Parenting Your Asperger Child: Individualized Solutions for Teaching Your Child Practical Skills

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Penguin, Feb 1, 2005 - Family & Relationships - 288 pages
Asperger's Syndrome is a form of autism—but with the right guidance, these children can go on to live happy, fulfilling lives.

In Parenting Your Asperger Child, Dr. Alan Sohn's and Cathy Grayson's groundbreaking Cognitive Social Integration Therapy (CSIT) offers practical solutions that help parents prepare their children for a fulfilling life of social interaction outside the confines of their syndrome, addressing such topics as:

- The six characteristics of Asperger's Syndrome
- How to identify a child's type of Asperger's—and the best approaches for dealing with it
- Understanding how an Asperger's child sees and interprets the world
- Replacing inappropriate coping techniques with productive skills
- How to survive and learn from a crisis
- How school programs can aid in teaching Asperger children - Making changes that last


Understanding Aspergers Syndrome
The Reasons Behind the Behavior
Identifying Asperger Subtypes
Teaching New Skills
Making and Keeping Friends
What to Do During a Crisis
Reaching the Final Goal
Characteristics Checklist for Aspergers Syndrome
Sohn Grayson Rating Scale for Aspergers Syndrome
How to Play a Game Example of a Visual

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Alan Sohn, EdD, is a school psychologist and has been the consultant to the Bucks County Intermediate Unit Autistic Program for 20 years. He maintains a private practice in Newtown, Pennsylvania. He and Cathy Grayson are the founders of Sohn Grayson Autism Consultants.

Cathy Grayson, MA, is a special education teacher with the Bucks County Intermediate Unit in Pennsylvania and has taught all levels of the Autistic Spectrum for more than 20 years. She maintains a private consulting practice in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania. She and Alan Sohn are the founders of Sohn Grayson Autism Consultants.

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