Quirky, Yes---Hopeless, No: Practical Tips to Help Your Child with Asperger's Syndrome Be More Socially Accepted [NOOK Book]

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In Quirky, Yes?Hopeless, No, Dr. Cynthia La Brie Norall and Beth Brust present short lessons, structured around specific topics from A-Z that address the social challenges faced by Asperger?s children and teens. Since everyday ?people skills? do not come naturally to children with Asperger?s, they need training in such simple activities as:

? How to greet others and make eye contact

?How to let go and move on to new tasks

? How to cooperate and ask for help

?How to pay compliments

?How to discern someone?s true ...

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Quirky, Yes---Hopeless, No: Practical Tips to Help Your Child with Asperger's Syndrome Be More Socially Accepted

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Overview


In Quirky, Yes—Hopeless, No, Dr. Cynthia La Brie Norall and Beth Brust present short lessons, structured around specific topics from A-Z that address the social challenges faced by Asperger’s children and teens. Since everyday “people skills” do not come naturally to children with Asperger’s, they need training in such simple activities as:

• How to greet others and make eye contact

•How to let go and move on to new tasks

• How to cooperate and ask for help

•How to pay compliments

•How to discern someone’s true intentions

• How to handle teasing and bullying

• How not to be rude.

Based on Dr. Norall’s twenty years of experience diagnosing and treating thousands with Asperger’s, this book will share her insights gained from helping so many friendless Asperger’s children become more approachable, less stuck, and finally able to make, and keep, a friend or two.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781429990394
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 8/4/2009
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 248,810
  • File size: 483 KB

Meet the Author


CYNTHIA LA BRIE NORALL, PH.D., is a licensed educational psychologist with a Ph.D. in Education. In 2000, she founded the Friends’ Club, based in Carlsbad, California, where she has helped thousands of Asperger’s kids learn basic social skills. BETH WAGNER BRUST is an award-winning author of 13 children’s books and a graduate of Stanford University. Her teenage son has attended the Friends’ Club since fourth grade.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2011

    Great book!

    I got this book try to help me understand a little better what a friend of mine is going through with an Asperger's child. I only got through the first 50 pages because I was so excited about giving it to my friend to read, I said I'd finish reading it after they were done. My friend said they got more out of the first 30 pages then from years of doctors and behaviorists. I can't wait to finish it myself!

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  • Posted November 16, 2009

    Excellent simple to use source

    I have really enjoyed this book and it's content. I have typed up notes because I don't want to forget the hints it gives on how to handle behaviors or issues. It's format is intelligent, but very usable. It passes along knowledge, but in an easy to understand and implement way. It makes it clear that not all Asperger's children are alike and it allows for your child's differences from what is considered the "norm". If you have a child on the Autism spectrum this book is very valuable because it includes those children also. Wow...I'm so glad I happened upon this!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2012

    highly recommended

    We have a grandson with PDD-NOS. HIs case appears to have enough similarities to Asperger's Syndrome that we learned helpful ideas such as using visual cues to give directions and making booklets to describe new experiences such as flying in an airplane to reduce anxiety. There are a number of relatively easy things to do to reduce stress for both the child and other members of the family. We also got confirmation of things we have been doing which are successful for many.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2010

    Not a helpful guide at all, rather a book that plugs her group

    This "handbook" is littered with references to the authors own organization. I became a tired of hearing about her club after pg. 19.

    I am concerned that Dr. Norall is not all that informed on Apserger's Syndrome. About half of the information she claims are classic symptoms of Aspies children did not parallel with my own child.

    I personally did not find this helpful and wasted too much of my time with it.

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  • Posted November 10, 2009

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    This book is must have for parents ,care givers and teacher . the informatiion this book brings is out of this world. my dauther is autistic and this book is helping me and telling me stories and helping me to parent a child with disabilites.this book covers between school issues and verbal issues. if you care for a kid a tennage with disabilities this is a book for you

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