A Social Transformation: Young Man with Autism Overcomes Self-Distraction & Impulsivity to Display Positive Interactions
Through explicit lessons, visual strategies, personally relevant role-playing and goal self-assessment, Max learns he is part of a Team and learns to monitor his attitude and his language to interact in a easygoing, positive manner. In just five months, he progresses from acting in an impulsive, negative manner to controlling himself to think first and choose positive words for interacting with his Team.
This year, I have been providing weekly treatment with a small group of students in a Transition Class in a San Diego County high school district. These 18-19-year-old students are involved in vocational training and learning independent living skills. I used
Just like the song says on Herb Hein's album, "Songs for Guiding G.R.E.E.N. Thoughts", it's time to "Keep the Civil in Civilization, by Growing G.R.E.E.N. InterActions. We can make action choices to be our better selves in a better world!
What do we mean by Growing G.R.E.E.N. InterActions? To make our InterActions G.R.E.E.N., we guide ourselves to Think First when we are with others around us to make our best choices to act Grateful, Respectful, Empathetic, Easygoing and Navigating (G.R.E.E.N.) .
Annette shows how the Growing G.R.E.E.N. visual strategies help her engage with the outside world.
When people ask me whether I have proof that Growing G.R.E.E.N. InterActions Social Literacy Program has been effective, I review the variety of positive changes that I have witnessed in the students and clients I've worked with since I started to develop the program in 2011 at the San Diego Center for Children, a school for students with emotional challenges.
We are excited to share our social literacy program with you. Growing G.R.E.E.N. InterActions is an innovative tool to help people become their better selves in a better world. Watch our introductory video to get a taste of what our program is all about. Check out the on-line store at our website to order this program.