Take Control of Asperger's Syndrome: The Official Strategy Guide for Teens With Asperger's Syndrome and Nonverbal Learning Disorders

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Take Control of Asperger's Syndrome: The Official Strategy Guide for Kids With Asperger's Syndrome and Nonverbal Learning Disorders is a unique handbook for kids and teens on living successful lives with these disorders by taking control of their strengths to overcome their weaknesses.

Drawing on their experiences as parents and teachers of kids with Asperger's syndrome (AS) and Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD), the authors provide tips on understanding the disorders, living ...

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Overview

Take Control of Asperger's Syndrome: The Official Strategy Guide for Kids With Asperger's Syndrome and Nonverbal Learning Disorders is a unique handbook for kids and teens on living successful lives with these disorders by taking control of their strengths to overcome their weaknesses.

Drawing on their experiences as parents and teachers of kids with Asperger's syndrome (AS) and Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD), the authors provide tips on understanding the disorders, living with the symptoms, succeeding in school, completing homework, talking to others about strengths and needs, making friends and socializing, and using technology to connect with other kids with these disorders.

By interviewing hundreds of kids who live with AS and NLD, the authors include ideas, information, and advice for kids, by kids just like them. This handy guidebook is sure to help any child or teen with AS or NLD navigate life's challenges with successful outcomes.

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VOYA - Karen Jensen
Currently, one out of one hundred kids is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, including Asperger's syndrome. In addition, other kids are diagnosed with a nonverbal learning disorder; they differ from neurotypical people in the way they process information and interact with others. Take Control of Asperger's Syndrome is designed as a self-help manual for teens with one of the two diagnoses. It describes what the terms mean and how the disorders can affect their lives, then provides tips for managing the unique challenges they face. There is a focus on self-advocacy (including a discussion on IEPs and bullying), using technology to help, hygiene and appearance, and friendships. At the end, teens are invited to fill out "mission logs" to help put what they have learned into practice. The book, simply organized, also includes real-life examples to help clarify points. The emphasis of the text is that there is nothing wrong with these teens and that they do not need to change—the authors are simply presenting strategies based on experience and surveys to help these teens navigate their unique challenges. Price is an educational advocate and parent of a teenager with nonverbal learning disorder. Fisher is an educational consultant with a bachelor's degree in psychology and a master's in special education from John Hopkins. There are some good resources presented in the book, as well as a list of resources and a bibliography. Overall, it is an interesting read and good tool for those who need it. Although it is geared to the teens themselves, parents and educators will also find the information helpful. Reviewer: Karen Jensen
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781593634056
  • Publisher: Prufrock Press
  • Publication date: 3/1/2010
  • Pages: 200
  • Sales rank: 311,129
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Janet Price is an educational advocate and parent of a teenager with NLD. She co-moderates a popular Internet forum on NLD.

Jenifer Engel Fisher is an educational consultant and organizational coach. Janet and Jennifer serve as program directors for the Weinfeld Education Group in Washington, DC.

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