Asperger Syndrome and Bullying: Strategies and Solutions

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Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2007 - Education - 173 pages
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Bullying is a serious problem for people with Asperger Syndrome (AS), both at school and in the workplace, and displaying "different" behavior, such as not understanding social rules or hand-flapping, exacerbates the risk of being victimized.

Writing in an accessible, informal style, the author describes the bullying behavior he and other individuals have experienced, and the effect this has had on their lives. He outlines the reasons for bullying behavior and the danger of persistent recurrence if it remains unchecked, as well as the critical importance of "involving the bystander". Nick Dubin goes on to provide a range of effective strategies to address bullies and bullying that can be applied by parents, professionals, schools, and individuals being bullied. He stresses the importance of peer intervention, empathetic teachers, and verbal self-defense, and shows how lack of support, condemning of "tale telling," or even blaming the victim reinforces bullying.

This book offers individuals with AS who are being bullied the opportunity to see that they are not alone, and it is an invaluable source of advice for parents, teachers, professionals and personnel managers.

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I have read this book twice. I think it is clear and concise, and gives basic information on how bullying affects children with aspergers in school. However I also think it is boy-centric and the ... Read full review

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Bullying is a serious problem for people with Asperger syndrome, both at school and at work. Displaying different behaviour increases the risk of being victimised. Writing from personal and ... Read full review

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Nick Dubin was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome in 2004. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Communications from Oakland University, a Master's Degree in Learning Disabilities from the University of Detroit Mercy, and a Specialist Degree in Psychology from the Michigan School of Professional Psychology, where he is now pursuing a doctoral degree in Psychology. Nick lives in a suburb of Detroit, MI. He regularly presents workshops on bullying. He has produced two DVDs, Asperger Syndrome and Employment: A Personal Guide to Succeeding at Work and Being Bullied: Strategies and Solutions for People with Asperger's Syndrome, also published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

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