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Power Cards: Using Special Interests to Motivate Children and Youth with Asperger Syndrome and Autism
by Elisa Gagnon
The motivational power of special interests has long been established. This step-by-step book shows parents and educators how to help change an unwanted or inappropriate behavior by capitalizing on the special interests that characterize children and youth with Asperger Syndrome. The approach is simple, making it easy for parents and educators to use and easy for children ...more
Spiral-bound, 63 pages
Published January 1st 2001 by Autism Asperger Publishing Company
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If your kid has ANY obsessions that you think might influence him/her then BUY THIS BOOK NOW. I gave copies to my son's teachers, therapists, and his teachers. The concept is simple but the result is amazingly complex. We made TONS of these cards for my son and we still have some of them even years later. Many were so frequently used and handled they sort of disintegrated...this concept can be implemented anywhere anytime. This is not a main theory (like ABA) but it is a fantastic supplement.