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Know your spectrum! : an autism creative writing workbook for teens / Finn Monahan.

By: Monahan, Finn.
Publisher: London : Philadelphia, PA ; Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2019Description: 264 pages ; 30 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781785924354.Subject(s): AUTISM | ADOLESCENCE | EXECUTIVE FUNCTION | SENSORY ISSUES | THEORY OF MIND | COMMUNICATION | MELTDOWNS | SELF REGULATION | CREATIVE WRITING
Contents:
Preface. - About this book. - Aims of the book for teenagers. -- How to use this book. - Chapter structure. - How to use this book as a course. - Author's introduction. - 1. Know your spectrum of executive functioning. - 2. Know your spectrum of sensory things. - 3. Know your spectrum of processing differences. - 4. Know your spectrum of theory of mind. - 5. Know your spectrum of social communication. - 6. Know your spectrum of shutdowns and meltdowns. - 7. Know your spectrum of self-regulation, routines and interests. - Epilogue. - References. - Further reading.
Summary: "Not everyone with autism is the same. This workbook will help teenagers recognise their own individual spectrum of autistic behaviours, and reflect on the specific challenges they face, their own strengths and how they relate to other people. Using creative writing activities, this book helps teenagers to identify connections between events and their emotions - which can be difficult for people with autism - while improving their writing skills through fun activities. A range of examples of poetry and short stories are included to make each activity accessible to all levels and to show how writing narrative and poems can help support personal reflection. The book encourages the reader to explore the core aspects of autism including social communication, executive function, and sensory processing, and then allows the teen to create a template of their own spectrum of abilities within autism. This unique understanding of autism can then be used to develop individual strategies and encourage self-advocacy. Using this book collaboratively with teachers or parents means the teen can be supported in a way that is specific to them." - PUBLISHER'S WEBSITE
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Preface. - About this book. - Aims of the book for teenagers. -- How to use this book. - Chapter structure. - How to use this book as a course. - Author's introduction. - 1. Know your spectrum of executive functioning. - 2. Know your spectrum of sensory things. - 3. Know your spectrum of processing differences. - 4. Know your spectrum of theory of mind. - 5. Know your spectrum of social communication. - 6. Know your spectrum of shutdowns and meltdowns. - 7. Know your spectrum of self-regulation, routines and interests. - Epilogue. - References. - Further reading.

"Not everyone with autism is the same. This workbook will help teenagers recognise their own individual spectrum of autistic behaviours, and reflect on the specific challenges they face, their own strengths and how they relate to other people. Using creative writing activities, this book helps teenagers to identify connections between events and their emotions - which can be difficult for people with autism - while improving their writing skills through fun activities. A range of examples of poetry and short stories are included to make each activity accessible to all levels and to show how writing narrative and poems can help support personal reflection. The book encourages the reader to explore the core aspects of autism including social communication, executive function, and sensory processing, and then allows the teen to create a template of their own spectrum of abilities within autism. This unique understanding of autism can then be used to develop individual strategies and encourage self-advocacy. Using this book collaboratively with teachers or parents means the teen can be supported in a way that is specific to them." - PUBLISHER'S WEBSITE

Patron comment on 22/03/2019

Practical guide for young people with a diagnosis of ASD to work through. Includes lots of worksheets. Most relevant to older teens.

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