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Asperger syndrome and social relationships (Adults speak out about Asperger syndrome series)

EDMONDS, Genevieve and BEARDON, Luke [eds.]

2008    170 Pages    (Jessica Kingsley Publishers)

ISBN 13: 9781843106487   

`This book is essential reading to understand the social abilities of adults with Asperger's syndrome. The contributors each have different personalities and experiences, but together they provide a range of strategies to encourage people with Asperger's syndrome to achieve the social relationships they desire.' - Professor Tony Attwood Social interaction among neurotypical people is complex and in many ways illogical. To the person with Asperger Syndrome (AS) it is also woefully unintuitive. In [...]

`This book is essential reading to understand the social abilities of adults with Asperger's syndrome. The contributors each have different personalities and experiences, but together they provide a range of strategies to encourage people with Asperger's syndrome to achieve the social relationships they desire.'

- Professor Tony Attwood

Social interaction among neurotypical people is complex and in many ways illogical. To the person with Asperger Syndrome (AS) it is also woefully unintuitive. In this book, adults with AS discuss social relationships, offer advice and support for others with AS and provide necessary insights into AS perspectives for those working and interacting with them.

The contributors evaluate a range of social contexts and relationship aspects, including:

* online relationships - a worldwide social network based on non-verbal communication,

* the unwritten rules of neurotypical socialising,

* the need for mutual understanding between those with AS and neurotypicals,

* the effects of struggling socially on one's self-esteem and frame of mind, and

* the opportunities provided by social skills workshops or interest groups.

This is essential reading for adults with AS, their family and friends, as well as service providers and other professionals providing support for people with AS in adult life. [less]

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Autism: a social skills approach for children and adolescents (A Winslow practical sourcebook)

AARONS, Maureen and GITTENS, Tessa

1998    97 Pages    (Winslow)

ISBN 10: 0863882021

This title has many practical ideas which form the basis for programmes of intervention for children with autism. The content is aimed at those with normal or near-normal cognitive abilities and looks at social functioning.

This title has many practical ideas which form the basis for programmes of intervention for children with autism. The content is aimed at those with normal or near-normal cognitive abilities and looks at social functioning. [less]

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Bullies, bigmouths and so-called friends

ALEXANDER, Jenny

2003    122 Pages    (Hodder Children's Books)

ISBN 13: 9780340911846   

Teaches children how to boost their self-esteem and so prevent bullying from affecting their lives.

Teaches children how to boost their self-esteem and so prevent bullying from affecting their lives. [less]

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Bully (Good & Bad)

AMOS, Janine

2007    32 Pages    (Cherrytree Books)

ISBN 10: 184234420

At times, all children behave badly. Some are bullies. Some cheat, lie and steal. "Good and Bad" is a valuable series, which shows children how to cope with their behaviour problems. Each title consists of three stories, through which all children will be able to identify with the characters, as well as adults welcoming the sound moral and psychological sense that each story provides. "Bully" tells the stories of Michael, Sharon and Li, as each child experiences what it is [...]

At times, all children behave badly. Some are bullies. Some cheat, lie and steal. "Good and Bad" is a valuable series, which shows children how to cope with their behaviour problems. Each title consists of three stories, through which all children will be able to identify with the characters, as well as adults welcoming the sound moral and psychological sense that each story provides. "Bully" tells the stories of Michael, Sharon and Li, as each child experiences what it is like to be a bully. We also see the effect it has on the people around them and, as well as examining the reasons behind the emotions, the book also explains the best way to cope with them. [less]

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Coping with your emotions (Get real)

TYM, Kate and WORMS, Penny

2004    48 Pages    (Raintree)

ISBN 10: 1844434095

Do you ever wish you could switch off the emotional mess whirling in your head? Whether you suffer from uncontrollable bouts of anger or shyness, you can't stop bursting into tears or you just feel downright bored with life - this is the book to help you out. Perhaps you are jealous of your best friend's good looks, or you're feeling so anxious about something that you can't get to sleep. Whatever your problem, the Get Real experts have loads of advice to help you through any [...]

Do you ever wish you could switch off the emotional mess whirling in your head? Whether you suffer from uncontrollable bouts of anger or shyness, you can't stop bursting into tears or you just feel downright bored with life - this is the book to help you out.
Perhaps you are jealous of your best friend's good looks, or you're feeling so anxious about something that you can't get to sleep. Whatever your problem, the Get Real experts have loads of advice to help you through any issue of an emotional kind. [less]

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Creating kids who can: practical and proven ways to boost their self-esteem every day

ROBB, Jean and LETTS, Hilary

2002    184 Pages    (Hodder Paperbacks)

ISBN 10: 0340820438

A practical guide for unlocking the potential of your child - no matter what their age or ability. It introduces a holistic and nurturing approach to learning that should help your child to develop confidently - instilling motivation, creativity and enthusiasm for progression. Explaining the techniques, strategies and exercises for overcoming the learning barriers, this guide should enable you to spot and solve problems, boost your child's ability and self-esteem, curb boredom and help you [...]

A practical guide for unlocking the potential of your child - no matter what their age or ability. It introduces a holistic and nurturing approach to learning that should help your child to develop confidently - instilling motivation, creativity and enthusiasm for progression. Explaining the techniques, strategies and exercises for overcoming the learning barriers, this guide should enable you to spot and solve problems, boost your child's ability and self-esteem, curb boredom and help you to understand your child better. [less]

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Different like me!: based on a true story

WESLEY, Alexis

2014    23 Pages    (A. Wesley)

ISBN 13: 9780692243855   

Different Like Me is a book about a little girl with a physical disability called arthrogryposis (arth-ro-gry-po-sis) who goes on a grand adventure across the ocean to meet her new brother with special needs who is being adopted. This is based on a true story. "Different Like Me" is a 23 page full-color illustrated Children's book for readers ages 4-11 and listeners of any age.

Different Like Me is a book about a little girl with a physical disability called arthrogryposis (arth-ro-gry-po-sis) who goes on a grand adventure across the ocean to meet her new brother with special needs who is being adopted. This is based on a true story. "Different Like Me" is a 23 page full-color illustrated Children's book for readers ages 4-11 and listeners of any age. [less]

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Do I have to go to hospital? (A first look at)

THOMAS, Pat

2006    29 Pages    (Hodder)

ISBN 10: 0340894512

In simple and reassuring terms, this entertaining book explores for young children aged approximately 4 - 8 what it is like to go into hospital and how the reader might feel about it. Discussion boxes offer the adult opportunities to discuss the issues directly with their child audience. Charmingly clear illustrations give readers immediate access to complex situations and feelings and provide further stimulus for discussion. Notes for teachers and parents, plus suggested further resources, help [...]

In simple and reassuring terms, this entertaining book explores for young children aged approximately 4 - 8 what it is like to go into hospital and how the reader might feel about it. Discussion boxes offer the adult opportunities to discuss the issues directly with their child audience. Charmingly clear illustrations give readers immediate access to complex situations and feelings and provide further stimulus for discussion. Notes for teachers and parents, plus suggested further resources, help adults to make the most of the learning opportunities inherent in the book. [less]

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Drink and drugs and your body (Healthy Body)

GOODMAN, Polly

2005    48 Pages    (Wayland)

ISBN 10: 0750247169

This clear and attractive book is the ideal choice for information on how drink and drugs affect health for top primary and secondary school pupils. With plenty of colourful photographs, illuminating diagrams and fascinating fact panels, it presents complex information in an easily understood way. Covering such topics as what are drugs, legal and illegal; alcohol and how it affects people; alcoholism; smoking and how it damages health; and the risks associated with illegal drugs, it also [...]

This clear and attractive book is the ideal choice for information on how drink and drugs affect health for top primary and secondary school pupils. With plenty of colourful photographs, illuminating diagrams and fascinating fact panels, it presents complex information in an easily understood way. Covering such topics as what are drugs, legal and illegal; alcohol and how it affects people; alcoholism; smoking and how it damages health; and the risks associated with illegal drugs, it also explores the impact of medicinal drugs and how to adopt a sensible attitude towards drink and drugs. [less]

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Feelings book, The

PARR, Todd

2001    25 Pages    (Walker Books)

ISBN 10: 0744592208

Todd Parr's books blaze with primary colours, positive messages and the kind of humour that elicits giggles from kids and knowing smiles from adults. Messages range from the straightforward feelings (lonely, scared, brave) to the slightly less conventional, though equally valid (Sometimes I feel like standing on my head.") Underwear tips are ideal for anyone just out of nappies and not sure of the etiquette(!) The artwork is bold and simple - the characters are stick figures and the text is [...]

Todd Parr's books blaze with primary colours, positive messages and the kind of humour that elicits giggles from kids and knowing smiles from adults. Messages range from the straightforward feelings (lonely, scared, brave) to the slightly less conventional, though equally valid (Sometimes I feel like standing on my head.") Underwear tips are ideal for anyone just out of nappies and not sure of the etiquette(!) The artwork is bold and simple - the characters are stick figures and the text is presented in childlike handwriting. This is Purple Ronnie for primary-schoolers, but with definite crossover appeal into older, even adult, markets. [less]

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Finding out about periods

HURLEY, Caroline

12 Pages   

The document takes an FAQs appraoch to periods. It covers the practicalities of periods, why women have them and includes a calendar to help you work out your cycle.

The document takes an FAQs appraoch to periods. It covers the practicalities of periods, why women have them and includes a calendar to help you work out your cycle. [less]

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Making sense of sex: a forthright guide to puberty, sex and relationships for people with Asperger's syndrome

ATTWOOD, Sarah

2008    320 Pages    (Jessica Kingsley Publishers)

ISBN 13: 9781843103745   

Puberty is a time of huge change in the physical body, in emotional experience and in social relationships. Having an understanding of these developments and learning how to deal with them is essential, and for people with Asperger syndrome it can be a challenge to get to grips with the social and emotional aspects of puberty, sex and relationships. This book is ideal for those who need clear, detailed explanations and direct answers to the many questions raised by puberty and sexual maturity. [...]

Puberty is a time of huge change in the physical body, in emotional experience and in social relationships. Having an understanding of these developments and learning how to deal with them is essential, and for people with Asperger syndrome it can be a challenge to get to grips with the social and emotional aspects of puberty, sex and relationships. This book is ideal for those who need clear, detailed explanations and direct answers to the many questions raised by puberty and sexual maturity. Sarah Attwood describes developments in both the male and female body, and explains how to maintain hygiene and personal care, and to promote general good health. She examines emotional changes, including moods and sexual feelings, and provides comprehensive information on sex, sexual health and reproduction. She looks at the nature of friendship, how it changes from childhood to adulthood and its importance as a basis for sexual encounter. She also offers coping strategies for different social experiences, from bullying to dating, and includes essential tips on the politics of mature behaviour, such as knowing the difference between public and personal topics of conversation. ‘Making sense of sex’ is a thorough guide written in unambiguous language with helpful diagrams, explanations and practical advice for young people approaching puberty and beyond. [less]

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My book of manners: a lift the flap book

HAMMONDS, Heather

2007    (Hinkler)

ISBN 13: 9781741574920   

Follow the adventures of Emma, Carlos, Yasmin and Anthony as they discover how they can make friends with good manners. Kids will love the bright illustrations and fun stories as they lift the flaps to reveal how their behaviour affects others.

Follow the adventures of Emma, Carlos, Yasmin and Anthony as they discover how they can make friends with good manners. Kids will love the bright illustrations and fun stories as they lift the flaps to reveal how their behaviour affects others. [less]

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My social stories book

GRAY, Carol and WHITE, Abbie Leigh

2002    141 Pages    (Jessica Kingsley Publishers)

ISBN 10: 1853029505

A collection of social stories for teaching social and life skills to children on the autism spectrum. Taking the form of short narratives, the stories take children step-by-step through basic activities such as brushing your teeth, taking a bath and wearing a safety belt in the car. These stories are written for pre-schoolers aged from two to six and form a primer for non-autistic as well as autistic children. There are approximately 100 stories, and there are line illustrations throughout [...]

A collection of social stories for teaching social and life skills to children on the autism spectrum. Taking the form of short narratives, the stories take children step-by-step through basic activities such as brushing your teeth, taking a bath and wearing a safety belt in the car. These stories are written for pre-schoolers aged from two to six and form a primer for non-autistic as well as autistic children. There are approximately 100 stories, and there are line illustrations throughout which form a visual counterpart to the text. An introduction explains to parents and carers how to use the book. [less]

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New social story book, The [and accompanying DVD]

GRAY, Carol

2010    265 Pages    (Future Horizons)

ISBN 13: 9781935274056   

Carol Gray’s ‘Social Stories’ are not only familiar throughout the autism community, but they have become an absolute necessity for parents and educators. Carol Gray pioneered this method of teaching social skills through structured stories and her method is now a standard in special needs education. With the exponential growth of children being diagnosed with autism (and the number of adults who support them), the need for this book is increasing by the minute. Now, with a [...]

Carol Gray’s ‘Social Stories’ are not only familiar throughout the autism community, but they have become an absolute necessity for parents and educators. Carol Gray pioneered this method of teaching social skills through structured stories and her method is now a standard in special needs education. With the exponential growth of children being diagnosed with autism (and the number of adults who support them), the need for this book is increasing by the minute. Now, with a revamped format and over 50% more stories. [less]

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Puberty and growing up (Let's discuss)

SANDERS, Pete and MYERS, Steve

1995    32 Pages    (Franklin Watts Ltd)

ISBN 10: 0749620935

Growing up is an exciting experience. It does have its challenges, and there can be problems to face, especially during puberty. This book helps you to understand about the physical and emotional changes that happen during puberty. It discusses the issues that growing up can raise for young people and adults. Each chapter introduces a different aspect of the subject, illustrated by a continuing storyline. The characters in the story deal with situations which many young people experience. By the [...]

Growing up is an exciting experience. It does have its challenges, and there can be problems to face, especially during puberty. This book helps you to understand about the physical and emotional changes that happen during puberty. It discusses the issues that growing up can raise for young people and adults. Each chapter introduces a different aspect of the subject, illustrated by a continuing storyline. The characters in the story deal with situations which many young people experience. By the end, you will know more about what growing up means and how it can make you feel. [less]

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Stick up for yourself!: every kid's guide to personal power and positive self-esteem

KAUFMAN, Gershen, RAPHAEL, Lev and ESPELAND, Pamela

1999    117 Pages    (Free Spirit Pub)

ISBN 13: 9781575420684   

Have you ever been picked on at school, bossed around, blamed for things you didn't do, or treated unfairly? Do you sometimes feel frustrated, angry, powerless, and scared? Do you wish you could stick up for yourself, but you don't know how? This book can help. In simple words and real-life examples, it shows you how to stick up for yourself with other kids (including bullies and teasers), big sisters and brothers, even parents and teachers. It tells you things you can say without [...]

Have you ever been picked on at school, bossed around, blamed for things you didn't do, or treated unfairly? Do you sometimes feel frustrated, angry, powerless, and scared? Do you wish you could stick up for yourself, but you don't know how?
This book can help. In simple words and real-life examples, it shows you how to stick up for yourself with other kids (including bullies and teasers), big sisters and brothers, even parents and teachers. It tells you things you can say without putting people down, and things you can do without getting into trouble. You'll feel better about yourself, stronger inside, and more in charge of your life.
You'll also learn about yourself and what's important to you. You'll find out about your feelings, needs, and dreams for the future. You'll see that you're responsible for your own behaviour and your own feelings - nobody else's. You'll learn positive ways to deal with strong feelings like anger, fear, jealousy, and shame. And you'll discover simple ways to 'store' happiness and pride for times when you need them the most.
First published in 1990, this book has helped countless kids build self-esteem and be more assertive. It can give you the power to stick up for yourself, be true to yourself, and feel secure and confident inside - no matter what. [less]

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Trip to the dentist, A (DK Readers Level 1)

SMITH, Penny

2006    32 Pages    (Dorling Kindersley)

ISBN 13: 9781405313889   

A trip to the dentist needn’t be so scary when you can read all about it. Lots of photographs, simple vocabulary and illustrations make a great book to read together with your child and ideal for guided reading in the Literacy hour. Learning about the dentist is fun for beginner readers and increases reading confidence.

A trip to the dentist needn’t be so scary when you can read all about it. Lots of photographs, simple vocabulary and illustrations make a great book to read together with your child and ideal for guided reading in the Literacy hour. Learning about the dentist is fun for beginner readers and increases reading confidence. [less]

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Unwritten rules of friendship: simple strategies to help your child make friends, The

ELMAN, Natalie Madorsky and KENNEDY-MOORE, Eileen

2003    340 Pages    (Little, Brown and Company)

ISBN 13: 9780316917308   

“Nobody likes me” is a complaint that parents hear all too often, and few utterances make them feel more helpless. What can a parent do for a child who feels isolated, rejected, or out of sync with his or her peers? This practical and compassionate handbook, draws on the authors’ experience working with thousands of children to offer you as a parent (or teacher or caregiver) tools you can use – including practical activities, games and exercises – to identify a [...]

“Nobody likes me” is a complaint that parents hear all too often, and few utterances make them feel more helpless. What can a parent do for a child who feels isolated, rejected, or out of sync with his or her peers? This practical and compassionate handbook, draws on the authors’ experience working with thousands of children to offer you as a parent (or teacher or caregiver) tools you can use – including practical activities, games and exercises – to identify a child’s social strengths and difficulties and to sharpen any child’s social skills. Nearly every child has trouble with social relationships in some way, at some time. Some children feel awkward in groups. Some have trouble resolving arguments. Some stick out in such a way that they become natural targets for bullies. And some seem virtually incapable of making friends. No matter what your child’s situation – whether he or she is a born leader or a constant complainer, a wallflower or an unwitting aggressor, a poor sport or a perfectionist – you’ll recognise your child’s struggles in the case studies in this book. You’ll discover why certain children don’t ‘get’ particular social conventions, and you’ll learn simple strategies for increasing your child’s awareness of the unspoken underpinnings of social interactions – knowledge that is essential to building, sustaining and repairing relationships. [less]

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What's happening to Ellie?: a book about puberty for girls and young women with autism and related conditions

REYNOLDS, Kate E.

2015    36 Pages    (Jessica Kingsley Publishers)

ISBN 13: 9781849055260   

Ellie notices that her body is changing. Hair is growing in new places and there are other changes happening too. Ellie's mum helps her understand that she has started growing into a woman. Following Ellie as she begins to notice changes to her body, this simple resource helps parents and carers teach girls with autism and related conditions about puberty. It covers all the changes that they will experience, both emotional such as new feelings and physical such as periods. This fully illustrated [...]

Ellie notices that her body is changing. Hair is growing in new places and there are other changes happening too. Ellie's mum helps her understand that she has started growing into a woman. Following Ellie as she begins to notice changes to her body, this simple resource helps parents and carers teach girls with autism and related conditions about puberty. It covers all the changes that they will experience, both emotional such as new feelings and physical such as periods. This fully illustrated positive and entertaining book provides the perfect opportunity to talk about puberty with girls and young women with autism or related conditions. [less]

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What's happening to Tom?: a book about puberty for boys and young men with autism and related conditions

REYNOLDS, Kate E.

2015    36 Pages    (Jessica Kingsley Publishers)

ISBN 13: 9781849055239   

Tom notices that his body is changing. Tom's voice is different and hair is growing in new places. There are other changes happening too. Tom's dad helps him understand that he has started growing into a man. Following Tom as he begins to notice changes to his body, this simple resource helps parents and carers teach boys with autism or other special needs about puberty. It covers all the changes that they will experience, both emotional such as new feelings and physical such as wet dreams. This [...]

Tom notices that his body is changing. Tom's voice is different and hair is growing in new places. There are other changes happening too. Tom's dad helps him understand that he has started growing into a man. Following Tom as he begins to notice changes to his body, this simple resource helps parents and carers teach boys with autism or other special needs about puberty. It covers all the changes that they will experience, both emotional such as new feelings and physical such as wet dreams. This fully illustrated positive and entertaining book provides the perfect opportunity to talk about puberty with boys and young men with autism or special needs. [less]

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