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

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

by Cynthia La Brie Norall Ph.D., Beth Wagner Brust
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Quirky, Yes---Hopeless, No: Practical Tips to Help Your Child with Asperger's Syndrome Be More Socially Accepted by Cynthia La Brie Norall Ph.D., Beth Wagner Brust

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312558499
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 08/04/2009
Edition description: Original
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 421,334
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.28(h) x 1.03(d)

About 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 many children's books and a graduate of Stanford University. Her teenage son has attended the Friends' Club since fourth grade.

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Quirky, Yes-- Hopeless, No: Practical Tips to Help Your Child with Asperger's Syndrome Be More Socially Accepted 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not every page applies to every child but there are enough tips in the book that I think will help my child, plus confirmation that some of the things I've been doing were right.  I first borrowed this book from the library, but found it useful enough that I am now buying my own copy to keep as referencce.   
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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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Motmon More than 1 year ago
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!
annieRS More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.