Power Cards: Using Special Interests to Motivate Children and Youth with Asperger Syndrome and Autismby Penny Chiles, Elisa Gagnon
The motivational power of special interests has long been established. 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 Asperger Syndrome. The approach is simple, making it easy for parents and educators to use and easy for children to learn desired behaviors. A brief, motivational text related to the child's special interest or a highly admired person is combined with an illustration, which is then made into a bookmark or business card-sized "Power Card" that the child can refer to whenever needed. For younger children, the special interest or hero is incorporated into a short story.
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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.