As a parent, a teacher and an Aspie herself, Jennifer CookO'Toole provides a unique insider's look into Aspergersyndrome. She shows how to help children on the spectrum byunderstanding how they think and exploiting their special interests topromote learning. Her strategies work because she thinks like thechildren that she teaches.
This book is full of original and effective methods for engagingwith children with Asperger syndrome. The author discusses theory ofmind, the necessity for concrete forms of communication, and ways toinspire imagination through sensorial experiences. In particular sheexplores the untapped power of special interests, explaining how toharness these interests to encourage academic, social and emotionalgrowth.
Affirming that different doesn't mean defective, this bookoffers the insight and guidance that parents and professionals need toconnect with the Asperkids in their life and get them excited aboutlearning.
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