By Genevieve Edmonds, E. Veronica Bliss

ISBN-10: 1843105136

ISBN-13: 9781843105138

A Self-Determined destiny with Asperger Syndrome offers an empowering, useful method of aiding individuals with Asperger Syndrome (AS) to prevail at school, at paintings, at domestic and in lifestyles.

The authors spotlight how treating AS as a 'problem' is unproductive, and recommend an answer centred technique which acknowledges and makes use of the strengths of individuals with AS to foster mutual admire and understanding.

Drawing on either their own event and information of counseling, the authors use anecdotes and tales to teach how individuals with AS cope in day by day occasions. additionally they illustrate how powerful communique and knowing of a person's wishes and pursuits are key to enhancing way of life for individuals with AS. the ultimate component of the booklet contains functional worksheets and assets to aid individuals with AS to acknowledge their achievements and paintings in the direction of their ambitions.

This e-book might be of curiosity to those that are plagued by AS, their households and the folks who paintings with them.

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People have told us that one of the ways they know we are listening to them is because we use their own language back to them. It seems important for the worker to be able to pick up on the terms used by the person and to adjust their own language to suit that of the person. The language used by the worker will convey hope and the expectation that positive changes will occur – indeed, have already occurred. The worker will also use language to rephrase things the person has said, for example: M: I don’t think things will ever change.

M: Don’t know. V: Well…would you get up at the same time, if you had the best dad in the world? M: Yeah…yeah…that wouldn’t change. V: Would you get dressed and washed just the same? M: Yeah…I guess so… I would still have breakfast by myself though. V: OK…so what would be the first thing that would tell you your dad had changed? M: Well…maybe we could just ride our bikes around the streets instead of going to the gym and riding on those bikes that don’t actually go anywhere. That would be better.

M: Oh…now you’re asking…a…seven. V: Seven! Yahoo! That’s very confident! What gives you such confidence?! So in this example, scales are used both for indicating a ‘good’ parent and for confidence in Mike’s stated aim. As often happens, a secondary gain of using scales is more clarity in the aims of the work. In Mike’s case, he decided that if he felt they weren’t picking on him he would feel better, whereas before he wanted them to actually not pick on him. The worker’s attention to language use would be important to highlight this difference to him.

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