Asperger syndrome : a helping hand : practical strategies and easy to follow advice in everyday language
By: Luton, John.
Contributor(s): Pocha, Meher | Michelle, Vicki.Publisher: Wakefield Red River Marketing 2007Description: DVD : 42 minutes.Subject(s): ADULTS | ASPERGER SYNDROME | ADOLESCENTS | SOCIAL SKILLS | COMMUNICATION SKILLS | APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOUR | ETIQUETTE | SELF HELP SKILLS
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Donated to the Library by The Freemasons Charity
Aims of this DVD|Introduction|Interpreting facial expressions and body language|Greeting different people|Conversations and figures of speech|Mixed message, peer pressure and sarcasm|A mother's experience
"Asperger syndrome is a form of autism that affects a person's ability to communicate with and relate to others. The purpose of this DVD is to provide a practical, self-help and support resource for young people with Asperger syndrome, as well as their families and carers. Using simple strategies and ideas depicted in everyday scenarios, it looks at such issues as recognising body language, introductions, holding a conversation, figures of speech, mixed messages and sarcasm." - DVD COVER
Paediatrician, Dr Meher Pocha provides an introduction to Asperger syndrome, its salient features and a brief history.
Actors, including Vicki Michelle, re-enact various scenarios dealing with facial expressions, body language and mixed messages, sarcasm and ulterior motives. The first scene of each shows inappropriate behaviour in a particular social situation, and then reruns the scene illustrating a more socially informed response along with plans and strategies for achieving this.
A final section by Nicki Edwards, whose son has Asperger syndrome, has found this approach to be most helpful.
A highly recommended resource.
This DVD is a remastered version which gives access to each section via the menu.