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  1. I would probably lean to the HELP book over 100%. I didn’t use the auditory memory one, so I don’t have any comment on that one.
  2. Oh one other resource to check out. Have you looked at any of the language materials on great ideas for teaching? Their materials are excellent, engaging and quite affordable. They are all good, but I particularly like the auditory processing in dinosaur land one. https://greatideasforteaching.com/product/auditory-processing-in-dinosaur-land/
  3. I am finally back. Similar to what I mentioned above about the problem solving books, both HELP for Auditory Processing and 100% listening are great books but you don’t really need both. I found the spotlight on listening comprehension series very helpful. The social skills set gave me some direction of areas I needed to work on with ds, but I think there are other things you can use instead that would lead to better gains. Given your son is only 7, you may want to look at something like The Question Challenge game from Super Duper (see link below) It targets a lots of areas you are looking to work on. if you keep checking the super duper site, you may find it on sale, as they regularly offer good sales on their materials. Also, if you have a iPad the between the lines app is a great app for targeting social skills Another set of apps to check out are by Happy Frog. She has some great reading comprehension apps and some social skills apps. I believe she has a few books out as well on both comprehension and social skills (see link). https://www.superduperinc.com/products/view.aspx?pid=GB42&s=the-question-challenge-card-game#.XUemFMrF2hA https://www.amazon.com/Six-Minute-Social-Skills-Workbook/dp/0995320829/ref=sr_1_1?crid=8TS7NKGML8AC&keywords=6+minute+social+skills&qid=1564976554&s=gateway&sprefix=6+minute+social%2Caps%2C206&sr=8-1 i found the hyperlexia kit very helpful for my ds and we then moved on and did visualize and verbalize. The hyperlexia kit is rather pricey, but I feel ds made great gains with it.
  4. I have used a good majority of the items on your list. For problem solving both the no glamour and TOPS are great books and you certainly don’t need both. I would suggest though, you may want to take a look at the no glamour problem solving cards instead. I liked those and think the cards are more engaging and bring about a more natural conversation about the situation which works on so many other language goals. I have to go now but will try to write out some more comments later this afternoon.
  5. It has been quite sometime since I have posted! You probably don’t remember me, but I have a 14 1/2 year old ds with ASD. We actually just recently had an appointment with a psychologist regarding ds’s anxiety. Ds’s anxiety is and has generally been manageable with the tools we have taught him to date. The psychologist, who specializes in counselling ASD individuals, told us she doesn’t necessarily find this age to be the best for therapy and has had better outcomes in meeting with parents to provide additional strategies to implement. Perhaps that would be a better fit right now for your son? A great resource to at least open the door regarding talking to your ds about his anxiety is: Playing with Anxiety: Casey’s Guide for Teens and Kids by Reid Wilson and Lynn Lyons. They also have a book for parents called Anxious Kids Anxious Parents. One other thing since there is all this talk of transition planning, we went through this launch program put on by a local agency this past winter and it was very helpful to us. It was all stuff my dh and I had for the most part had talked about before, but it was nice to see and hear from other families tackling those hurdles as well. Here is a link to some of the videos they showed. https://sinneavefoundation.org/resource-listings-page/video-and-multimedia/
  6. I have been thinking about getting the self advocacy books for ds. It is also a goal for him this year. I have Talk With Me. I got it when it first came out. I quite like it, but it has proved to be tricky for ds. I should pull it off the shelf and try it again with ds. So many good resources but only so much time! Sigh, it gets harder and harder to fit everything in these days.
  7. That is awesome! I am so excited about the curriculum she is coming out with. I first heard about it a couple of months back when I joined her Facebook group, and keep checking to see if it has come out yet. I would love to go to her training. I found her book fascinating!
  8. We love Prime Climb here! OP, we did the Big Life Journal with ds this past year and found it awesome for ds. He has always struggled with making mistakes and we have tried several ways over the years to help him with that with varying degrees of success. The journal really seemed to finally help him turn the corner with that. https://biglifejournal.com/
  9. I haven’t used any, but was thinking the working memory/attention games looked great. Ds would find them tricky but be very motivated - he is all about a good game. I liked how she has them keeping track of their progress as the go along with some of the working memory samples I saw. I also thought the ThinkBuildLive Success series looked great for high school. School has been great for ds, but that is largely because his school is awesome. It is very much a team effort between the school, myself and dh. In many ways we do nearly as much as we did when he was homeschooled. Main difference is now dh and I can just laser focus on just two or three big goals and know that he is still getting lots of support from school for all the other areas. I love it since I feel like he is getting the best education we can provide for him. Sigh, silly “experts” thinking school solves everything! The trick for us has been to keep building on each and every success ds has and pull in whatever outside resources are necessary to continue that success to the next level. That is what we have done from the start of his dx and don’t plan to change now ?
  10. Just sharing this site I found a while back. I thought it had some engaging executive functioning materials for my ds. I don’t believe I have seen it mentioned here before. I haven’t used anything from there but thought others may be interested in it as well.? https://goodsensorylearning.com/
  11. I love Nuturing Narratives it was a big help for my son. It was what got him started in using personal narratives. I hope you have the same success with it!
  12. The talk of inner speech and problem solving made me think of this new book I have been waiting to be released. https://www.jkp.com/can/building-reasoning-and-problem-solving-skills-while-reducing-emotional-dysregulation-2.html
  13. Just posting quickly from my phone so can't post a link but have you looked at the narrative & discourse builder tool at northern speech? I thought it was really good.
  14. I found these both while browsing on the northern speech services website. I thought about how great it would have been to use this with ds when he was younger for comprehension and for writing: https://www.northernspeech.com/language-communication-disorders/narrative-discourse-builder-tool/ They also have this product that looks interesting: https://www.northernspeech.com/autism-asperger-syndrome/color-my-conversation-cmc-2nd-edition/
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