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

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Penguin, 2005 - Family & Relationships - 272 pages
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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

 

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This book was referred to me by a friend. I no longer have any doubts about my son. This has great insights, tips, and scenarios. I recommend it highly. Read full review

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Asperger's syndrome is a milder form of Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) that encompasses social difficulties without the speech delay associated with autism. Sohn, a school psychologist, and Grayson ... Read full review

Contents

Understanding Aspergers Syndrome
1
The Reasons Behind the Behavior
27
Identifying Asperger Subtypes
47
Teaching New Skills
99
Making and Keeping Friends
151
What to Do During a Crisis
175
Reaching the Final Coal
197
Characteristics Checklist for Aspergers Syndrome
229
How to Play a Came Example of a Visual
252
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Alan Sohn, Ed.D., is a school psychologist and has been the consultant to the Bucks County Intermediate Unit Autistic Program for twenty years. He maintains a private practice in Newtown, Pennsylvania.

Cathy Grayson, M.A., is a special education teacher with the Bucks County Intermediate Unit in Pennsylvania, having taught all levels of the autistic spectrum for more than 20 years. She maintains a private consulting practice in Bala-Cynwyd, Pennsylvania. They are the founders of Sohn Grayson Autism Consultants.

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