How to Teach Life Skills to Kids With Autism or Asperger's

How to Teach Life Skills to Kids With Autism or Asperger's

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Offers parents of children with autism or Asperger's syndrome advice on teaching basic life skills and establishing healthy habits, including doing chores, task switching, punctuality, appropriate attire, manners, and kindness.

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In the real world, people on the autism spectrum need the same kinds of day-to-day skills everyone else needs to be functional!

It's true. No matter how high-functioning children with autism or Asperger's may be or may become, they function better as adults if they’ve had the chance to learn basic skills, from being on time to good personal hygiene. Many reach adulthood without those skills; enter Jennifer McIlwee Myers, Aspie at Large!

Co-author of the groundbreaking book Asperger's and Girls, Jennifer's personal experience with Asperger's Syndrome and having a brother with autism makes her perspective doubly insightful.

Jennifer can show you how to:

  • Create opportunities for children to learn in natural settings and situations
  • Teach vital skills such as everyday domestic tasks, choosing appropriate attire, and being polite
  • Help individuals on the spectrum develop good habits that will help them be more fit and healthy
  • Improve time management skills such as punctuality and task-switching
  • and much more!

    Jennifer's straightforward and humorous delivery will keep you eagerly turning the page for her next creative solution!

    Publisher: Arlington, Tex. : Future Horizons, c2010
    Description: xx, 322 p. ; 23 cm
    ISBN: 9781935274131
    Branch Call Number: 618.928588 Mye
    Additional Contributors: Grandin, Temple.


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    YogiMumma Jul 03, 2012

    To be fair, we are not in this stage yet. Will definitely check it out again.

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