Asperger Syndrome

An estimated 1 in 500 people have Asperger Syndrome (AS), and many who receive treatment as children go on to live healthy, happy, productive lives. Between Sessions offers therapist resources that help you treat the children in your practice who have been diagnosed with AS. Download therapy tools such as games, handouts, stories and worksheets for your next session. Our child therapy resources are created and designed by professionals so you can count on their quality. Check out AS resources for teens and adults, too.

Controlling Your Voice Volume - Kids — This worksheet/game is designed to teach children the importance of using an appropriate voice volume. It asks children to match various scenes to a chart indicating the appropriate voice volume. (1020, ADHD, ASD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Selective Mutism)

Conversation Land Board Game — This board game teaches conversation to children, asking them to think and talk about subjects like being bored in a conversation, non-verbal language, taking turns, and much more. There are two versions of the game, one for lower elementary school and one for upper elementary school. (social skills, ASD, 1020)

What Makes Friend Word Search — This worksheet is designed to help children understand the value of friendships. (emotional intelligence, social skills, Asperger Syndrome, ADHD).

What Is In The Cave — This 3-part projective technique can be useful in assessing and treating children with fears and anxiety disorders. Form Type: PDF (0715)

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Starting Conversations with Positive Comments and Compliments (Kids) — This simple board game gives children the chance to practice giving compliments to others. (social skills, making friend, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, behavior, conversation skills, game, 0221)

Emotions Card Game — The Emotions Card Game is designed to help teach a variety of skills to children and teens related to awareness of emotions and problem-solving. The cards are intended to be used in a flexible manner. The instructions describe four different games than can be played. 27 pages (1118, emotional intelligence)

Teaching Social Flexibility (Card Game) — This activity for kids and teens teaches the importance of flexible social thinking. It includes two “poster” handouts to open a discussion on flexible thinking and a simple card game to practice new skills. (Asperger Syndrome, social intelligence, autism, ADHD, 1018)

Ready Set Respond Game for Kids — This social skills game helps kids learn to take responsibility for their actions in social situations. It’s a fun group game and particularly useful for kids with ADHD and kids on the Autism Spectrum. Recommended for grades 3-7. (052318)

Family Communication Dice Game — This dice game can be printed on heavy stock paper and then assembled. It is a fun game designed to enhance family communication. The blank die makes it easy to customize the game for many purposes. Type: PDF (1014)

Teaching Young Children To Listen — This simple game is played like the classic game Simon Says. It can be used to teach young children the importance of listening to adult requests. PDF

Feelings Toss — This game is designed to help children express their feelings. Players toss a penny and tell about a time they had a particular feeling. Form Type: PDF

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Asperger Syndrome Fact Sheet — Basic facts on symptoms of Asperger Syndrome. (PDF)

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Kindness - Pass it On Poster — This poster is designed to help people remember the importance of daily acts of kindness. (0715)

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Complimenting Others — This story is designed to help children see the importance of complimenting others. Form Type: PDF

Getting Along With Others — This story helps children see the benefits of getting along with siblings and friends.

Following the Rules — This story helps children see the importance of following adult rules. Form Type: PDF

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Understanding Body Language (Kids) — This worksheet asks children to draw actors on stage expressing emotions without speaking. It is designed to be an introduction to understanding body language. (0521, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder)

The Gift of Caring Words (Kids) — This worksheet asks children to think about the importance of using caring words, particularly if another child is in distress (0321, empathy, behavior, ADHD, social skills)

Identifying Social Problems on the Problem Planet (Kids) — This worksheet asks children to think about the kinds of social problems that children may have (0221, social skills, ADHD, ASD)

What Do You Have in Common With the People You Know? — This worksheet asks children to think about common interests they have with people they know. Common interests are the basis of making friends. (0121, social skills, friend-making)

Understanding Consequences — This worksheet is designed to children understand that there are consequences misbehavior and breaking rules. The worksheet asks them to match pictures of children breaking the rules to the appropriate consequences and to think about times they have had consequences for misbehavior. (ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, ODD, behavior problems, consequences, 1120)

Greeting People for the First Time — This worksheet asks kids to think about the best ways to greet people when meeting them. (social skills, ASD, ADHD, 1219)

Being Polite (Kids) — This worksheet for kids addresses two issues – being kind and being truthful. The exercise asks kids to answer the question by filling in a word/number puzzle. Ages 7+.(character education, kindness, behavior, social skills, 1119)

Being Alone and Being with Others - Card Game — This simple card game is designed to help children and younger teens understand the consequences of being alone. There are three types of cards. The first type of card encourages children to make pro-social choices. A second card type helps children develop more pro-social thinking. The third type of card asks children to talk about experiences being alone and being with others, opening up conversations about what they can do differently. (Asperger Syndrome, ASD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, 0519)

Control Meter for Personal Space — Kids will find this Control-Meter a great way to understand the concept of personal space. Cut it out in a minute and use it for individuals or groups of kids. (Asperger, ADHD, non-verbal language, body language, 1218)

Exploring Social Isolation (Kids) — Loneliness is a serious problem at all ages, but it is particularly problematic for children. Developmental psychologists say that children have a window of opportunity to learn certain social skills during their elementary school years and if they spend most of their time alone, it becomes very difficult to develop their social intelligence. This worksheet is designed to help children think about how much time they spend alone and to examine ways they can be more active with other people. (shyness, ADHD, Asperger Syndrome, anxiety, 1018)

What I Could Have Done Differently (For Kids) — This worksheet gives children a template to think about what they could have done differently in terms of their behaviors. Children are asked to draw a problem they have had and write about and draw a picture of what they could have done differently. (behavior problems, autism, ADHD, Asperger Syndrome, 1018)

When Do You Need Help? — This worksheet is designed to help children think about when they should ask for help for a variety of problems. (1217, resiliency, prevention)

Guess Who Is Coming to Dinner — This worksheet is intended to help people think about the character traits they value and wish to develop. (insight, character development, 1017)

Getting Along With Others — This worksheet is designed to help children understand and practice the behaviors that will help them make friends and get along with others. (emotional intelligence, social skills, Asperger Syndrome, 0817)

Helping Others Feel Better — This worksheet asks children to think about what they can say to others to help them feel better when they are upset. (emotional intelligence, empathy, behavior, 0417)

What Do You Like About Your Friends? — This worksheet is intended to help children see the qualities they value most in their friends. (character education, social skills, friendship, Asperger Syndrome, 0217)

Be Flexible About Your Plans — This worksheet is designed to start a conversation with children about the importance of being flexible in social situations. (social intelligence, autism, Asperger Syndrome, 0117)

You Can Have More Than One Feeling At A Time — This worksheet is designed to help children see that emotions can be complicated and even contradictory. The worksheet asks children to identify conflicting feelings in four situations and then to think of situations where they have had several different feelings at the same time. PDF (0316, emotional intelligence, emotions)

Tell The World! — This worksheet is designed to help people think about what is really important for them to communicate to others. It asks people to design a billboard for the world to see and to identify one specific person they want to read it. PDF (0316, art therapy, communication)

Listening During a Conversation — This worksheet is designed to help children understand appropriate conversational responses. (0216, conversation, social skills, Asperger Syndrome, ADHD)

Coping Cards — These Coping Cards can be used by people who want to replace negative behaviors with positive ones. A useful technique to help in breaking negative habits. Form Type: PDF (CBT, 0615)

Three Things That Are Important To You — This worksheet is designed to help kids think and talk about their values. Form Type: PDF (0618)

Talking to a Friend Who is Angry — This worksheet is designed to help children see the hidden rules about their social behavior. It specifically asks them to identify the hidden rules about how to approach a friend who is angry. The worksheet can be used to spark a conversation about hidden rules. (0515)

Be Considerate In Your Conversations — Some children are naturally empathetic, but many others have to be taught the importance of considering the feelings of others. This worksheet is designed to help children be more sensitive to how others may be feeling in a conversation. Form Type: PDF (0415)

Joining a Group — This worksheet is designed to teach children the best way to join a group of peers who are already engaged in conversation or an activity. This is often a problem for children with ADHD, Asperger Syndrome, or children with social anxiety. (ADHD, Asperger syndrome, ASD, social anxiety, 0315)

Learning To Help Others — This visual puzzle asks children to color in the kids in the lunchroom who are helping others. Form Type: PDF

Note for Kids to Ask For Help — This worksheet can be used to children who are having difficulty asking for help. They can fill out the help (with or without the aid of a counselor) and then give it to the appropriate adult. . PDF

Teaching Kids To Be Thoughtful — This coloring sheet can be used to introduce the concepts of thoughtfulness and consideration to children. It can also be used as a mini-behavior program, letting children color in a star every time they do something thoughtful.

How to Treat Others — This worksheet can be used to help children learn important rules about how to treat others. Form Type: PDF

Talking About Teasing — This worksheet for young children asks them to think about how children tease each other and what you should when children are teased. Useful for individual counseling or group discussion.

Arriving Late To Class — This worksheet explains what a student should do if they are late to class. (Form Type: PDF)

Pushing Your Anger Buttons — This worksheet is designed to help people identify situations or events that trigger their anger.

Learn About Feelings — Use this worksheet to help kids and teens talk about basic feelings.Form Type: PDF

When You are Supposed To Pay Attention — This worksheet will help kids and teens identify behaviors that distract others.PDF

What Makes Adults Mad? — This worksheet helps children think about things they might do to get adults mad. PDF

What Do You Want Your Teacher To Say? — This worksheet gives children the chance to talk about their relationship with their teacher.

Making Friends — This worksheet is designed to help children identify the right people to make friends with. PDF

Create Your Own TV Show — This worksheet can give insight on how children perceive their families.

Creating a Morning Routine — This worksheet is designed to help children create a morning routine that will get them to school on time. (ADHD, autism, behavior, schedules, Asperger syndrome, 0613)

Cooperation Maze — This maze helps teach kids the importance of cooperation by asking two children to do the maze together, one blindfolded. Form Type: PDF

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