The Asperger Children's Toolkit

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Author: Francis Musgrave

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 0857006169

Category: Psychology

Page: 72

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Growing up with Asperger Syndrome (AS) can throw up all sorts of challenges, but never fear, The Brain Guru, The Sensory Detective and The Social Scientist are here to help! These likeable characters guide children with AS through some of the trickiest, stickiest conundrums known to humankind: from anxiety and negative thinking, to sensory overload, emotions, friendship and trust and social situations. By working through the activities and using the cut-out-and-keep tools with a parent, carer or teacher, children with AS will learn how to build upon their strengths and develop techniques for coping with areas of difficulty - as well as how to handle setbacks and celebrate successes along the way! The important topic of staying safe in the digital world is also covered, providing children with the knowledge and know-how they need to use the internet, social networking and text messaging safely. Original and highly interactive, with attractive colour illustrations throughout, this is an essential toolkit for every family with a child with AS.

The Asperger Teen's Toolkit

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Author: Francis Musgrave

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784504386

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 136

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Dealing with the everyday realities facing teens with Asperger Syndrome, this book presents a toolkit of tried-and-trusted ideas to help them work through difficulties and find the solutions that work best for them. This book covers everything they need to know to thrive in their adolescent years, including how to hack your own internal alarm system to overcome anxiety and other difficult emotions. It also arms teenagers with everything they need to navigate sexuality and relationships, develop a healthy self-image, deal with bullies, be smart with money and stay savvy online... In short, no issue is left unexplored. Fun and informative, this is a must-read for teens with high-functioning autism, and for those who want to understand what adolescence is like on the spectrum.

Asperger Syndrome and Bullying

Strategies and Solutions

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Author: Nick Dubin

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781846426353

Category: Education

Page: 176

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Bullying is a serious problem for people with Asperger Syndrome (AS), both at school and in the workplace, and displaying 'different' behavior, such as not understanding social rules or hand-flapping, exacerbates the risk of being victimized. Writing in an accessible, informal style, the author describes the bullying behavior he and other individuals have experienced, and the effect this has had on their lives. He outlines the reasons for bullying behavior and the danger of persistent recurrence if it remains unchecked, as well as the critical importance of 'involving the bystander'. Nick Dubin goes on to provide a range of effective strategies to address bullies and bullying that can be applied by parents, professionals, schools, and individuals being bullied. He stresses the importance of peer intervention, empathetic teachers, and verbal self-defense, and shows how lack of support, condemning of 'tale telling,' or even blaming the victim reinforces bullying. This book offers individuals with AS who are being bullied the opportunity to see that they are not alone, and it is an invaluable source of advice for parents, teachers, professionals and personnel managers.

Parenting Your Asperger Child

Individualized Solutions for Teaching Your Child Practical Skills

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Author: Alan Sohn,Cathy Grayson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440649421

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 288

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Asperger's Syndrome is a form of autism—but with the right guidance, these children can go on to live happy, fulfilling lives. In Parenting Your Asperger Child, Dr. Alan Sohn's and Cathy Grayson's groundbreaking Cognitive Social Integration Therapy (CSIT) offers practical solutions that help parents prepare their children for a fulfilling life of social interaction outside the confines of their syndrome, addressing such topics as: - The six characteristics of Asperger's Syndrome - How to identify a child's type of Asperger's—and the best approaches for dealing with it - Understanding how an Asperger's child sees and interprets the world - Replacing inappropriate coping techniques with productive skills - How to survive and learn from a crisis - How school programs can aid in teaching Asperger children - Making changes that last

The Parents' Guide to Teaching Kids with Asperger Syndrome and Similar ASDs Real-Life Skills for Independence

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Author: Patricia Romanowski

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 0307588963

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 400

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The definitive resource for teaching kids with Asperger syndrome the life skills that build independence, confidence, and self-esteem. Children with autism spectrum disorders learn differently. Our kids' choices are too often limited and their paths to success restricted, not by a lack of intellectual ability but by deficits in acquiring, applying, and generalizing basic life skills. Success in school, at home, on the playground, and beyond depends on mastering countless basic living skills that most other kids just "pick up" almost by osmosis. This book shows parents how to teach these so-called easy skills to complex learners. This is the first book for parents and caregivers of kids with Asperger syndrome and similar learning profiles that features strategies based on applied behavior analysis--the most widely accepted, evidence-based, and effective teaching method for learners with ASDs--including how to: -Identify critical skills appropriate for your child's age--how to teach them and why -Implement new techniques that can replace, mimic, prompt, override, or impose missing order on your child's learning style -Design a curriculum for your child that reduces reliance on prompts (including parents) and promotes new learning, new behaviors, and independence From the Trade Paperback edition.

Asperger's Syndrome Workplace Survival Guide

A Neurotypical's Secrets for Success

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Author: Barbara Bissonnette

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 0857008072

Category: Psychology

Page: 208

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The workplace can be a difficult environment for people with Asperger's Syndrome (AS) and this often impedes their ability to make use of particular skills and sustain meaningful and fulfilling employment. This is the definitive guide to surviving and thriving in the workplace for people with AS. It includes everything from realistic strategies for meeting employer expectations, to how to get along with your colleagues and work as part of a team, multitask and manage projects, and handle anxiety and effectively resolve problems. Common employment challenges are illustrated through examples from the author's extensive experience coaching individuals with AS at all job levels, from entry-level to manager and professional positions. The pragmatic recommendations in the book will benefit anyone with AS who is entering the workforce, as well as those who struggle to maintain employment, or who want to improve their performance and advance their careers.

Autism

Caring for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Resource Toolkit for Clinicians

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Author: American Academy of Pediatrics

Publisher: Amer Academy of Pediatrics

ISBN: 9781581102765

Category: Medical

Page: N.A

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The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has created a fully searchable CD-ROM to put an extensive library of ASD-specific solutions right at your fingertips. Just point and click to access desired information in the AAP Clinical Reports and rapidly find a wealth of related practice tools including: Screening Algorithms Surveillance Algorithms AAP Guideline Summary Chart Management Checklists Developmental Checklinst Developmental Growth Charts Website Links Early Intervention Referral Forms ASD Coding tools Reinbursement Tips And much more

Autism and Learning Differences

An Active Learning Teaching Toolkit

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Author: Michael McManmon

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784500747

Category: Education

Page: 544

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Teaching essential skills for life, school, work, and independent living, this comprehensive and practical toolkit supports educators and clinicians in their work with adolescents and young adults with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or Learning Difference (LD) diagnosis. It presents tried-and-true strategies that address difficulties with social skills and Executive Function, cognitive rigidity, self-esteem issues, and more. It includes: - Focused chapters on skills for life, school, work, and independent living - Photocopiable teaching materials and tips for classroom management - Sections on peer-mentoring, mediation, and inclusion - Assessment strategies, including student self-assessment materials and feedback forms - Contributions from experts in the field, including Dr. Stephen Shore, Liane Holliday Willey, Dr. Brenda Smith Myles, Barbara Bissonnette and Jennifer Cook O'Toole. Drawing on over 30 years' teaching experience at the College Internship Program (CIP), Dr. Michael P. McManmon's toolkit is a complete curriculum for educators, clinicians, and professionals who teach or advise young adults on the ASD or LD Spectrum. It can also be used effectively by parents and individuals for self-study.

Living Independently on the Autism Spectrum

What You Need to Know to Move into a Place of Your Own, Succeed at Work, Start a Relationship, Stay Safe, and Enjoy Life as an Adult on the Autism Spectrum

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Author: Lynne Soraya

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440557659

Category: Self-Help

Page: 272

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Shape your way in the world and overcome any challenge! Living on your own for the very first time can be exciting yet nerve-wracking--you'll search for roommates, interview for jobs, manage finances, and form relationships. But adjusting to this new life can seem especially difficult when you're on the Autism Spectrum. Drawing on her experiences, Lynne Soraya, one of ThAutcast.com's Most Inspiring Autistic People and author of Psychology Today's Asperger's Diary, will provide you with valuable advice as she guides you through each step of your transition into adulthood. These real-life strategies will help you cope with the feelings brought on by this change as well as deal with common challenges, like: Budgeting and handling bills. Finding the right residence and/or roommates. Discovering a career path that complements your talents. Interacting with coworkers and clients. Building relationships with friends and potential partners. With Living Independently on the Autism Spectrum, you will gain the confidence, support, and guidance you need to finally experience life on your own.

Practical Mathematics for Children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder and Other Developmental Delays

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Author: Sue Larkey,Jo Adkins

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 0857007831

Category: Psychology

Page: 144

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It is a common misconception that children on the autism spectrum find mathematics easy. In fact the opposite is true for some, and exposure to basic mathematics in the early years can be crucial in establishing the foundations for understanding later in life. This book provides practical strategies and tools for teaching key mathematics concepts to children with an autism spectrum disorder and other developmental delays. The authors emphasise the importance of incorporating a child's special interest into learning in order to help them engage fully with new concepts. Topics covered include colours, shapes, categories, numerals, sequencing, addition and subtraction and using money, and the book includes worksheets and activities for incorporating mathematics into daily living skills. This is an essential resource for teachers, teaching assistants and parents who wish to develop mathematics skills in children with an autism spectrum disorder and other developmental delays.

Isaac and His Amazing Asperger Superpowers!

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Author: Melanie Walsh

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 0763681210

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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A little boy with Asperger's syndrome celebrates his differences while explaining how he often has more energy than other kids, has very acute senses, and says things that may be blunt but are never intended to be mean.

The Asperkid's (Secret) Book of Social Rules

The Handbook of Not-So-Obvious Social Guidelines for Tweens and Teens with Asperger Syndrome

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Author: Jennifer Cook O'Toole

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 0857006851

Category: Psychology

Page: 280

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Being a teen or tween isn't easy for anyone but it can be especially tough for Asperkids. Jennifer O'Toole knows; she was one! This book is a top secret guide to all of the hidden social rules in life that often seem strange and confusing to young people with Asperger syndrome. The Asperkid's (Secret) Book of Social Rules offers witty and wise insights into baffling social codes such as making and keeping friends, blending in versus standing out from the crowd, and common conversation pitfalls. Chock full of illustrations, logical explanations, and comic strip practice sessions, this is the handbook that every adult Aspie wishes they'd had growing up. Ideal for all 10-17 year olds with Asperger syndrome, this book provides inside information on over thirty social rules in bite-sized chunks that older children will enjoy, understand, and most importantly use daily to navigate the mysterious world around them.

The Complete Guide to Getting a Job for People with Asperger's Syndrome

Find the Right Career and Get Hired

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Author: Barbara Bissonnette

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 0857006924

Category: Psychology

Page: 200

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Finding a job is a confusing and anxiety-provoking process for many individuals with Asperger's Syndrome (AS) who may not know what they are qualified to do and may struggle to communicate their value to employers. In this book, Asperger's employment expert Barbara Bissonnette describes exactly what it takes to get hired in the neurotypical workplace. Every aspect of finding employment is covered, from defining strengths and researching occupations, to marketing oneself and projecting confidence and enthusiasm in interviews. Job-hunters are taught how to develop a personal profile of their talents and skills, their ideal work environment, and important work criteria. They are then shown how to set realistic goals and develop an effective job search plan. There is detailed instruction on networking, including how to find contacts and what to say. A wealth of checklists, templates, sample scripts and written communications accompany the text. Upfront, engaging and highly practical, this will be an essential guide for individuals with AS entering the workforce for the first time, as well as experienced workers who have lost jobs or wish to change careers but are uncertain about how to find the best match for their abilities.

Parenting a Child with Asperger Syndrome

200 Tips and Strategies

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Author: Brenda Boyd

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781843101376

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 202

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Gathers information and advice for parents of children with Asperger's syndrome, helping parents to respond positively to the challenge and find the joy in their child's way of being.

Learning and Behavior Problems in Asperger Syndrome

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Author: Margot Prior

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1593850778

Category: Psychology

Page: 326

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This volume provides research-based, practical information on managing the challenges that Asperger syndrome (AS) presents in everyday life and in the classroom. Current knowledge is reviewed on the core learning, behavioral, emotional, social, and communication difficulties associated with this complex disorder. Hurdles facing children with AS and their parents and teachers are clearly identified, and effective assessment and intervention approaches described. Special features include firsthand accounts from an adult with AS and a teacher with extensive experience in the area, as well as numerous illustrative vignettes and classroom examples. While written primarily for professionals, the volume will also be of interest to many parents.

A Parent's Guide to Asperger Syndrome and High-functioning Autism

How to Meet the Challenges and Help Your Child Thrive

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Author: Sally Ozonoff,Geraldine Dawson,James McPartland

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: N.A

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 278

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Presents definitions, diagnosis, causes, and treatments, and discusses day-to-day living, channeling a child's strengths, examples and solutions to basic problems, and dealing with home, school, and life as an adult.

Can I Tell You about Asperger Syndrome?

A Guide for Friends and Family

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Author: Jude Welton,Jane Telford,Elizabeth Newson

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1843102064

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 48

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Introducing Adam, who has Asperger syndrome -- Reading feelings -- Tones of voice -- Playing with others -- Loud noises -- Confusing groups -- Unexpected change -- Motor skills -- Special interests -- What is Asperger syndrome? -- How to help -- How teachers can help.

How to Find Work that Works for People with Asperger Syndrome

The Ultimate Guide for Getting People with Asperger Syndrome Into the Workplace (and Keeping Them There!)

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Author: Gail Hawkins

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781843101512

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 319

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Hawkins guides readers through the process of gaining employment, from building a supportive team, addressing workplace challenges, to securing an appropriate post. The book includes practical tips on topics such as finding potential employers and creating a dazzling CV, as well as sensitive advice on assessing when somebody is ready for work.

What It Is to Be Me!

An Asperger Kid Book

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Author: Angela Wine

Publisher: Christian Services Pub

ISBN: 9781593521998

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: N.A

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Asperger's Syndrome and Sexuality

From Adolescence Through Adulthood

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Author: Isabelle Henault

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1843101890

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 208

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How do adolescents with Asperger's Syndrome (AS) cope with sexual feelings and behaviour, and how do people with AS deal with intimacy and communication in sexual relationships? This guide provides practical advice on such issues as puberty, couples' therapy, and maintaining sexual boundaries.