Asperkid's (Secret) Book of Social Rules The Handbook of Not-So-Obvious Social Guidelines for Tweens and Teens with Asperger Syndrome

ISBN-10: 1849059152
ISBN-13: 9781849059152
Edition: 2012
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Description: Being a teen or tween isn't easy for anyone but it can be especially tough for Asperkids. Jennifer Cook 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Limited
Publication date: 10/15/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Being a teen or tween isn't easy for anyone but it can be especially tough for Asperkids. Jennifer Cook 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 (Secret) Rule Book for Asperkids 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.

Acknowledgments
"Where was this Book When I, Like, Needed It?"
Introduction: Rules, Posers and Speaking a Foreign Language
Need-to-Knows: The Unspoken Rules-In Bullet Points
How Not to Make a Light Bulb: Why Everything is Hard Before It is Easy
The Potty-Training Rule: Knowing When a Thank-You is Expected
So You Noticed a Kindness: The Technicalities of Thank You
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I'm Sorry: The Hardest Words to Say
The "Perseverance" of "Perserverance": Being Right vs. Being Included
Perfectly Imperfect: Congratulations, You're Human
But I Wasn't Laughing: Laughing with You vs. Laughing at You
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Poof! You're Interesting! Being Interesting by Being Interested
Mirror! Mirror! Reflect, Reflect, Reflect
You're Welcome: The Power of Compliments
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Broken Spaghetti: The Benefits of Thinking Like a Wet Noodle
Boiling the Pasta: How to Make that Flexible Thinking Thing Happen
You've Got to Hold the Pillow: Why Criticism Matters
Take a Breath and Watch the Hammer: Knowing How to Handle Criticism
Speak in Sandwiches and Make Suggestions: Knowing How to Give Good Feedback
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Unfiltered: White Lies and Trust
Tact and the Triple-Filter: How Honest is Too Honest?
Literally? What They Actually Mean
Do I Need an Umbrella or an Ark? Sorting Mountains from Molehills
Temper, Temper: There Will Be More Apple Juice Tomorrow
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The Science of a Greek Goddess: Hygeia, Aphrodite and Why They Were Such Good Pals
Traveling by Bubble: Transparent Boundaries That Only NTs See
Choices and Tactics: How to Recognize a Friend
Who's Who, What's What: Friendship Levels and Cling Wrap
Quotealicious
Standing Up Straight: Self-Advocacy, Anger Band-Aids and Being Heard
Talking to Myself: Inner Dialogues and Old Tapes
Likes, Tweets and Texts: Netiquette Need-to-Knows
The Loveliest Curve and an Open Door: Beauty and Chivalry are Alive and Well
There's More for Dinner than Mashed Potatoes: Missing the Bigger Picture
Wedgies, Tattletales and Queen Bees: Taking Your Power Back from Bullies
Through the Looking Glass: Laughing at Yourself without Being a Laughingstock
Stickies (Little Nuggets of Aspie Truth-Sticky-Note-Sized)
Practice Sessions
Stick a Fork in It-We're Done: AKA The Conclusion
Resources You Will Actually Want to Use. Really
References

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