Making Friends At Work

Author: Saffron Gallup
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784507210
Size: 62.87 MB
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Making new friends at work can be tricky - it's tough to predict how people will react to certain situations. This 'choose your own response' book can show you how these situations could potentially play out. Some endings are positive and some less so, and the book includes explanations about why particular outcomes may have occurred, so you can learn to avoid those situations. The best part is you can go back and see how a different choice can change the outcome of the story!

Strategies For Building Successful Relationships With People On The Autism Spectrum

Author: Brian Raymond King
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1849058563
Size: 78.87 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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King's immediate family are all on the autism spectrum, and they work together to understand one another, resolve misunderstandings, and help each other feel important, loved, and respected. Here, he discusses the communication strategies that help them, and his clients, and shows how to experience positive relationships for everyone.

How Everyone On The Autism Spectrum Young And Old Can

Author: Ayelet Kantor
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9780857005205
Size: 73.65 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Encouraging people on the autism spectrum to foster positive emotions and character traits can dramatically improve their lives in every way, and help to strengthen their ability to cope with everyday challenges and setbacks. Drawing on the key concepts of positive psychology, this book looks in detail at five positive character traits - resilience, optimism, humor, kindness, and self-efficacy - and offer tried and tested strategies for bolstering each strength in individuals with ASD. The authors provide rich and varied lesson plans which contain a multitude of activities designed to build on the five areas identified, and which can be easily implemented at home, at school, or in the community. This complete "toolkit" provides parents, educators and other professionals with everything they need to know to use positive psychology strategies to support people of all ages and abilities on the autism spectrum.

Understanding Troubled Minds

Author: Sidney Bloch
Publisher: Melbourne Univ. Publishing
ISBN: 9780522860320
Size: 63.42 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Many of us take our mental health for granted. But when confronted by mental illness in family members, friends or ourselves, even the most competent can become overwhelmed.Understanding Troubled Minds guides us calmly and authoritatively through the full range of mental illnesses and their treatment, and includes chapters dealing specifically with mental illnesses afflicting women, children and the elderly. It stresses the value of partnerships between psychiatrists, patients and their families.Balanced, humanistic and thoroughly readable, this fully revised edition of Understanding Troubled Minds serves as a practical guide to mental illness and its treatment.

The Autism Playbook For Teens

Author: Irene McHenry
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 1626250111
Size: 16.92 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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“When I was a teen, many of the exercises and activities in this book would have helped me calm down. ... This book is a real, practical, and positive guide for reducing stress.” —Temple Grandin, author of Thinking in Pictures Teens with autism have the potential to be excellent actors. They are natural observers—able to study, imitate, and learn social behavior. The Autism Playbook for Teens is designed to bolster these strengths with mindfulness strategies and roleplaying scripts, while also helping teens reduce anxiety, manage emotions, be more aware in the present moment, and connect with others. This book offers a unique, strengths-based approach to help teens with autism spectrum (including Asperger’s Syndrome) develop social skills, strengthen communication, and thrive. The activities contained in each chapter are custom-designed to work with the unique perspectives, sensory processing, neurological strengths and challenges that teens with autism bring to their encounters with the social world. By engaging in these activities, teens will gain an authentic awareness of their surroundings, leading to better social interaction that is also rewarding, interesting, and fun. The delightful and creative activities in this book are grounded in well-documented clinical observations and current empirical studies. They also take into account the real neurological differences that exist in young people with autism, and focuses on the unique pathways needed to connect with and inspire these exceptional and fabulous teenagers. This is the only book available for teens with autism that specifically integrates mindfulness skills and imaginative scripted roleplaying activities for building authentic social experiences.

The Survival Guide For Making And Being Friends

Author: James J. Crist
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
ISBN: 1575425882
Size: 28.48 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Whether kids find socializing as natural as smiling or as hard as learning a foreign language, this book can help them improve their social skills so they can better enjoy the benefits of friendship. Practical advice covers everything from breaking the ice to developing friendships to overcoming problems. True-to-life vignettes, “what would you do?” scenarios, voluminous examples, quizzes to test learning, “Try This” assignments for practicing techniques, and advice from real kids make this an accessible life-skills handbook.

Children S Friendship Training

Author: Fred D. Frankel
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135451516
Size: 60.45 MB
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First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Conversation Train

Author: Joel Shaul
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857009001
Size: 79.62 MB
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This inventive colour picture book uses the metaphor of a train to teach basic conventions of conversation to children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). Engines are like greetings; they get the train going. Freight wagons are like different speakers' turns; it is good to have at least a few when you are in conversation. A set of points guiding a train from one track to another is like a tactful change in the topic of conversation. When a conversation veers off-topic it is like a derailed train. As well as attractive colour photographs of trains, the book contains engaging photocopiable worksheets and colouring pages to help promote skill generalisation. This highly visual approach to conversation is ideally suited to children with ASDs aged approximately 5-13.

The Asperkid S Secret Book Of Social Rules

Author: Jennifer Cook O'Toole
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857006851
Size: 45.44 MB
Format: PDF
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Being a teen or tween isn't easy for anyone but it can be especially tough for Asperkids. Jennifer O'Toole knows; she was one! This book is a top secret guide to all of the hidden social rules in life that often seem strange and confusing to young people with Asperger syndrome. The Asperkid's (Secret) Book of Social Rules offers witty and wise insights into baffling social codes such as making and keeping friends, blending in versus standing out from the crowd, and common conversation pitfalls. Chock full of illustrations, logical explanations, and comic strip practice sessions, this is the handbook that every adult Aspie wishes they'd had growing up. Ideal for all 10-17 year olds with Asperger syndrome, this book provides inside information on over thirty social rules in bite-sized chunks that older children will enjoy, understand, and most importantly use daily to navigate the mysterious world around them.