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: 3963


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.

Asperger's Syndrome

Author: Hilary Hawkes

Publisher: BX.Plans Ltd.

ISBN: 1910843547

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 132

View: 9969


If you have Aspeger’s syndrome (AS) or your child or partner does, life can be challenging, difficult and emotionally draining. Help is at hand. From coming to terms with a diagnosis and receiving specialist counselling to pursuing careers and maintaining long term relationships, this essential guide takes a positive and practical approach to living with Asperger’s. Using tried and tested strategies from those who have lived with the condition, you will discover how to develop communication, how to deal with obsessive behaviour and how to get further help and support. Information for those living with a partner suffering from Asperger’s is also provided. Chapters are also included for parents whose child has recently been diagnosed with Asperger’s, together with advice for teachers and carers. This book won’t pretend that living with Asperger’s is easy, but it will help you to understand and live positively with the condition.

Asperger Syndrome

A Gift Or a Curse?

Author: Viktoria Lyons,Michael Fitzgerald

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 9781594543876

Category: Medical

Page: 333

View: 7778


Alfred Kinsey, world famous American sexologist whose life is portrayed in the 2005 movie Kinsey had it. Stanley Kubrick, one of the most important and influential filmmakers of the last century and director of cinematic masterpieces such as Clockwork Orange, Lolita, and 2001 - Space Odyssey, fits the diagnosis. Undoubtedly, Patricia Highsmith, renowned writer of crime fiction, particularly the Ripley novels suffered from it. Likewise, Charles Darwin, one of the most influential and revolutionary scientist of all times as well as Bertrand Russell, foremost philosopher and mathematician of the 20th century meet diagnostic criteria for Asperger syndrome. Other less well known personalities such as the Swiss writer Robert Walser, Joy Adamson famous for her work with animals in Africa, the controversial British politician Enoch Powell, the gifted mathematician Kurt Godel and the American child prodigy William James Sidis are also linked to the condition. Asperger syndrome is a neuropsychiatric condition, a lifelong and pervasive developmental disorder, which sometimes is associated with high intelligence and creativity. very little emphasis on special strengths or talents. Some individuals with Asperger Syndrome are extremely successful in their area of expertise and lead fulfilling lives despite or because of their condition while others are considered failures and life for them is an endless struggle on the margins of society. For some, Asperger syndrome appears to be a gift, for others a curse. In order to address this issue, the authors analyse the life histories of ten historical and contemporary figures from the world of literature, film, politics, science, philosophy and mathematics who had Asperger syndrome, against the backdrop of neuropsychological theories of autism/Asperger syndrome, latest neurobiological research data and current interpretation of special gifts and assets. They also advance a new hypothesis of Asperger syndrome as a disorder of the social self based on right hemisphere dysfunction, and demonstrate that the impact of the disorder on the development of the Self of each individual manifests itself in very distinct ways.

High-functioning Autism/Asperger Syndrome in Schools

Assessment and Intervention

Author: Frank J. Sansosti,Kelly A. Powell-Smith,Richard J. Cowan

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1606236709

Category: Psychology

Page: 257

View: 3275


"The authors use real-life examples to help school psychologists and educators navigate common but challenging situations. Sansosti, Powell-Smith, and Cowan bridge the gap from theory to practice, presenting information and applications with authority and clarity."---Don Saracusa, MA, MS, school psychologist, Akron Public Schools, Ohio "This book takes a practical, evidence-based approach to understanding students with HFA/AS and designing and implementing effective interventions. Coverage of such topics as positive behavior supports, academic interventions, assessment procedures that are directly linked to interventions, and ways to enhance social skills makes the book a gem."---William R. Jenson, PhD, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Utah "Highlights include specific teaching strategies across the primary subject areas, behavioral strategies that are easily adapted into any classroom, and recommendations for designing and implementing individualized education programs appropriate for each student's needs. This resource is well organized and accessible, making it user friendly for school teams."---Shannon Crozier, PhD, BCBA-D, and Heather Baltodano Van Ness, PhD, University of Nevada, Las Vegas Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders "A very practical, user-friendly book. It contains a variety of useful reproducible materials to support your intervention work. Multimethod assessment and intervention strategies are grounded in an understanding of the needs, strengths, and potential obstacles to success that students with HFA/AS experience in the school setting. This is a book that school-based practitioners will reach for again and again. It will make an excellent supplemental text for graduate-level courses in exceptional children, behavioral methods, or school-based consultation."---Martin A. Volker, PhD, Department of Counseling, School and Educational Psychology, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York "This indispensable book provides a vast array of resources. It gives school personnel the tools and evidence-based practices necessary to provide effective behavioral and academic support to students with HFA/AS. This book will be highly treasured by psychologists, behavior analysts, administrators, and teachers for the depth and breadth of its practical and effective strategies."---Don Kincaid, EdD, College of Behavioral and Community Sciences, University of South Florida Meeting a growing need for school-based practitioners, this book provides vital tools for improving the academic, behavioral, and social outcomes of students with high-functioning autism or Asperger syndrome (HFA/AS). Research-based best practices are presented for conducting meaningful assessments; collaborating with teachers, students, and parents to prevent school difficulties and problem solve when they occur; and developing effective individualized education programs (IEPs). In a large-size format with lay-flat binding to facilitate photocopying, the book features a wealth of practical prevention and intervention strategies, illustrated with concrete examples. Over a dozen reproducibles include interview forms and observation sheets Photocopy Rights: The Publisher grants individual book purcahsers nonassignable permission to reproduce selected materials in this book for professional use. For details and limitations, see copyright page.

Asperger Syndrome

Practical Strategies for the Classroom

Author: Leicester. Education Department

Publisher: National Autistic Society

ISBN: 9781899280018

Category: Asperger's sydrome

Page: 52

View: 1331


Advice for teachers in working with autistic children.

Visual Support for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Materials for Visual Learners

Author: Vera Bernard-Opitz,Anne Häussler

Publisher: AAPC Publishing

ISBN: 9781934575826

Category: Education

Page: 228

View: 8886


Combining their years of experience working with individuals on the autism spectrum, both here and around the world, authors Vera Bernard-Opitz and Anne Häußler bring teachers and other professionals practical ideas and teaching methods for offering visual supports to students with autism spectrum disorders and other visual learners. With hundreds of colorful illustrations and step-by-step directions, this book lays the foundation for how to structure teaching environments, as well as offers countless examples of activities for students, ranging from basic skills, to reading and math, to social behavior.

Asperger's Teens

Understanding High School for Students on the Autism Spectrum

Author: Blythe N. Grossberg

Publisher: Magination Press

ISBN: 9781433819193

Category: Education

Page: 156

View: 2128


For teens with Asperger's, high school can be a time of great promise an opportunity to learn more about subjects their excited about, join clubs and activities that interest them, and make new friends but it can also be uncomfortable at times.This book provides high school students with Asperger's strategies that they can use to help themselves feel more comfortable in school, find friends and get along with peers, work productively with their teachers, and move toward greater independence.

Learning about Friendship

Stories to Support Social Skills Training in Children with Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism

Author: K. I. Al-Ghani

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1849051453

Category: Psychology

Page: 144

View: 1989


This collection of 10 fully-illustrated stories explores friendship issues encountered by children with ASD aged 4-8 and looks at how they can be overcome successfully. Key areas are addressed, including sharing, taking turns, being a tattletale, obsessions, winning and losing, jealousy, personal space, tact and diplomacy, and defining friendship.

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: 705


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.