Pediatrician Jeanie McAfee originally created this user-friendly social curriculum for her daughter Rachel, who was diagnosed with Asperger's at age ten. Since then, it has become a staple for parents and educators. It addresses the most urgent problems facing those with Asperger's Syndrome, high-functioning autism, and related disorders.
Dr. McAfee covers how to:
increase communication skills
recognize and cope with emotions
recognize and prevent stress
develop abstract thinking skills
address behavioral problems
Tasks are broken down into small steps, repeated until they are mastered, then generalized. Helpful handouts, templates, and forms will help keep teachers and learners on track.
Helpful sections include:
Recognizing and Coping with One's Own Emotions
Communication and Social Skills
Abstract Thinking Skills