The Asperkid's Secret Book of Social Rules

The Handbook of Not-so-obvious Social Guidelines for Tweens and Teens with Asperger Syndrome

Author: Jennifer Cook O'Toole

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1849059152

Category: Psychology

Page: 279

View: 6484

The Asperkid's (Secret) Book of Social Rules offers witty insights into baffling social codes such as making and keeping friends, and common conversation pitfalls. Ideal for all 10-17 year olds with Asperger syndrome, this book provides inside information on over thirty social rules helping Asperkids to navigate the mysterious world around them.
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The Asperkid's (Secret) Book of Social Rules

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

Author: Jennifer Cook O'Toole

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 0857006851

Category: Psychology

Page: 280

View: 3379

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.
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The Guide to Dating for Teenagers with Asperger Syndrome

Author: Jeannie Uhlenkamp

Publisher: AAPC Publishing

ISBN: 9781934575536

Category: Education

Page: 129

View: 2965

"Dating is difficult for everyone. For a teen with Asperger Syndrome, it can be overwhelming. Special education teacher Jeannie Uhlenkamp tackles some of the specific issues facing teens with AS. Written in a question-and-answer format, this much-needed book offers insight and practical advice on dating challenges. Each topic is followed by Discussion Questions (to get the conversation flowing between teens and parents/teachers) and a Main Idea (which succinctly wraps up the main point). Also included are special notes to define the more illusive vocabulary and concepts of today's dating worl world."--Provided by publisher.
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Social Skills for Teenagers and Adults with Asperger Syndrome

A Practical Guide to Day-to-Day Life

Author: Nancy J Patrick

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781846428449

Category: Psychology

Page: 208

View: 5171

This resource provides practical strategies for helping teenagers and adults with Asperger Syndrome to navigate social skills, friendships and relationships at home and in the community. The author offers advice and useful strategies for tackling day-to-day problems such as visits to the dentist or the doctor, searching for a job, sorting out personal finances, going on vacation, and dealing with public transport, as well as more intimate topics such as dating and acquiring and maintaining friendships. The chapters are structured around real-life scenarios and the challenges they present, followed by step-by-step solutions and suggestions. A final section provides a set of practical self-help tools, which encourage the reader to note down answers to the questions posed and record personal reflections. This accessible guide will be essential reading for teenagers and adults with Asperger Syndrome and their families, teachers, therapists, counsellors, carers, social and health work professionals.
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Aspergirls

Empowering Females with Asperger Syndrome

Author: Rudy Simone

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9780857002891

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

View: 5671

*Gold Medal Winner in the Sexuality / Relationships Category of the 2011 IPPY Awards* * Honorary Mention in the 2010 BOTYA Awards Women's Issues Category * Girls with Asperger's Syndrome are less frequently diagnosed than boys, and even once symptoms have been recognised, help is often not readily available. The image of coping well presented by AS females of any age can often mask difficulties, deficits, challenges, and loneliness. This is a must-have handbook written by an Aspergirl for Aspergirls, young and old. Rudy Simone guides you through every aspect of both personal and professional life, from early recollections of blame, guilt, and savant skills, to friendships, romance and marriage. Employment, career, rituals and routines are also covered, along with depression, meltdowns and being misunderstood. Including the reflections of over thirty-five women diagnosed as on the spectrum, as well as some partners and parents, Rudy identifies recurring struggles and areas where Aspergirls need validation, information and advice. As they recount their stories, anecdotes, and wisdom, she highlights how differences between males and females on the spectrum are mostly a matter of perception, rejecting negative views of Aspergirls and empowering them to lead happy and fulfilled lives. This book will be essential reading for females of any age diagnosed with AS, and those who think they might be on the spectrum. It will also be of interest to partners and loved ones of Aspergirls, and anybody interested either professionally or academically in Asperger's Syndrome.
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Asperkids

An Insider's Guide to Loving, Understanding and Teaching Children with Asperger Syndrome

Author: Jennifer Cook O'Toole

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1849059020

Category: Psychology

Page: 192

View: 7112

Offers ways to engage with children with Asperger syndrome like concentrating on their need for concrete forms of communication.
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Asperger Download

A Guide to Help Teenage Males with Asperger Syndrome Trouble-Shoot Life's Challenges

Author: Josie Santomauro,Damian Santomauro

Publisher: AAPC Publishing

ISBN: 9781934575024

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 109

View: 8837

The teenage years are simultaneously shared by teens and their parents. In Asperger Download: A Guide to Help Teenage Males with Asperger Syndrome Trouble-Shoot Life's Challenges, Damian Santomauro and his mother, Josie, share their dual experiences by defining major terms that teenage males encounter during their journey into manhood. Damian was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome at the age of five. Now he's in college and ready to share his experiences with teens who are experiencing what he lived through. Asperger Download is a helpful resource for adolescents and young adults that takes defining terms like acne and zits to the next level. First Damien defines the term in a voice that other AS teens can relate to. Then Josie describes the term or concept from a parent's point of view.
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Asperger's Syndrome

A Guide for Parents and Professionals

Author: Tony Attwood

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781853025778

Category: Psychology

Page: 224

View: 4620

Tony Attwood's guide will assist parents and professionals with the identification, treatment and care of both children and adults with Asperger's Syndrome. The book provides a description and analysis of the unusual characteristics of the syndrome and practical strategies to reduce those that are most conspicuous or debilitating. Beginning with a chapter on diagnosis, including an assessment test, the book covers all aspects of the syndrome from language to social behaviour and motor clumsiness, concluding with a chapter based on the questions most frequently asked by those who come into contact with individuals with this syndrome. Covering the available literature in full, this guide brings together the most relevant and useful information on Asperger's Syndrome, incorporating case studies from the author's own practical experience as a Clinical Psychologist, with examples of, and numerous quotations from people with Asperger's Syndrome.
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Take Control of Asperger's Syndrome

The Official Strategy Guide for Teens With Asperger's Syndrome and Nonverbal Learning Disorders

Author: Jennifer Engel Fisher,Janet Price

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1593638566

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 184

View: 1557

Take Control of Asperger's Syndrome: The Official Strategy Guide for Kids With Asperger's Syndrome and Nonverbal Learning Disorders is a unique handbook for kids and teens on living successful lives with these disorders by taking control of their strengths to overcome their weaknesses. Drawing on their experiences as parents and teachers of kids with Asperger's syndrome (AS) and Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD), the authors provide tips on understanding the disorders, living with the symptoms, succeeding in school, completing homework, talking to others about strengths and needs, making friends and socializing, and using technology to connect with other kids with these disorders. By interviewing hundreds of kids who live with AS and NLD, the authors include ideas, information, and advice for kids, by kids just like them. This handy guidebook is sure to help any child or teen with AS or NLD navigate life's challenges with successful outcomes.
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The Aspie Teen's Survival Guide

Candid Advice for Teens, Tweens, and Parents, from a Young Man with Asperger's Syndrome

Author: J. D. Kraus

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1935274678

Category: Psychology

Page: 214

View: 6846

The teenage years are a time when being social is the #1 priority for kids. But for kids with Asperger's, who have acute social challenges, these years can be the most difficult, confusing time in their lives. Enter J. D. Kraus, a young man who has been there, done that! He offers practical advice to his peers so they can get the most out of middle school and high school, both academically and socially. From sensory sensitivity to awkwardness, dating to driving, he tackles it all! Parents and teachers will love seeing life through J. D.'s eyes, plus "Notes to Parents" sections offer great advice for caregivers and educators alike. Inside you'll find chapters on: Organization and School Transitioning Sensory Sensitivity Motor Skills and Awkwardness Stress-Management Bullying Socializing and Friendships Dating and Relationships Obsessions and Creativity And more!
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Parenting a Teen Or Young Adult with Asperger Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder)

325 Ideas, Insights, Tips and Strategies

Author: Brenda Boyd

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Pub

ISBN: 9781849052825

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

View: 7651

325 astute and practical ideas, insights, tips and strategies address how to maintain an open and healthy relationship with your child as they become independent adults, designed to foster understanding between family members and help the young person with issues such as social vulnerability and peer relationships, self-esteem, anxiety and change.
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The Chameleon Kid

Controlling Meltdown Before He Controls You

Author: Elaine Marie Larson

Publisher: AAPC Publishing

ISBN: 9781934575222

Category: Education

Page: 41

View: 8919

Controlling Meltdown Before He Controls You
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Asperger's Rules!

How to Make Sense of School and Friends

Author: Blythe Grossberg

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781433811272

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 127

View: 2248

Offers guidance to young people with Asperger's syndrome by explaining how to understand and communicate with their peers and teachers, standing up for and taking care of themselves, setting realistic goals, and making friends.
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Asperger Syndrome in the Family

Redefining Normal

Author: Liane Holliday Willey

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1846421624

Category: Psychology

Page: 176

View: 6562

Liane Holliday Willey and one of her daughters both have Asperger Syndrome. In Asperger Syndrome in the Family she looks, with honesty, wisdom and humor, at the implications this has for her family, both the Aspie and the non-Aspie members. Through personal vignettes, frank discussions and practical suggestions for dealing with everything from major to minor Aspie challenges, Liane, her husband and their three daughters bravely open their home to their readers, inviting them to look behind the curtains at their version of Aspie life. Not only does the book underscore the importance of mutual support and respect in an Aspie family - in fact in any family - it offers practical help for families in similar situations. This is a rich and positive book that will speak to all those whose lives have been affected by Asperger Syndrome.
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Sisterhood of the Spectrum

An Asperger Chick's Guide to Life

Author: Jennifer Cook O'Toole

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784500569

Category: Psychology

Page: 240

View: 6633

Spectrum gals, ever wished you had a handbook to help navigate the confusing world of teenage girlhood? Look no further! Aspie-in-the-know, Jennifer Cook O'Toole provides just that with her inspirational guide to life for teenage girls with Asperger syndrome. Drawing on her own, real-life experiences rather than preaching from textbooks, she covers everything you need (and want!) to know, from body shapes and love interests to bullying, friendships and how to discover and celebrate your unique, beautiful self. With illustrations by an Aspie teen and inspirational quotes from well-known, female Aspie voices, including Temple Grandin, Rudy Simone, Robyn Steward, and Haley Moss, Sisterhood of the Spectrum is your perfect companion on the "yellow brick road" to womanhood. It will leave you empowered, informed and excited to be different.
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Freaks, Geeks and Asperger Syndrome

A User Guide to Adolescence

Author: Luke Jackson

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1846423562

Category: Psychology

Page: 216

View: 7781

Part of the Reading Well scheme. 35 books selected by young people and health professionals to provide 13 to 18 year olds with high-quality support, information and advice about common mental health issues and related conditions. Winner of the NASEN & TES Special Educational Needs Children's Book Award 2003 Have you ever been called a freak or a geek? Have you ever felt like one? Luke Jackson is 13 years old and has Asperger Syndrome. Over the years Luke has learned to laugh at such names but there are other aspects of life which are more difficult. Adolescence and the teenage years are a minefield of emotions, transitions and decisions and when a child has Asperger Syndrome, the result is often explosive. Luke has three sisters and one brother in various stages of their adolescent and teenage years but he is acutely aware of just how different he is and how little information is available for adolescents like himself. Drawing from his own experiences and gaining information from his teenage brother and sisters, he wrote this enlightening, honest and witty book in an attempt to address difficult topics such as bullying, friendships, when and how to tell others about AS, school problems, dating and relationships, and morality. Luke writes briefly about his younger autistic and AD/HD brothers, providing amusing insights into the antics of his younger years and advice for parents, carers and teachers of younger AS children. However, his main reason for writing was because "so many books are written about us, but none are written directly to adolescents with Asperger Syndrome. I thought I would write one in the hope that we could all learn together".
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Been There. Done That. Try This!

An Aspie's Guide to Life on Earth

Author: Craig Evans,Anita Lesko,Tony Attwood

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 0857008714

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 352

View: 7197

If you only buy one book to improve your life this year, make it this one. Temple Grandin, Liane Holliday Willey, Anita Lesko, Stephen M. Shore, and many other Aspie mentors, offer their personal guidance on coping with the daily stressors that Aspies have identified as being the most significant, in order of urgency - anxiety, self-esteem, change, meltdowns, depression, friendship, love, and much, much more. Based on years of personal experience, this book is packed with advice from Aspie mentors who have all been there and done that! World expert Dr. Tony Attwood rounds up each chapter with professional analysis and extensive recommendations. He includes essential information on destructive strategies that may look attractive, but that have counter-productive effects. Including full color artwork from Aspie artists showing visually how they interpret each stressor, this is THE inspirational guide to life for young adults, the newly diagnosed, and as a life-long reference for anyone on the spectrum - written by Aspies for Aspies.
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The Science of Making Friends, (w/DVD)

Helping Socially Challenged Teens and Young Adults

Author: Elizabeth Laugeson,John Elder Robison

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118127216

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 384

View: 3620

The groundbreaking book that puts the focus on teens and young adults with social challenges This book offers parents a step-by-step guide to making and keeping friends for teens and young adults with social challenges?such as those diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, bipolar, or other conditions. With the book?s concrete rules and steps of social etiquette, parents will be able to assist in improving conversational skills, expanding social opportunities, and developing strategies for handling peer rejection. Each chapter provides helpful overview information for parents; lessons with clear bulleted lists of key rules and steps; and expert advice on how to present the material to a teen or young adult. Throughout the book are role-playing exercises for practicing each skill, along with homework assignments to ensure the newly learned skills can be applied easily to a school, work, or other "real life" setting. The bonus DVD shows role-plays of skills covered, demonstrating the right and wrong way to enter conversations, schedule get-togethers, deal with conflict, and much more. PART ONE: GETTING READY Ch. 1: Why Teach Social Skills to Teens and Young Adults? PART TWO: THE SCIENCE OF DEVELOPING AND MAINTAINING FRIENDSHIPS Ch. 2: Finding and Choosing Good Friends Ch. 3: Good Conversations: The Basics Ch. 4: Starting and Entering Conversations Ch. 5: Exiting Conversations Ch. 6: Managing Electronic Communication Ch. 7: Showing Good Sportsmanship Ch. 8: Enjoying Successful Get-Togethers PART THREE: THE SCIENCE OF HANDLING PEER CONFLICT AND REJECTION: HELPFUL STRATEGIES Ch. 9: Dealing With Arguments Ch. 10: Handling Verbal Teasing Ch. 11: Addressing Cyber Bullying Ch. 12: Minimizing Rumors and Gossip Ch. 13: Avoiding Physical Bullying Ch. 14: Changing a Bad Reputation Epilogue: Moving Forward
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A Parent's Guide to High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder, Second Edition

How to Meet the Challenges and Help Your Child Thrive

Author: Sally Ozonoff,Geraldine Dawson,James C. McPartland

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462517951

Category: Psychology

Page: 308

View: 4433

"Packed with real-life stories and everyday problem-solving ideas, this book has given many tens of thousands of parents the facts they need about high-functioning autism spectrum disorder (ASD), including Asperger syndrome. The authors are leading experts who describe ways to work with these kids' unique impairments and capabilities so they can grow into happy, self-sufficient adults. Parents learn practical strategies for helping their son or daughter relate more comfortably to peers, learn the rules of appropriate behavior, and succeed in school. The book also discusses what scientists currently know about ASD and how it is diagnosed, as well as what treatments and educational supports have been shown to work. Updated with the latest research, resources, and clinical strategies, the second edition clearly explains the diagnostic changes in DSM-5"--
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