Perfect Targets: Asperger Syndrome and Bullying : Practical Solutions for Surviving the Social World

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AAPC Publishing, 2003 - Education - 189 pages
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A 2002 study from Comprehensive Issues in Pediatric Nursing found that 94 percent of students with Asperger Syndrome face torment from their peers. Indeed, some of their behaviors and characteristics that others see as different make many of these children easy targets for frequent and severe bullying. This book takes a frank look at the different types of bullying and what adults must do to curb bullying, helping prevent the often lifelong effects of this behavior on its victims. Practical strategies and solutions at the school, class and individual level are presented.
 

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Looks in depth at the different types of bullying, the bullies and their victims. Children with Asperger syndrome are identified as perfect targets because of their social difficulties. Gives advice on preventing bullying at the individual, class and school levels. Read full review

Contents

Lets Put Bullying Into Perspective
3
What Is Bullying?
19
Children Who Bully
31
Typical Children Targeted for Bullying
41
Children with Asperger Syndrome
51
The Bystanders
63
Taking a Stand Against Bullying
73
Increasing Awareness and Understanding
75
Bullying Prevention at the Class Level
97
Individualizing Bullying Prevention with Special Considerations for Children with Asperger Syndrome
117
Personal Perspectives on Bullying
141
References
155
Resources
161
Appendix
177
Index
183
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Bullying Prevention at the School Level
83

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About the author (2003)

Rebekah Heinrichs, MSN, M.S.ED., is an educational consultant specializing in autism and Asperger Syndrome. She has a master's degree in pediatric nursing and a master's degree in special education with a focus on autism/Asperger Syndrome. Her current interests include bullying issues and supportive educational programs for parents of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders. Rebekah resides in Chelsea, Michigan.

Brenda Smith Myles is Associate Professor in the Department of Special Education at the University of Kansas, where she codirects a graduate program in Asperger syndrome and autism. She has written numerous articles and books, including Asperger Syndrome and Difficult Moments: Practical Solutions for Tantrums, Rage, and Meltdowns and Asperger Syndrome and Adolescence: Practical Solutions for School Success, the winner of the Autism Society of America's outstanding literary work in 2002. Dr. Myles is on the executive boards of several organizations, including the Organization for Autism Research and MAAP Services, Inc.

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