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Understanding How Asperger Children and Adolescents Think and Learn Creating Manageable Environments for AS Students

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Book - Understanding How Asperger Children and Adolescents Think and Learn Creating Manageable Environments for AS Students

by: Paula Jacobson

About the author:

Paula Jacobsen, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, is a psychotherapist in private practice in Los Gatos, California. She has had thirty-eight years of experience as a child psychotherapist, and she provides supervision as an Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor in the Child Psychiatry Division at Stanford University. She has taught continuing-education courses for child psychiatrists, psychologists, clinical social workers, and other psychotherapists, and has provided in-service training and consultation to educators. These have predominantly focused on Asperger Syndrome. Paula Jacobsen is also the author of Asperger Syndrome and Psychotherapy: Understanding Asperger Perspectives, published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

ISBN: 978-1-84310-804-7

Year: 2005

Publication Info: Paperback: 120 pages
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Pub (June 15, 2005)
Language: English

Description:

Understanding How Asperger Children and Adolescents Think and Learn helps educators appreciate the learning process and improve its effectiveness for students with Asperger Syndrome.

The author provides a compelling inside view of how AS pupils perceive and understand what goes on in the classroom, and how they, in turn, are perceived by fellow pupils and teachers. She adopts a pragmatic approach to improving communications in the classroom and offers practical intervention strategies to increase mutual understanding and create a rewarding and supportive learning environment. The book also includes many examples of behavior commonly observed in AS children, and illuminating accounts of specific children’s experiences, which help to understand the learning process and avoid misunderstandings.

This accessible book is a key resource for educators and parents of AS children and provides invaluable guidance and strategies for professionals who need to understand how AS pupils learn and communicate.

 

Contents:

Preface. Part One: Understanding Asperger thinking and communication. 1. Introduction to considering Asperger perspectives. 2. Learning who the child is. 3. The Asperger mind. 4. t Learning the child’s perspective. 5. Pragmatic communications and the Asperger mind. Part Two: Addressing and supporting life and learning during school years. 6. An introduction to addressing specific issues. 7. Behaviour. 8. Academics, schoolwork, and the Asperger mind. 9. The education team. 10. Lessons learned from and with Asperger children. 11. Afterward what lies ahead. Appendix 1. Instructional assistance for an AS child: Discovering the child’s perspective. Appendix 2. Educating peers about an Asperger child. Appendix 3. An observation at a specialized school for Asperger students. Index.

 

Reviews:

This book by Paula Jacobson has been a lifesaver for my aspie son and his teachers. So many of the books on this topic are technical and all encompassing. This one captures the “spirit” of the issues that most affect day to day survival in the neuro-typical world. The many examples are very helpful in seeing the subtleties that are often not noticed but make all the difference.

I discovered this book about 4 years ago. It totally helped me understand how my teenage daughter had been thinking and thereby changed the way I related to her. Our relationship shifted from very difficult to wonderful. I am so grateful to have read it and to the author for writing it. Really worth it!

 

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