Navigating the Social World: A Curriculum for Individuals with Asperger's Syndrome, High Functioning Autism and Related Disorders - contains bonus CD-Rom with printable worksheets

Navigating the Social World: A Curriculum for Individuals with Asperger's Syndrome, High Functioning Autism and Related Disorders - contains bonus CD-Rom with printable worksheets

by Jeanette McAfee, Tony Attwood
     
 

Pediatrician Jeanie McAfee originally created this user-friendly social curriculum for her daughter Rachel, who was diagnosed with Asperger's at age ten. Since then, it has become a staple for parents and educators. It addresses the most urgent problems facing those with Asperger's Syndrome, high-functioning autism, and related disorders.
 
Dr. McAfee

Overview

Pediatrician Jeanie McAfee originally created this user-friendly social curriculum for her daughter Rachel, who was diagnosed with Asperger's at age ten. Since then, it has become a staple for parents and educators. It addresses the most urgent problems facing those with Asperger's Syndrome, high-functioning autism, and related disorders.
 
Dr. McAfee covers how to:

  • increase communication skills
  • recognize and cope with emotions
  • recognize and prevent stress
  • develop abstract thinking skills
  • address behavioral problems

 
Tasks are broken down into small steps, repeated until they are mastered, then generalized. Helpful handouts, templates, and forms will help keep teachers and learners on track.
 
Helpful sections include:
  • Recognizing and Coping with One’s Own Emotions
  • Communication and Social Skills
  • Abstract Thinking Skills
  • Behavioral Issues
This title comes with a CD-Rom of printable worksheets for your convenience.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“A superb resource for parents and professionals. . . . it provides clear and thorough cognitive behavioral programs for working with children to develop life skills. . . .”—Marjorie Solomon-Friedman, Ph.D., Post Graduate Researcher/M.I.N.D. Scholar

 

“After reading this book you can immediately start a program at home or school.”—Dr. Tony Attwood
 

“What a wonderful book! What makes it unique is that the mother and physician are one and the same person!! Dr. McAfee turned her love and concern for her own child into this masterfully practical and accessible book that will provide valuable assistance to children, parents, teachers, and professionals around the world.—Edward Hallowell, M.D., Senior Lecturer, Harvard Medical School, and author of Connect and Driven to Distraction

 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781935274964
Publisher:
Future Horizons, Inc.
Publication date:
12/01/2013
Pages:
354
Sales rank:
720,515
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Tony Attwood is a practicing clinical psychologist with more than 25 years' experience. He has worked with over 2000 individuals of all ages with Asperger's syndrome. He presents workshops and runs training courses for parents, professionals and individuals with AS all over the world and is a prolific author of articles and books on the subject.

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