This picture book assists children on the autism spectrum, and any child for that matter, in examining their black-and-white thinking in order to begin to think more flexibly - rainbow thinking. Using repeated rhymes and illustrations, the child begins to recognise that the more flexible his thinking is, the better he is able to cope with the challenges that life inevitably brings, ultimately, leading to fewer tantrums and meltdowns.
Lauren H. Kerstein, MSW, is a licensed clinical social worker who specialises in working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. She received a bachelors of arts in education and psychology from Washington University in St. Louis and a master's in social work from George Warren Brown School. Lauren has also completed a post-masters fellowship at JFK Partners, the University Affiliated Program at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.