ISBN13 : 9781742864570
Author(s) : Belinda Ratcliffe, Michelle Wong, Victoria Grahame, Lisa Brice, Louisa Carroll, David Dossetor
Publisher : ACER, 2017
SKU : A002WFP
Westmead Feelings Program 1 (WFP 1) is an evidence-based clinical intervention package developed by The Children's Hospital at Westmead, and designed specifically to teach emotional and social skills to children with autism spectrum disorder and mild intellectual disability.
As ‘emotion coaches’ at home, parents have a central role in helping their children to better understand their feelings, and to develop their ability to manage their responses to not-so-good feelings.
WFP 1 sessions for parents will enrich their understanding of their children’s emotions (through recognising their body signs, language and behavior), and will allow parents to assist their children in developing the language to label their own and other’s feelings.
In creating a supportive environment that promotes safe sharing of emotional experiences, parents can scaffold their children’s ability to understand emotions, their problem-solving and perspective-taking skills, and their ability to manage emotions, leading to measurable improvements in emotional and social skills and wellbeing at home, in the community and beyond.
The WFP 1 Parent Materials include:
Each family requires their own set of parent materials.