articles will be freely available to read and use on your websites and elsewhere, whilst others (including my books) will be available for purchase, hopefully through this website. I am in the process of piecing everything together and getting a bit better tech savvy in the process :)

Thankyou to those folks who have still been visiting my blog or are new to visiting here. It will be an even better place to pop in on in 2014 and in the meantime you may see some changes to the blog here and there.  

Cheers to you all,