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Parenting a Child with Asperger Syndrome: 200 Tips and Strategies gives advice to parents of children with Asperger syndrome.

Some of the tips included in the books are:

  • Keep yourself stocked up (the Freezer Tip!)
  • Get plenty of support
  • Don't take things personally
  • Don't neglect other areas of your life
  • Be realistic about tackling problems
  • Give yourself SMART goals
  • Let the strategy be "on tap" not "on top"
  • Try not to spoil him
  • Find someone to talk to
  • 10 Mums - let yourself off the hook

The book elaborates and clarifies each one of the tip it suggests.

Structure[]

The book begins with Acknowledgments followed by some advice on How to Use This Book in a Hurry, and an Introduction. The book has 5 chapters named as below[1]:

  1. Laying the Foundations
  2. Bringing Out the Best in Your Child
  3. Common Problems, A-Z
  4. A Word of Personal Reflection
  5. Tip Finder: A List of All the Ideas, Tips and Strategies Contained in the Book

The book has 14 useful appendices:

  • Applied Behaviour Analysis
  • Planning an ABA Intervention
  • A Token Economy
  • Ground Rules
  • My Emotions Book
  • Anger Dos and Don'ts
  • Emotion Vocabulary
  • Ways to Earn Happy and Sad Faces
  • Breaking a Task Into Smaller Steps
  • The Clear Speech Game
  • Hurting is Not Always Intentional
  • Teasing and Banter
  • What is Bullying?
  • Bullying Dos and Don'ts

A list of useful websites, bibliography and an index complete the book.

References[]

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