Quirky, Yes---Hopeless, No: Practical Tips to Help Your Child with Asperger's Syndrome Be More Socially Accepted

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St. Martin's Press, Aug 4, 2009 - Family & Relationships - 384 pages
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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.

"This is a fantastic book for helping people on the autism spectrum learn social skills."--Temple Grandin, author of The Way I See It: A Personal Look at Autism and Asperger's


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I found this book to be very informative and a lifesaver. It is written in a way that you can easily find ways to help you and your child navigate the many ongoing situations your Aspie child may be ... Read full review

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Picking up on the description used by Perri Klass and Eileen Costello in Quirky Kids: Understanding and Helping Your Child Who Doesn't Fit In, licensed educational psychologist Norall and children's ... Read full review



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CYNTHIA LA BRIE NORALL, PH.D., is a licensed educational psychologist with a Ph.D. in Education. In 2000, she founded the Friends' Club, based in Carlsbad, California, where she has helped thousands of Asperger's kids learn basic social skills. BETH WAGNER BRUST is an award-winning author of many children's books and a graduate of Stanford University. Her teenage son has attended the Friends' Club since fourth grade.

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