Social Skills for Teenagers and Adults with Asperger Syndrome

A Practical Guide to Day-to-Day Life

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.
£14.99
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Press reviews for: Social Skills for Teenagers and Adults with Asperger Syndrome

Reviewed by Sylvia Lowery, Alex Lowery Speaks about Autism blog

I was really looking forward to reading this book. It covered a subject that is of real interest to any parent, educated, carer and individual with Aspergers themselves. I was not disappointed I would recommend this book to all these groups because it is full of practical advice and tips that will help teach social skills to teens and young adults on the spectrum... it is full of lots of real life examples... this book is a good resource and I recommend it.

Dion Betts, Ed.D. Assistant to the Superintendent for Instructional Support at South Western School District in Hanover, PA

There are not many books out there that provide the necessary background information and specific strategies needed to address social interactions in practical ways as provided in Social Skills for Teens and Adults with Asperger Syndrome. As a parent of teen with Asperger Syndrome, my wife and I have tried many of the suggestions described in the book and found them very helpful. Nancy Patrick provides information about why such strategies work, and this has been very informative. It can help parents develop yet other strategies. I highly recommend the book for any individual, parent, professional, or carer.

Asperger Newsletter East Anglia

This book contains a wealth of strategies and tools to help individuals with AS to cope in the Neuro-Typical world. It could also be a very useful resource for those who care for teenagers and adults with AS.

BILD

The author offers advice and 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 topis such as dating and acquiring and maintaining friendships.

Speech & Language Therapy in Practice

It is very good value for money and I would highly recommend it.

The Midwest Book Review

Teens and adults with Asperger's Syndrome can struggle with relationships. 'Social Skills for Teenagers and Adults with Asperger's Syndrome' is written to provide them with a survival kit for daily living, offering tips on problems ranging from visits to medical advisors, job searches, public situations and more. Case histories, explanations, and solutions to common problems with plenty of concrete examples make this book perfect for Asperger's individuals trying to get through life.

Publishers Weekly

This comprehensive guide addresses how teenagers and adults with Asperger syndrome (AS) can enhance their social competence and live their best lives.

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