Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships: Understanding and Managing Social Challenges for Those With Asperger's/Autism

Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships: Understanding and Managing Social Challenges for Those With Asperger's/Autism

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by Temple Grandin, Sean Barron
     
 


Dr. Grandin and Barron address the social challenges those with autism and Asperger's face, explaining in the process how confusing and illogical normal societal rules can be. They also address the ""unwritten rules"" that most children understand instinctively but are a mystery to those on the spectrum. They teach how to trust feelings, be assertive in a positive… See more details below

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Dr. Grandin and Barron address the social challenges those with autism and Asperger's face, explaining in the process how confusing and illogical normal societal rules can be. They also address the ""unwritten rules"" that most children understand instinctively but are a mystery to those on the spectrum. They teach how to trust feelings, be assertive in a positive way, and deal with negative people and situations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781932565065
Publisher:
Future Horizons, Inc.
Publication date:
12/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
383
Sales rank:
266,496
Product dimensions:
6.23(w) x 9.22(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

ACT ONE
Two perspectives on Social Thinking
Scene 1. My World is What I Do by Temple Grandin
Scene 2. A Different Perspective on social Awareness by Sean Barron

ACT TWO
Two Minds: Two Paths

How the Autistic Way of Thinking Affects Social Understanding

INTERMISSION

ACT THREE
The Ten Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships

Rule #1: Rules are Not Absolute. They are Situation-based and People-based

Rule #2: Not Everything is Equally Important in the Grand Scheme of Things

Rule #3: Everyone in the World Makes Mistakes.
It Doesn’t Have to Ruin Your Day.

Rule #4: Honesty is Different than Diplomacy

Rule #5: Being Polite is Appropriate in Any Situation

Rule #6: Not Everyone Who is Nice to Me is My Friend

Rule #7: People Act Differently in Public than They Do in Private

Rule #8: Know When You’re Turning People Off

Rule #9: “Fitting In” is Often Tied to Looking and Sounding Like You Fit In

Rule # 10: People are Responsible for Their Own Behaviors

Epilogues
 

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