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Author Reitman, Harold S., author.

Title Aspertools : the practical guide for understanding and embracing Asperger's, autism spectrum disorders, and neurodiversity / Harold S. Reitman.

Publication Info. Deerfield Beach, Florida : Health Communications, Inc., [2014]


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Description xxix, 185 pages ; 22 cm
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Summary "In Aspertools you will discover everything you need to understand your loved one, student, co-worker, or friend, whose brain might be "a little different." This is the first book to offer simple tools, action plans, and resources to deal with neurodiverse conditions such as Asperger's or any of the other neurological, psychological, or learning disability labels applied to individuals. Also included are tips from ESE teacher Pati Fizzano, and thoughts from Rebecca Reitman. This comprehensive yet easy-to-understand work will give you and your loved ones hope, and the promise of a vibrant, fulfilling life--no matter what the label." -- Publishers description.
Contents "Everyone's brain is different" -- Who am I calling an Aspie? -- Axiety -- Hypersenses: senses on steriods -- Observation: "elementary, my dear Watson" -- The meltdown -- The safe place -- Rudeness, truth telling, and manners -- Transitions -- Routines -- Structure and positive activities -- Obsessons and hyper-interests -- Social awkardness -- Limit choices to avoid "no" -- Instilling street smarts -- Taking things literally: "Why did they say I'm not playing with a full deck?" -- Specifics: say what you mean, mean what you say -- Preventing overwhelm: breaking down big jobs into smaller tasks -- Setting goals -- Rules, rewards, and consequences -- Checklists: the indispensable tool -- Time management: tools for getting your Aspie to be on time -- Overlapping conditions -- It's not about you -- Love unconditionally.
Subject Asperger's syndrome.
Autism in children.
Autistic children -- Education.
Asperger's syndrome -- Social aspects.
Added Author Marino, Gordon, foreword.
ISBN 9780757318535 paperback
0757318533 paperback

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