Because of its unique focus on teaching the critical social skills that autistic children lack, this book has been cited by ""Library Journal"" as ""Essential to All Collections.""
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 skillsrecognize and cope with emotionsrecognize and prevent stressdevelop abstract thinking skillsaddress 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 EmotionsCommunication and Social SkillsAbstract Thinking SkillsBehavioral Issues