Social Skills for Teenagers and Adults with Asperger Syndrome by Nancy J. Patrick
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Social Skills for Teenagers and Adults with Asperger Syndrome
By Nancy J. Patrick

Social Skills for Teenagers and Adults with Asperger Syndrome

A Practical Guide to Day-to-Day Life

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Social Skills for Teenagers and Adults with Asperger Syndrome by Nancy J. Patrick

Book Description

This resource provides practical strategies for helping teenagers and adults with Asperger Syndrome to navigate social skills, friendships and relationships at home and in the community. The author offers advice and useful strategies for tackling day-to-day problems such as visits to the dentist or the doctor, searching for a job, sorting out personal finances, going on vacation, and dealing with public transport, as well as more intimate topics such as dating and acquiring and maintaining friendships. The chapters are structured around real-life scenarios and the challenges they present, followed by step-by-step solutions and suggestions. A final section provides a set of practical self-help tools, which encourage the reader to note down answers to the questions posed and record personal reflections. This accessible guide will be essential reading for teenagers and adults with Asperger Syndrome and their families, teachers, therapists, counsellors, carers, social and health work professionals.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781843108764
ISBN-10: 1843108763
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 11mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publish Date: 15-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Nancy J. Patrick

Nancy J. Patrick is Assistant Professor of special education at Messiah College, Grantham, Pennsylvania. She is an author, teacher, writer and presenter. She lives near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, with her husband and their three children, one of whom has a disability. She is the co-author of Hints and Tips for Helping Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Useful Strategies for Home, School and the Community, also published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

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