CBT to Help Young People with Asperger's Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder) to Understand and Express Affection: A Manual for Professionals

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Children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are often not instinctive and intuitive in expressing their liking or love for someone, or in understanding that family members, friends and others need affection. Expressing affection to teachers, other close professionals, or family friends, can be even more challenging.

This book, by the leading experts in the field, provides a carefully constructed CBT program for professionals ...

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CBT to Help Young People with Asperger's Syndrome or Mild Autism to Understand and Express Affection: A Manual for Professionals

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Overview

Children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are often not instinctive and intuitive in expressing their liking or love for someone, or in understanding that family members, friends and others need affection. Expressing affection to teachers, other close professionals, or family friends, can be even more challenging.

This book, by the leading experts in the field, provides a carefully constructed CBT program for professionals to help boys and girls with an ASD to feel confident recognizing, expressing and enjoying affection. The activities will help the young person identify their own and others' comfort and enjoyment range for gestures, actions and words of affection. They will also learn the variety of appropriate ways they can express liking or loving someone, helping them to strengthen friendships and relationships.

This book will be an invaluable resource for professionals supporting a child with an ASD.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781849054126
  • Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
  • Publication date: 8/28/2013
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 802,994
  • Product dimensions: 8.52 (w) x 10.96 (h) x 0.42 (d)

Meet the Author

Tony Attwood, PhD, is a clinical psychologist from Brisbane, Australia, with over 30 years of experience with individuals with autism spectrum disorders. He is currently adjunct Associate Professor at Griffith University in Queensland. He is the author of the best-selling Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome, Asperger's Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals, and the Exploring Feelings program manuals. Michelle Garnett, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and founder and Director of Minds & Hearts: A Specialist Clinic for Asperger's Syndrome and Autism. She has specialized in autism spectrum conditions for the past 17 years, and created the first screening instrument for Asperger's Syndrome, the Australian Scale for Asperger's Syndrome (ASAS) in 1993. Michelle has been an invited speaker at many national and international conferences. She lives in Brisbane, Australia.

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Table of Contents

1.Why Children and Adolescents who have Mild Autism or Asperger's Syndrome Need a Programme to Understand and Express Affection. 2. Aims of the Programme. 3. Who can use this Programme?. 4. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. 5. Assessment of the Ability to Communicate Affection. 6. How to Run Group and Individual Sessions. 7. Activities for Each Session. 8. Presenters Notes. General. Session 1. Session 2. Session 3. Session 4. Session 5. Recommended Resources. Appendix

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