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Author Patrick, Nancy J. (Nancy Jo), 1955-

Title Social skills for teenagers and adults with Asperger syndrome : a practical guide to day-to-day life / Nancy J. Patrick.

Imprint London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2008.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Children's, Parents' Shelf    j 618.9285 PAT    Available
Description 208 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 200-204) and indexes.
Contents A social world -- Friends and family -- Health and medical -- Living arrangements -- Education, training, and employment -- Adaptive tools.
Summary This resource provides practical strategies for helping teenagers and adults with Asperger Syndrome to navigate social skills, friendships and relationships at home and in the community. The author offers advice and useful strategies for tackling day-to-day problems such as visits to the dentist or the doctor, searching for a job, sorting out personal finances, going on vacation, and dealing with public transport, as well as more intimate topics such as dating and acquiring and maintaining friendships. The chapters are structured around real-life scenarios and the challenges they present, followed by step-by-step solutions and suggestions. A final section provides a set of practical self-help tools, which encourage the reader to note down answers to the questions posed and record personal reflections. This accessible guide will be essential reading for teenagers and adults with Asperger Syndrome and their families, teachers, therapists, counsellors, carers, social and health work professionals.
Subject Asperger's syndrome.
Asperger's syndrome -- Patients -- Family relationships.
Social skills in children.
Friendship in children.
ISBN 9781843108764 (pbk. : alk. paper)
1843108763 (pbk. : alk. paper)

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