Your Special Friend

A Book for Peers of Children Diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome

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There's a kid at school who gets extra help from a special teacher. He has temper tantrums when he is angry and sometimes finds it hard to pay attention. He might even have been to a special school to learn how to behave appropriately in class. This kid might be a little different from others in some ways ... but this kid is NOT STUPID! Can you solve the mystery of the special kid?'

This book offers a fun and accessible introduction for the friend of a child diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome (AS).

Intended as a support tool in the initial period after diagnosis, Your Special Friend is varied and engaging, and addresses questions or concerns that the child might have, such as 'What are the characteristics of AS?', 'Why has my friend got Asperger?', and 'How can I help my friend?'. Also included are poems, stories, illustrations and activities to help them come to terms with and move forward from a friend's diagnosis of AS.

Your Special Friend will be essential reading for children in the initial period after a friend's diagnosis of AS.

£6.99
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Press reviews for: Your Special Friend

Elizabeth Schlenther

Healthy Books blog

This is a specialist book on how to understand a friend who has been diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome... Basically, the book explains that someone with Asperger's needs help with four areas of his/her life: social skills, communication, behaviour, and sensory stimulation. These are explained in some detail, with examples... A useful little book for any child or young person having to cope with some of the negative aspects of AS - and discovering there are positives as well.

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