eBook ò ePub Social Skills for Teenagers and Adults with Asperger Syndrome ë A Practical Guide to Day ✓ danpashley

kindle ☆ A Practical Guide to Day ß Nancy J. Patrick

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 communityThe 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 Mixed feelings about this bookWhat I like the step by step guidelines eg in chapter 2 could be uite useful and helpful The coverage has also extended beyond social skills to include family relations care for one's physical and mental health planning for education and training and many although this could be a liability; see below What I don't like the approach is somewhat academic and not that accessible eg trying to define every single concept including children adults social skills etc; rather lengthy introductions and explanations of basic background research and relatively short discussions on skill development; and pretty rigid structure following exactly the same pattern issue example explanation solution These might be favoured by some readers but also feel rather mechanical In addition the author's background is in Education but not in Psychology and the book is largely based on secondary research Some of the anecdotes collected in the book are concerned with young children not really teens or adults The broad scope of the book albeit an advantage has also significantly limited its discussion on social skills per se the author might have stretched the topic a bit too far to cover many potential issues facing people with ASASD This may come as a disappointment for people looking for a book that intensively focuses on the development of social skills More important part of the book seems to have included both Asperger's Syndrome and low functioning Autism and some of the coping mechanisms introduced by the author might be suitable for people in the low functioning end of Autism but perhaps a bit too basic for those on the high functioning spectrum?Overall it may help people with ASASD understand and deal with the common challenges in everyday life but there exist some issues that have limited its practical value and intellectual rigour

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Social Skills for Teenagers and Adults with Asperger Syndrome A Practical Guide to Day to day LifeSorting out personal finances going on vacation and dealing with public transport as well as intimate topics such as dating and acuiring 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 provide I have a problem with most social skills books I have seen They seem to talk about functioning in every day situations than they do about social skills I agree that functioning in everyday situations is important and in a way is social skills but I think Ms Patrick missed the boat a bit She does share some good social skills and tips for functioning and I think that the book would be very helpful for most teens or adults with Asperger's Syndrome but I would have liked to see detailed descriptions of actual social interchanges and some of the actual skills that govern social interchanges for neurotypical individuals I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this book to someone with Asperger's Syndrome or to anyone who is wondering how to help another person with the disorder out I just wish that there was a better resource out there for the detailed rules of social interactions I'll keep looking

Nancy J. Patrick ß reader

eBook ò ePub Social Skills for Teenagers and Adults with Asperger Syndrome ë A Practical Guide to Day ✓ danpashley î ❰PDF / Epub❯ ☆ Social Skills for Teenagers and Adults with Asperger Syndrome: A Practical Guide to Day-toS a set of practical self help tools which encourage the reader to note down answers to the uestions posed and record personal reflectionsThis accessible guide will be essential reading for teenagers and adults with Asperger Syndrome and their families teachers therapists counsellors carers social and health work professional A useful guide to social skills for adults and teens with asperger's syndrome Some of the insights into why and how we do certain interactions were useful Others were things I already knew but going over them again was helpfulA lot of things I struggle with were detailed in this book and while a lot of the solutions given involve practice and aren't an instant fix I feel like I benefited from reading it and would recommend it to others with aspergersBorrowed from the library