Paperback: £14.99 / $24.95
2012, 216mm x 279.4mm / 8.5in x 11in, 72pp
ISBN: 978-1-84905-293-1, BIC 2: VFJD VFX
Growing up with Asperger Syndrome (AS) can throw up all sorts of challenges, but never fear, The Brain Guru, The Sensory Detective and The Social Scientist are here to help!
These likeable characters guide children with AS through some of the trickiest, stickiest conundrums known to humankind: from anxiety and negative thinking, to sensory overload, emotions, friendship and trust and social situations. By working through the activities and using the cut-out-and-keep tools with a parent, carer or teacher, children with AS will learn how to build upon their strengths and develop techniques for coping with areas of difficulty - as well as how to handle setbacks and celebrate successes along the way! The important topic of staying safe in the digital world is also covered, providing children with the knowledge and know-how they need to use the internet, social networking and text messaging safely.
Original and highly interactive, with attractive colour illustrations throughout, this is an essential toolkit for every family with a child with AS.
23 March 2012
"Kids with High Functioning Autism (HFA) and Aspergers, are very self-aware, and crave social interaction. We work with them to facilitate this, not only to make socialising a rewarding experience but to help them see and remember how it is achieved. It requires constant and persistent reinforcement, but it really pays off. "
Learning About Friendship: Stories to Support Social Skills Training in Children with Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism
Illustrated by Haitham Al-Ghani