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Asperger Syndrome and Difficult Moments: Practical Solutions for Tantrums, Rage and Meltdowns.

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Book - Asperger Syndrome and Difficult Moments: Practical Solutions for Tantrums, Rage and Meltdowns.

by: Brenda Smith Myles, Jack Southwick

About the author:

Brenda Smith Myles Ph.D., a consultant with the Ziggurat Group, the National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorders, and the Education and Treatment Services Project for Military Dependent Children with Autism, was the recipient of the Autism Society of America s Outstanding Professional Award; the Princeton Fellowship Award; and the Council for Exceptional Children, Division on Developmental Disabilities Burton Blatt Humanitarian Award. She has written over 150 articles and books on autism spectrum disorders, including Asperger Syndrome and Difficult Moments: Practical Solutions for Tantrums, Rage, and Meltdowns (with Southwick) and Asperger Syndrome and Adolescence: Practical Solutions for School Success (with Adreon). The latter was the winner of the Autism Society of America s Outstanding Literary Work. Brenda has made over 500 presentations all over the world, and served as the co-chair of the National ASD Teacher Standards Committee. Myles is also on the executive boards of several organizations, including the Organization for Autism Research and Maap Services Inc. In addition, she was recently acknowledged as the second most productive applied researcher in ASD in the world from 1997 to 2004

ISBN: 978-0-9672514-3-1

Year: 1999

Publication Info: Paperback: 107 pages
Publisher: Autism Asperger Pub Co (September 9, 1999)
Language: English

Description:

This expanded edition of the bestselling AAPC classic offers both parents and professionals tried-and-true solutions to minimize and circumvent the often frightening circumstances that surround the rage cycle not only for the child with Asperger Syndrome but others in the environment as well. In addition to almost doubling the section on interventions, this highly practical and user-friendly resource also focuses on the reactions of the adults around the child. This detailed book takes the reader through the stages of the rage cycle and emphasizes the importance of utilizing the teachable moments before and after a rage episode.

 

Contents:

1. An Overview of the Characteristics 2. Tantrums, Rage and Meltdown 3. Functional Assessment of Behavior 4. Strategies that Promote Self-Awarness, Self-Calming and Self-Management 5. Specifically for parents

 

Reviews:

Parents, educators and people on the autism/Asperger’s spectrum will get a lot of mileage out of this excellent book. It is written in a plain, straight-forward style that clearly describes the behaviors that are often associated with a/A. I like the way the authors don’t make light of meltdowns and explain what often triggers them. I also like the straight-forward direct approach they take in helping others cope with, and, in cowpoke parlance, head meltdowns off at the pass. This is a book that many will find helpful and power packed with invaluable information.

 

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