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Social Skills for Teenagers and Adults with Asperger Syndrome by Nancy J. Patrick
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Mar 07, 2011

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Read in February, 2011

I have a problem with most social skills books I have seen. They seem to talk more about functioning in every day situations more than they do about social skills. I agree that functioning in everyday situations is important, and, in a way, is social skills, but I think Ms. Patrick missed the boat a bit. She does share some good social skills and tips for functioning, and I think that the book would be very helpful for most teens or adults with Asperger's Syndrome, but I would have liked to see more detailed descriptions of actual social interchanges and some of the actual skills that govern social interchanges for "neurotypical" individuals. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this book to someone with Asperger's Syndrome, or to anyone who is wondering how to help another person with the disorder out. I just wish that there was a better resource out there for the detailed rules of social interactions. I'll keep looking.

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message 1: by Jjo (new)

Jjo Maybe you should write a book that fits your specifications!

message 2: by Jon (new) - rated it 3 stars

Jon Cox If I don't find one that works, I will.

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