Quirky, Yes-- Hopeless, No

Quirky, Yes-- Hopeless, No

Practical Tips to Help your Child With Asperger's Syndrome Be More Socially Accepted

Book - 2009
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An A-to-Z guide to understanding the most common struggles faced by children with Asperger's Syndrome provides parents with a series of practical lessons that cover such skills as making eye contact, handling bullying, and cooperating with others. Original.

McMillan Palgrave

In Quirky, Yes—Hopeless, No, Dr. Cynthia La Brie Norall and Beth Brust present short lessons, structured around specific topics from A-Z that address the social challenges faced by Asperger's children and teens. Since everyday "people skills" do not come naturally to children with Asperger's, they need training in such simple activities as:

• How to greet others and make eye contact

•How to let go and move on to new tasks

• How to cooperate and ask for help

•How to pay compliments

•How to discern someone's true intentions

• How to handle teasing and bullying

• How not to be rude.

Based on Dr. Norall's twenty years of experience diagnosing and treating thousands with Asperger's, this book will share her insights gained from helping so many friendless Asperger's children become more approachable, less stuck, and finally able to make, and keep, a friend or two.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Griffin, [2009]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2009
ISBN: 9780312558499
Branch Call Number: 618.9285 NORAL
Characteristics: xxi, 354 pages ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Brust, Beth Wagner
Notes: Includes index


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Mar 04, 2011

The authors offer many suggestions and tips that are concrete and doable to help parents, teachers and caregivers help kids with Asperger's syndrome. The emphasis on practicality is a refreshing change from the theoretical discussion that characterizes some of the other books dealing with this topic.


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