Power Cards: Using Special Interests to Motivate Children and Youth with Asperger Syndrome and Autism

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This step-by-step book shows parents and educators how to help change an unwanted or inappropriate behavior by capitalizing on the special interests that characterize children and youth with AS. A brief, motivational text related to the child's special interest or a highly admired person is combined with an illustration and made into a bookmark- or business card-sized POWER CARD that the youth can refer to whenever necessary. For younger children the special interest or hero is ...
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Overview

This step-by-step book shows parents and educators how to help change an unwanted or inappropriate behavior by capitalizing on the special interests that characterize children and youth with AS. A brief, motivational text related to the child's special interest or a highly admired person is combined with an illustration and made into a bookmark- or business card-sized POWER CARD that the youth can refer to whenever necessary. For younger children the special interest or hero is worked into a brief story.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781931282017
  • Publisher: Autism Asperger Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 1/28/2001
  • Edition description: SPIRAL
  • Pages: 63
  • Sales rank: 240,323
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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  • Posted June 6, 2009

    Use of Special Interests to Motivate Children with Asperger Syndrome or Autism

    Power Cards could be a very useful book for parents or teachers of children with Asperger Syndrome or Autism. Chapter One is so informative about the characteristics of Asperger Syndrome and Autism; the author explains everything so well. In the subsequent chapters, the author provides many examples of effective Power Cards and great ideas for parents and teachers. I am a special education teacher and used one example from this book already... it worked like a charm! The title says the info.in the book is for children and youth, and that is good. I hope the author would consider a similar book for young adults (i.e. college students) and adults who are newly diagnosed on the Autism spectrum.

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