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How to Teach Life Skills to Kids with Autism or Asperger's

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ISBN-10: 1935274139

ISBN-13: 9781935274131

Edition: 2010

Authors: Jennifer McIlwee Myers, Temple Grandin

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List price: $21.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Future Horizons, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/29/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 322
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.276
Language: English

Coauthor of the award-winning bookAspergerrsquo;s and Girls, Jennifer McIlwee Myers is a terrific writer and speaker with Aspergerrsquo;s Syndrome-she is funny, eloquent, and to the point. Her brother had autism, but she wasn't diagnosed with Aspergerrsquo;s until 2002. She has taught herself many unique, innovative ways to navigate the world of ldquo;normalrdquo; people over her lifetime. Jennifer earned a Bachelorrsquo;s degree in Computer Science and currently lives in California with her husband Gary.

Temple Grandin was born August 29, 1947 in Boston, Massachusetts. She is a bestselling author, doctor and professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University, and leader of both the animal welfare and autism advocacy movements. Grandin was diagnosed with autism in 1950. She was immediately placed in a structured nursery, had speech therapy, and had a nanny spend hours playing turn-based games with her. At the age of four, she began talking and her progress continued. In 1970, Grandin received her bachelor's degree in psychology from Franklin Pierce College in Rindge, New Hampshire. She received her master's degree in animal science from Arizona State University in 1975, and in 1989,…    

Foreword
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Read Me First
Why Me? Why You? Why Life Skills?
Frames of Reference
Success Comes from Life Skills
The Wacky World of Autism Terminology
Teaching Life Skills to the Spectrum Child: Ideas and Examples
Learning How We Can Learn
Say What You Need to Say
Transmit Information in More than One Way
Information in Translation: Speak the Language Your Child Understands
Repetition and Persistence
Opportunities to Teach, Opportunities for Success
Tap into Your Child's Interests!
Attitudes That Win (and One That Doesn't)
Specific Life Skills
Intro to the Specific Skills
Chores and More
Chores Part Deux - How to Tell Your Child What to Do
Chores Part Tres - More on Teaching Chores
Punctuality
Appropriate Attire
Manners, Manners, Manners
Kindness Is a Life Skill
Teach the Specifics of Kindness
Outings Teach Life Skills
Teach Special Skills Needed by People with Autism
Life Skills for the Spectrum: Task Switching
Learning to Spend Time
Coping with Sensory Issues
Really. Really Big Skills That Everyone Needs
Trie First Really Big Skill: Exercise for Mental and Physical Health
The Second Really Big Skill: Good Sleep Habits
The Third Really Big Skill: Dealing with Mistakes and Failures
The Fourth and Final Really Big Skill: Understanding Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Concepts
Postscript
A Mini - Glossary
Recommended Resources
Index