Coping Cat is for children ages 9-12 with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and separation anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, generalized anxiety disorder and/or related anxiety disorders.
The program focuses on 4 key components:
• Recognizing and understanding emotional and physical reactions to anxiety
• Clarifying thoughts and feelings in anxious situations
• Developing plans for effecting coping (for example, changing anxious self-talk to coping self-talk, or determining what coping strategies might be effective).
• Evaluating performance and giving self-reinforcement (How well are they doing with the skills learned in the program) and administering self-reinforcement).
Each child will be provided with a workbook.
One STIC (Show That I Can) assignment to be completed weekly.
Parents/caregivers are required to meet in session 4 & 9, and as needed for exposure tasks.