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Quirky, yes--hopeless, no : practical tips to help your child with Asperger's syndrome be more socially accepted

Author: Cynthia La Brie Norall; Beth Wagner Brust
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"At last, a book about Asperger's syndrome that is accessible, hopeful, and chock-full of must-have guidance for everyone from mom to grandpa, teacher to counselor. Cynthia La Brie Norall, Ph. D., offers specific, hands-on ways for you to help Asperger's kids cope with the social world that so baffles them. With its handy A-to-Z format and succinct chapters, Quirky, Yes--Hopeless, No lets you zero in on the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cynthia La Brie Norall; Beth Wagner Brust
ISBN: 9780312558499 031255849X
OCLC Number: 294887489
Awards: Winner of San Diego Book Awards (Education/Teaching) 2010
Description: xxv, 354 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: How Friends' Club began --
About the experts cited --
Part One: Asperger's syndrome and your child --
What are the signs of Asperger's syndrome? --
Frequently asked questions about Asperger's syndrome --
Getting through to your Asperger's child or teen --
Diagnosis --
Parental sainthood and your need for support --
Part Two: 85 lessons for decoding Asperger's children --
Acceptance --
Acquaintance versus friend --
Admitting when you're scared --
Alone time --
Anger and frustration --
Annoying behavior --
Anxiety --
Apologizing --
Appearance --
Asking for help --
Awareness --
Birthday parties --
Bluntness and unintentional insults --
Bullying and bullies --
Calming down and focusing --
Change and "change-ups" --
Compliance --
Compliments --
Compromise --
Conversation --
Cooperation --
Courtesy --
Curiosity about people --
Dating and gender talk --
Depression --
Discipline --
Disorganization --
Embarrassment --
Emotions --
Empathy --
Eye contact --
Fear --
First friendships --
Giving and handling money --
Greetings --
Grooming and personal hygiene --
Holiday gatherings --
Homework --
Humor --
Indecision --
Initiative --
Intentions --
Leaving the house --
Letting go and refocusing --
Listening to others --
Literal language --
Looking like you're paying attention --
Losing gracefully --
Manners --
Meltdowns --
Moving on to new things --
Obsessions and obsessive behavior --
Peer pressure and avoiding dares --
Perfectionism and unrealistic expectations --
Perspectives and point of view --
Phone skills --
Physical inactivity --
Problem solving --
Reading minds and faces --
Remembering names --
Responding to others --
Rudeness --
Rules --
Sarcasm --
Self-esteem --
Selfishness --
Self-regulation or "stimming" --
Sensory sensitivities --
Slang and idioms --
Social stories --
Sportsmanship --
Staying calm --
Strengths and how to cultivate them --
Taking one's leave --
Talking with peers --
Teamwork --
Teasing. Telling your child that he or she has Asperger's syndrome --
Thinking in pictures and patterns --
Time blindness --
Travel --
Vacations and school breaks --
Waiting --
"White lies" and sparing others' feelings --
Writing things down --
Part Three: Resources --
DSM-IV-TR diagnostic criteria for Asperger's disorder --
Glossary of terms --
Sample e-mail from parent to teacher at the beginning of the school year --
Further information about bullying --
Internet resources --
Further reading --
Games.
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Presents short lessons, structured around specific topics that address the social challenges faced by Asperger's children and teens.  Read more...

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