The Asperger Couple's Workbook

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Asperger Syndrome (AS) can affect some of the fundamental ingredients required to make a relationship work such as emotional empathy and communication. Maxine Aston, author of Aspergers in Love, has created this workbook to help couples where one of the partners has AS deal with the difficulties that may arise in their relationship.
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The Asperger Couple's Workbook: Practical Advice and Activities for Couples and Counsellors

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Overview

Asperger Syndrome (AS) can affect some of the fundamental ingredients required to make a relationship work such as emotional empathy and communication. Maxine Aston, author of Aspergers in Love, has created this workbook to help couples where one of the partners has AS deal with the difficulties that may arise in their relationship.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781843102533
  • Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
  • Publication date: 11/15/2008
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 591,047
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 9

Acknowledgements 11

Terminology 12

Using this book 12

Introduction 13

Chapter 1 Understanding the Difference 15

The different species concept

Different needs

A different way of thought processing

A different perspective

Chapter 2 Communication 23

Communicating on different wavelengths

One thing at a time

Rules for giving important messages

Memory aids

Expressing feelings

Feelings in colour

The card communication system

Three rules for good arguing

Strategies to avoid breaking the rules

The frustration or anger thermometer

Whole sentence strategy

Unresolved issues

Chapter 3 Non-verbal Communication 53

Assumptions

Intonation of communication

MAD moments

Chapter 4 Social Interaction 61

Important socialising rules

A need for a different environment

Celebrations

Arranging surprise celebrations

Getting the context right

Chapter 5 Sexual Issues 79

Making a partner feel special

Sensory sensitivity

Finding a new way of sexual communication

Chapter 6 Parenting 89

Being distracted

Understanding the kids

House rules

Sharing responsibilities

An extra child

Chapter 7 Home Life 97

Special interests

Time awareness

Selective hearing

Getting the priorities right

Chapter 8 Who to Tell about Asperger? 111

A practical way to demonstrate communication difficulties to a child

A practical way to explain the effect of social interaction to a child

Telling parents

Telling friends

Employers and colleagues at work

Chapter 9 What is Cassandra? 121

What causes CADD?

What are the symptoms of CADD?

What can be done to prevent CADD?

Chapter 10 Difference Can Work 131

References 135

FurtherReading 137

Further Information and Research 138

Index 139

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    Clear and to the point - yet full of information!

    Fantastic book with great detail and insight! the chapter on Cassandra is very well explained! Highly recommended!

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