Parenting a Child with Asperger Syndrome: 200 Tips and Strategies

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For parents of children with Asperger Syndrome ordinary parenting just doesn't always do it -- AS kids need a different approach. Brenda is mother to thirteen-year-old Kenneth, author of Asperger Syndrome, the Universe and Everything, and since his diagnosis at the age of eight she has gathered together the parenting ideas and tips that have had a positive effect on Kenneth's life. Brenda discusses parents' reaction to their child's AS and gives advice on how better to understand 'Planet Asperger'. This book ...
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For parents of children with Asperger Syndrome ordinary parenting just doesn't always do it -- AS kids need a different approach. Brenda is mother to thirteen-year-old Kenneth, author of Asperger Syndrome, the Universe and Everything, and since his diagnosis at the age of eight she has gathered together the parenting ideas and tips that have had a positive effect on Kenneth's life. Brenda discusses parents' reaction to their child's AS and gives advice on how better to understand 'Planet Asperger'. This book helps parents to respond positively to the challenge of AS and find the 'treasure' in their child's way of being.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781843101376
  • Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
  • Publication date: 7/28/2003
  • Pages: 202
  • Sales rank: 482,825
  • Product dimensions: 6.05 (w) x 8.95 (h) x 0.43 (d)

Table of Contents

How to Use This Book in a Hurry 9
Introduction 11
1 Laying the Foundations 15
2 Bringing Out the Best in Your Child 39
3 Common Problems A-Z 63
4 A Word of Personal Reflection 149
App. 1 Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) 155
App. 2 Planning an ABA Intervention 157
App. 3 A Token Economy 160
App. 4 Ground Rules 164
App. 5 My Emotions Book 166
App. 6 Anger Dos and Don'ts 170
App. 7 Emotion Vocabulary 172
App. 8 Ways To Earn Happy Faces [actual symbol not reproducible] and Sad Faces [actual symbol not reproducible] 174
App. 9 Breaking a Task into Smaller Steps 176
App. 10 The Clear Speech Game 177
App. 11 Hurting is Not Always Intentional 179
App. 12 Teasing and Banter 182
App. 13 What is Bullying? 185
App. 14 Bullying Dos and Don'ts 188
Useful Websites 189
Bibliography 190
Tip Finder: A List of all the Ideas, Tips and Strategies Contained in the Book 192
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