From Like to Love for Young People with Asperger's Syndrome: Learning How to Express and Enjoy Affection with Family and Friends

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If you are a parent of a young person with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) you are likely to have experienced first-hand the difficulty a child with ASD may have in expressing their liking or love for someone. They may not understand that family members and friends want and need to receive expressions of affection.

This book, by the leading experts, addresses this issue in practical terms, providing a carefully constructed program in which ...

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From Like to Love for Young People with Asperger's Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder): Learning How to Express and Enjoy Affection with Family and Friends

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Overview

If you are a parent of a young person with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) you are likely to have experienced first-hand the difficulty a child with ASD may have in expressing their liking or love for someone. They may not understand that family members and friends want and need to receive expressions of affection.

This book, by the leading experts, addresses this issue in practical terms, providing a carefully constructed program in which parents can help a child with an ASD to develop their ability both to understand affection and to express it. The activities in this book will help the young person learn how to identify their own and others' comfort and enjoyment range for gestures, actions and words of affection and the ways they can express liking or loving someone, appropriate to each relationship and situation. The book also guides the adult through the challenges faced by the child.

This book will be an invaluable resource for any parent wanting to help their child who finds understanding or expressing affection difficult, and will help the child to improve relationships and friendships.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781849054362
  • Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
  • Publication date: 8/28/2013
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 986,306
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (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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