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Description - Understanding Sam and Asperger Syndrome by Clarabelle van Niekerk

The National Parenting Center Seal of Approval Winner Holiday 2008 Shortlisted for Speech Pathology Australia's Book of the Year in the lower primary category Answering the question Why is Sam different?, this heartwarming story tells of the challenges of living with Asperger Syndrome, a form of autism. This firsthand view of the life of an undiagnosed child presents behaviors and characteristics that are common among children with this disorder. Sam doesn't like his pancakes to touch, his sister is annoyed with his repetitive song, and his new coat hurts his skin, but once he is diagnosed, teamwork-based support helps Sam's life become a little easier. With endearing illustrations, the book includes 10 helpful tips geared toward children, showing them how to respect and accept differences as well as to interact with a classmate or friend with Asperger Syndrome.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780974721712
ISBN-10: 0974721719
Format: Hardback
(279mm x 203mm x mm)
Pages: 48
Imprint: Skeezel Press
Publisher: Skeezel Press
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Clarabelle van Niekerk

Clarabelle van Niekerk is the resident artist for the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the founder of the London Puppet Theatre, and winner of many international awards, including the Perry Cumberland Excellence in Puppetry Award and the Educator of the Year Award for Children with Special Needs. She lives in Meadville, Pennsylvania. Liezl Venter, MA, CCC-SLP has worked in various clinical settings in the the United States and abroad, specializing in children disagnosed with autustic spectrum disorders and Asperger Syndrome. She is also a certified member of the American Speech Language Hearing Association.

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