Paperback: £13.99 / $19.95
2012, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp
ISBN: 978-1-84905-902-2, BIC 2: VFX JNSG2
As a parent, a teacher and an Aspie herself, Jennifer O'Toole provides the definitive insider's view of Asperger syndrome. She shows how to help children on the spectrum by understanding how they think and by exploiting their special interests to promote learning. Her strategies work because she thinks like the children that she teaches.
This exciting book is full of effective and fun ways of engaging with children with Asperger syndrome. Jennifer explains how theory of mind difficulties create the need for concrete forms of communication, and provides original methods to inspire imagination through sensorial experiences. In particular she reveals the untapped power of special interests, showing how to harness these interests to encourage academic, social and emotional growth.
Affirming that different doesn't mean defective, this book offers the insight and guidance that parents, educators, and other professionals need to connect with the Asperkids in their life and get them excited about learning.
29 April 2013
Throughout World Autism Awareness Month 2013, our readers were offered the opportunity to ask JKP authors a question of their choice. Jennifer Cook O’Toole answers your questions on parenting a child with Asperger Syndrome. Amanda asks “my two are hermits and hate socialising. They tolerate it but I would like to make it less stressful for them....
2 April 2013
Lately, I’ve noticed an interesting fashion trend popping up all over the place. Nebulas. They’re silkscreened onto leggings and computer keyboard decals. They’re set into glass earrings, pendants, and refrigerator magnets. They’re on sunglass frames and smart phone cases, sheet sets and even a personal liquor flask. I’m not sure when the tipping point came...
21 March 2013
While they shouldn’t be, doctors’ offices can be intimidating to a lot of people. And to those of us who live with and love Asperkids, it can be very hard to—on cue—be able to articulate why our obviously brilliant children are NOT just “anxious and highly gifted.” Do NOT allow your instincts to be dismissed—highly...
16 November 2012
Our brand new US Autism Catalog is now available. With over 500 titles in print on Autism, Asperger Syndrome and related spectrum conditions, the JKP catalog is an amazing resource for parents, teachers, professionals and individuals with ASDs as well. To receive a free copy of the catalog, please sign up for our mailing list...
1 November 2012
“It’s a Small World, Asper-All” A Global Glimpse at Your FAQ’s (Installment #1) Following a whirlwind tour of the United Kingdom, author Jennifer Cook O’Toole (Asperkids, The Asperkid’s (Secret) Book of Social Rules) shares her thoughts on the universality of the Aspie world. She highlights some of the key questions she’s been asked, and offers...
May 30-31, 2013
Nashville, Tennessee, USA
with a keynote presentation by award-winning JKP author Jennifer Cook O'Toole
Jennifer Cook O'Toole is the author of Asperkids, The Asperkid's (Secret) Book of Social Rules, NEWLY released The Asperkid's Launch Pad and the forthcoming The Asperkid's Not-Your-Average-Coloring-Book all published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
July 10-13, 2013
David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
with presentations by JKP authors:
Jennifer Cook O'Toole, presenting on 'Relentless Positivity (and a Little Bit of Coffee)'
Karla Helbert, presenting on 'Finding Your Own Way To Grieve: Supporting Those On The Spectrum In Grief and Loss'
Michael McManmon, presenting on 'I'm Ready For College But I Can't Find My Homework'
June Groden, presenting on 'The Importance Of Teaching Resilience'
Carol Gray, presenting on 'Social Stories: Breaking New Ground to Address Life's Most Challenging Topics'
Shana Nichols and Samara Pulver Tetenbaum, presenting on 'Using Cognitive Behavior Therapy To Address Emotional Well-Being In Youth With ASDs'
Don't forget to stop by the JKP booth, #110, to meet with our authors, browse a selection of our new and forthcoming titles and speak with a company representative!
Jennifer Cook O'Toole
Jennifer Cook O'Toole
Illustrated by Brian Bojanowski
Jennifer Cook O'Toole