A Week of Switching, Shifting, and Stretching
How to Make My Thinking More Flexible
This picture book assists children on the autism spectrum, and any child for that matter, to improving their executive function skills. Specifically, children are guided to examine their black-and-white thinking in order to begin to think more flexibly . Using repeated rhymes and illustrations, the child begins to recognize that the more flexible her thinking, the better she can cope with the challenges that life presents, ultimately leading to fewer meltdowns.
MEET THE AUTHOR
Lauren H. Kerstein, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker who specializes in working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. After receiving a master’s degree in social work from the George Warren Brown School of Social Work, she completed a post-master’s fellowship at JFK Partners, the University Affiliated Program at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. In addition to children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, Lauren works extensively with children experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship skill difficulties, as well as developmental or mental health needs. In addition to writing A Week of Switching, Shifting, and Stretching: How to Make My Thinking More Flexible, Lauren is the author of My Sensory Book: Working Together to Explore Sensory Issues and the Big Feelings They Can Cause: A Workbook for Parents, Professionals, and Children and a textbook about high-functioning autism. In addition, she is a guest blogger for SensorySpot.com. Finally, she is an adjunct professor at the University of Denver in the Graduate School of Social Work and a national speaker.