Navigating the Social World: A Curriculum for Individuals with Asperger's Syndrome, High Functioning Autism and Related Disorders Paperback – December 1, 2013
by Jeanette McAfee (Author), Tony Attwood (Foreword)
Pediatrician Jeanie McAfee originally created this user-friendly social curriculum for her daughter Rachel, who was diagnosed with Asperger's at age ten. Since then, it has become a staple for parents and educators. It addresses the most urgent problems facing those with Asperger's Syndrome, high-functioning autism, and related disorders.
Dr. McAfee covers how to:
increase communication skills
recognize and cope with emotions
recognize and prevent stress
develop abstract thinking skills
address behavioral problems
Tasks are broken down into small steps, repeated until they are mastered, then generalized. Helpful handouts, templates, and forms will help keep teachers and learners on track.
Helpful sections include:
Recognizing and Coping with One’s Own Emotions
Communication and Social Skills
Abstract Thinking Skills
“A superb resource for parents and professionals. . . . it provides clear and thorough cognitive behavioral programs for working with children to develop life skills. . . .”--Marjorie Solomon-Friedman, Ph.D., Post Graduate Researcher/M.I.N.D. Scholar
“After reading this book you can immediately start a program at home or school.”--Dr. Tony Attwood
“What a wonderful book! What makes it unique is that the mother and physician are one and the same person!! Dr. McAfee turned her love and concern for her own child into this masterfully practical and accessible book that will provide valuable assistance to children, parents, teachers, and professionals around the world.” --Edward Hallowell, M.D., Senior Lecturer, Harvard Medical School, and author of Connect and Driven to Distraction
About the Author
Tony Attwood is a practicing clinical psychologist with more than 25 years' experience. He has worked with over 2000 individuals of all ages with Asperger's syndrome. He presents workshops and runs training courses for parents, professionals and individuals with AS all over the world and is a prolific author of articles and books on the subject.
Paperback: 354 pages
Publisher: Future Horizons (December 1, 2013)
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.8 x 11 inches