Knowing Yourself, Knowing Others: A Workbook for Children with Asperger's Disorder, Nonverbal Learning Disorder, and Other Social-Skill Problems

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From two therapists who specialize in treating kids with social skills problems comes this one-of-a-kind workbook. Knowing Yourself, Knowing Others helps children with Asperger's disorder, nonverbal learning disorder, and other social development problems learn essential social skills. These include recognizing feelings in others, understanding others' intentions, friendship-building skills, avoiding emotional overload, being flexible, and understanding why different behaviors are appropriate for different ...

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Overview

From two therapists who specialize in treating kids with social skills problems comes this one-of-a-kind workbook. Knowing Yourself, Knowing Others helps children with Asperger's disorder, nonverbal learning disorder, and other social development problems learn essential social skills. These include recognizing feelings in others, understanding others' intentions, friendship-building skills, avoiding emotional overload, being flexible, and understanding why different behaviors are appropriate for different settings. To make it easier, the book includes a handy visual key that allows readers to quickly identify the five different types of activities in the book: communication tools, investigative tools, visual tools, learning tools, and activities that require adult assistance. Conditions like autism, Asperger's disorder, and nonverbal learning disorder are on the rise in the U.S.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781572246058
  • Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
  • Publication date: 5/1/2008
  • Series: Instant Help Series
  • Edition description: Workbook
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 310,444
  • Age range: 6 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Barbara Cooper, MPS, is a registered, board-certified art therapist with twenty years' experience treating children and adults in school, hospital, and private practice settings. Barbara's specialty is helping parents develop their own style of effective parenting. She is a staff development consultant at Four Winds Hospital in Westchester, NY, and at the Wellspring Foundation in Bethlehem, CT. Barbara received her masters in art therapy from Pratt Institute in New York, where she is now an associate professor.

Nancy Widdows, MS, is a licensed professional counselor and registered, board-certified art therapist with ten years' experience in treating children in school, hospital and private practice settings. Widdows' specialty is using art therapy to create concrete visual tools to help kids understand the social environment. Cooper and Widdows codirect SuperKids in Ridgefield and Norwalk, CT, a unique program that focuses exclusively on social skills development.
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