Normal view MARC view ISBD view

The Asperkid's SECRET book of social rules : the handbook of not-so-obvious social guidelines for tweens and teens with Asperger syndrome

By: O'Toole, Jennifer Cook.
Contributor(s): Bojanowski, Brian.
Publisher: London Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2013Description: 279 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9781849059152.Subject(s): CHILDREN | ASPERGER SYNDROME | ADOLESCENTS | YOUTH | SOCIAL SKILLS | FRIENDSHIPS | ETIQUETTE
Contents:
Acknowledgements. “Where was this Book when I, like, Needed it?" Introduction: Rules, Posers and Speaking a Foreign Language Need-to-Knows: The Unspoken Rules - In Bullet Points What you Need to Know about the Need-to-Knows: Making Sense of the Rules 1. How Not to Make a Light Bulb: Why Everything is Hard Before its Easy 2. The Potty-Training Rule: Knowing When a Thank You is Expected 3. So You Noticed a Kindness: The Technicalities of Thank You 4. I'm Sorry: The Hardest Words to Say 5. The “Perseverance” of “Perserverance”: Being Right vs. Being Included 6. Perfectly Imperfect: Congratulations, You're Human 7. But I Wasn't Laughing: Laughing with You vs. Laughing at You 8. Poof! You're Interesting: Being Interesting by Being Interested 9. Mirror! Mirror!: Reflect, Reflect, Reflect 10. You're Welcome: The Power of Compliments 11. Broken Spaghetti: The Benefits of Thinking Like a Wet Noodle 12. Boiling the Pasta: How to Make that Flexible Thinking Thing Happen 13. You've Got to Hold the Pillow: Why Criticism Matters 14. Take a Breath and Watch the Hammer: Knowing How to Handle Criticism 15. Speak in Sandwiches and Make Suggestions: Knowing How to Give Good Feedback 16. Unfiltered: White Lies and Trust 17. Tact and the Triple-Filter: How Honest to Too Honest? 18. Literally?: What They Actually Mean 19. Do I Need an Umbrella or an Ark?: Sorting Mountains from Molehills 20. Temper, Temper: There Will Be More Apple Juice Tomorrow 21. The Science of a Greek Goddess: Hygeia, Aphrodite and Why They Were Such Good Pals 22. Traveling by Bubble: Transparent Boundaries that Only NTs See 23. Choices and Tactics: How to Recognise a Friend 24. Who's Who, What's What: Friendship Levels and Cling Wrap 25. Standing Up Straight: Self-Advocacy, Anger Band-Aids and Being Heard 26. Talking to Myself: Inner Dialogues and Old Tapes 27. Likes, Tweets and Texts: Netiquette Need-to-Knows 28. The Loveliest Curve and an Open Door: Beauty and Chivalry are Alive and Well 29. There's More for Dinner than Mashed Potatoes: Missing the Bigger Picture 30. Wedgies, Tattletales and Queen Bees: Taking Your Power Back from Bullies 31. Through the Looking Glass: Laughing at Yourself without Being a Laughingstock Stickies (Little Nuggets of Aspie Truth - Sticky- Note-Sized Practice Sessions Stick a Fork in it - We're Done. AKA: The Conclusion Resources You Will Actually WANT to Use. Really References.
Summary: "Being a teen or tween isn't easy for anyone but it can be especially tough for Asperkids. Jennifer O'Toole knows; she was one! This book is a top secret guide to all of the hidden social rules in life that often seem strange and confusing to young people with Asperger syndrome. The Asperkid's (Secret) Book of Social Rules offers witty and wise insights into baffling social codes such as making and keeping friends, blending in versus standing out from the crowd, and common conversation pitfalls. Chock full of illustrations, logical explanations, and comic strip practice sessions, this is the handbook that every adult Aspie wishes they'd had growing up. Ideal for all 10-17 year olds with Asperger syndrome, this book provides inside information on over thirty social rules in bite-sized chunks that older children will enjoy, understand, and most importantly use daily to navigate the mysterious world around them." - PUBLISHER'S WEBSITE
List(s) this item appears in: Social skills and teens. March 2017 | Asperger syndrome and teenagers. June 2017 | Self regulation 10-14 years olds. Sept 2017 | Social skills for teens with high functioning autism. Sept 2017 | Social situations. December 2017 | Teens Autism Oct18 | Teen Life Programme - Session 1 | Teen Life Programme - Session 2 | Teen Life Programme - Session 4 | Secondary Social Skills & Friendship (Cat) April 17
Tags from this library: No tags from this library for this title. Log in to add tags.
    average rating: 3.3 (3 votes)
Item type Current location Collection Call number Status Date due Barcode Item holds
Book IHC Library
Main Collection 720 OTO (Browse shelf) Available W008754
Book IHC Library
720 OTO (Browse shelf) Available W001573
Total holds: 0

Acknowledgements.
“Where was this Book when I, like, Needed it?"
Introduction: Rules, Posers and Speaking a Foreign Language
Need-to-Knows: The Unspoken Rules - In Bullet Points
What you Need to Know about the Need-to-Knows: Making Sense of the Rules
1. How Not to Make a Light Bulb: Why Everything is Hard Before its Easy
2. The Potty-Training Rule: Knowing When a Thank You is Expected
3. So You Noticed a Kindness: The Technicalities of Thank You
4. I'm Sorry: The Hardest Words to Say
5. The “Perseverance” of “Perserverance”: Being Right vs. Being Included
6. Perfectly Imperfect: Congratulations, You're Human
7. But I Wasn't Laughing: Laughing with You vs. Laughing at You
8. Poof! You're Interesting: Being Interesting by Being Interested
9. Mirror! Mirror!: Reflect, Reflect, Reflect
10. You're Welcome: The Power of Compliments
11. Broken Spaghetti: The Benefits of Thinking Like a Wet Noodle
12. Boiling the Pasta: How to Make that Flexible Thinking Thing Happen
13. You've Got to Hold the Pillow: Why Criticism Matters
14. Take a Breath and Watch the Hammer: Knowing How to Handle Criticism
15. Speak in Sandwiches and Make Suggestions: Knowing How to Give Good Feedback
16. Unfiltered: White Lies and Trust
17. Tact and the Triple-Filter: How Honest to Too Honest?
18. Literally?: What They Actually Mean
19. Do I Need an Umbrella or an Ark?: Sorting Mountains from Molehills
20. Temper, Temper: There Will Be More Apple Juice Tomorrow
21. The Science of a Greek Goddess: Hygeia, Aphrodite and Why They Were Such Good Pals
22. Traveling by Bubble: Transparent Boundaries that Only NTs See
23. Choices and Tactics: How to Recognise a Friend
24. Who's Who, What's What: Friendship Levels and Cling Wrap
25. Standing Up Straight: Self-Advocacy, Anger Band-Aids and Being Heard
26. Talking to Myself: Inner Dialogues and Old Tapes
27. Likes, Tweets and Texts: Netiquette Need-to-Knows
28. The Loveliest Curve and an Open Door: Beauty and Chivalry are Alive and Well
29. There's More for Dinner than Mashed Potatoes: Missing the Bigger Picture
30. Wedgies, Tattletales and Queen Bees: Taking Your Power Back from Bullies
31. Through the Looking Glass: Laughing at Yourself without Being a Laughingstock
Stickies (Little Nuggets of Aspie Truth - Sticky- Note-Sized
Practice Sessions
Stick a Fork in it - We're Done. AKA: The Conclusion
Resources You Will Actually WANT to Use. Really
References.

Copyright Permission: Yes

"Being a teen or tween isn't easy for anyone but it can be especially tough for Asperkids. Jennifer O'Toole knows; she was one! This book is a top secret guide to all of the hidden social rules in life that often seem strange and confusing to young people with Asperger syndrome. The Asperkid's (Secret) Book of Social Rules offers witty and wise insights into baffling social codes such as making and keeping friends, blending in versus standing out from the crowd, and common conversation pitfalls. Chock full of illustrations, logical explanations, and comic strip practice sessions, this is the handbook that every adult Aspie wishes they'd had growing up. Ideal for all 10-17 year olds with Asperger syndrome, this book provides inside information on over thirty social rules in bite-sized chunks that older children will enjoy, understand, and most importantly use daily to navigate the mysterious world around them." - PUBLISHER'S WEBSITE

Patron comment on 06/10/2015

Good book but a bit beyond my 9 year old daughter. Will try again later when she is a bit older.

Log in to your account to post a comment.

Powered by Koha

//