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Aspertools : the practical guide for understanding and embracing Asperger's, autism spectrum disorders, and neurodiversity

Author: Harold S Reitman; Gordon Daniel Marino; Pati Fizzano; Rebecca Reitman
Publisher: Deerfield Beach, Florida : Health Communications, Inc., [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In Aspertools you will discover everything you need to understand your loved one, student, co-worker, or friend, whose brain might be "a little different." This is the first book to offer simple tools, action plans, and resources to deal with neurodiverse conditions such as Asperger's or any of the other neurological, psychological, or learning disability labels applied to individuals. Also included are tips from  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harold S Reitman; Gordon Daniel Marino; Pati Fizzano; Rebecca Reitman
ISBN: 9780757318535 0757318533
OCLC Number: 905972031
Description: xxix, 185 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: "Everyone's brain is different" --
Who am I calling an Aspie? --
Axiety --
Hypersenses: senses on steriods --
Observation: "elementary, my dear Watson" --
The meltdown --
The safe place --
Rudeness, truth telling, and manners --
Transitions --
Routines --
Structure and positive activities --
Obsessons and hyper-interests --
Social awkardness --
Limit choices to avoid "no" --
Instilling street smarts --
Taking things literally: "Why did they say I'm not playing with a full deck?" --
Specifics: say what you mean, mean what you say --
Preventing overwhelm: breaking down big jobs into smaller tasks --
Setting goals --
Rules, rewards, and consequences --
Checklists: the indispensable tool --
Time management: tools for getting your Aspie to be on time --
Overlapping conditions --
It's not about you --
Love unconditionally.
Responsibility: Harold S. Reitman with Pati Fizzano and Rebecca Reitman.

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Brains are like snowflakesno two are alike.Rebecca Reitman, Aspie, Mathematician  Read more...

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"What an awesome story of impact and vision! On behalf of the 'KID' in all of us, thanks." --Mark D. Dhooge President/CEO, Kids In Distress, Inc. "Aspertools brings hope and optimism to Aspies and Read more...

 
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