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The Asperger teen's toolkit / Francis Musgrave.

By: Musgrave, Francis.
Publisher: London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2017Description: 136 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781785921612 (alk. paper).Subject(s): ASPERGER SYNDROME | ADOLESCENTS | WELL BEING -- | RELATIONSHIPS | CONDUCT OF LIFE
Contents:
Foreword by Dr Christopher Morrell. - Introduction. 1. Relationships: Self-image. - Gender, sexual identity and self expression. - Relationships and sex. - Dealing with bullies and difficult people. - Social media. 2. Wellbeing: Your brain: from here to maturity. - Depression: how to stay buoyant when you don't feel up to it. - Dealing with anger and emotions. - Self medication, substance abuse, alcohol and drugs. - Self-harming. - When it all gets too much. - Health and comfort food. 3. Interests: Music, feeling and emotion: sound waves to brain waves. - Gaming obsession. - Why pets are good at fixing your brain. - Acting, drama and role play. - Being smart with money. - Build your own pyramid of strength.
Summary: Dealing with the everyday realities facing teens with Asperger Syndrome, this book presents a toolkit of tried-and-trusted ideas to help them work through difficulties and find the solutions that work best for them. This book covers everything they need to know to thrive in their adolescent years, including how to hack your own internal alarm system to overcome anxiety and other difficult emotions. It also arms teenagers with everything they need to navigate sexuality and relationships, develop a healthy self-image, deal with bullies, be smart with money and stay savvy online... In short, no issue is left unexplored. Fun and informative, this is a must-read for teens with high-functioning autism, and for those who want to understand what adolescence is like on the spectrum. -- Amazon. com.
List(s) this item appears in: Parenting teens. Jun 2016. Aug 2018 CM
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Includes index.

Foreword by Dr Christopher Morrell. - Introduction. 1. Relationships:
Self-image. - Gender, sexual identity and self expression. - Relationships and sex. - Dealing with bullies and difficult people. - Social media.
2. Wellbeing:
Your brain: from here to maturity. - Depression: how to stay buoyant when you don't feel up to it. - Dealing with anger and emotions. - Self medication, substance abuse, alcohol and drugs. - Self-harming. - When it all gets too much. - Health and comfort food.
3. Interests:
Music, feeling and emotion: sound waves to brain waves. - Gaming obsession. - Why pets are good at fixing your brain. - Acting, drama and role play. - Being smart with money. - Build your own pyramid of strength.

Dealing with the everyday realities facing teens with Asperger Syndrome, this book presents a toolkit of tried-and-trusted ideas to help them work through difficulties and find the solutions that work best for them. This book covers everything they need to know to thrive in their adolescent years, including how to hack your own internal alarm system to overcome anxiety and other difficult emotions. It also arms teenagers with everything they need to navigate sexuality and relationships, develop a healthy self-image, deal with bullies, be smart with money and stay savvy online... In short, no issue is left unexplored. Fun and informative, this is a must-read for teens with high-functioning autism, and for those who want to understand what adolescence is like on the spectrum. -- Amazon. com.

Patron comment on 10/10/2018

Good snap shots. Brief- not a lot of detail.

Patron comment on 30/01/2018

My son who is 12 liked this book so we have ordered a copy.

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