Learning About Friendship : Stories to Support Social Skills Training in Children with Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism

Learning About Friendship : Stories to Support Social Skills Training in Children with Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism

Details

Author(s)
Kay Al-Ghani, Haitham Al-Ghani
For ages
12-17
Format
Paperback | 144 pages
Dimensions
184 x 248 x 9mm | 272g
Publication date
15 Dec 2010
Publisher
JESSICA KINGSLEY PUBLISHERS
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Illustrations note
100 black and white illustrations
ISBN10
1849051453
ISBN13
9781849051453
Bestsellers rank
38,061

Description

Making friends can be a challenge for all children, but those with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) can struggle more than most. This collection of ten fully-illustrated stories explores friendship issues encountered by children with ASD aged four to eight and looks at how they can be overcome successfully.

Key problem areas are addressed, including sharing, taking turns, being a tattletale, obsessions, winning and losing, jealousy, personal space, tact and diplomacy, and defining friendship. The lively and entertaining stories depersonalize issues, allowing children to see situations from the perspective of others and enabling them to recognize themselves in the characters. This opens the door to discussion, which in turn leads to useful insight and strategies they can practise and implement in the future. Each story has a separate introduction for adults which explains the main strategies within it.

This book will be a valuable resource for all parents and teachers of children with ASD, along with their friends and families, and anybody else looking to help children on the spectrum to understand, make and maintain friendships.


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