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Asperger's Rules!: How to Make Sense of School and Friends
Fitting in to school and social life can be the single most challenging task for children with Asperger's syndrome, but this book can help. Packed full of information, this book covers common school situations and the uncommon challenges that they can present to a child with Asperger's.
Hardcover, 127 pages
Published May 15th 2012 by Magination Press
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This book covers many topics with which students on the autism spectrum have trouble. Chapters include Your Feelings and Emotions; Teachers and Asking for Help; Friends,Classmates and the Other Kids; Bullies and Mean Kids; and Healthy Habits. Each chapter is further divided into what to expect in situations and how to effectively deal with them. Sometimes, there are flow charts and model conversations, which I found helpful. This was a very text-dense book, and sometimes the way the information ...more
I got this book on recommendation from my son's doctor. My son is 13 and has Aspergers Syndrome. The book is very well done, tastefully dealing with social difficulties, without being cheesy or pandering to teenage humor. My son is reading it now, and he's really enjoying it. I wouldn't have picked it up on my own, because he is homeschooled and from the title it sounds like the book is all about school. Actually, it was really relevant to him, and he could use the tips for classroom dynamics in ...more
Apr 13, 2013 Kristy rated it liked it
I thought it was interesting how this guide was written for the audience of young people with an autistic-spectrum disorder. It's sort of a "how-to guide" on how to act, or react. There are chapters on individual situations, like conversation starters. As a teacher, I might even adapt some of this content for socioemotional learning activities for primary, or counseling.
This book has interesting ideas for helping a child with Aspergers navigate life. Has concrete examples for how to set goals and how to do things. (Leave an arm's length between you and another person for the appropriate amount of personal space. Set a goal for handing in homework on time rather than wanting to do better on homework.) Would recommend this book to others.