By Genevieve Edmonds, E. Veronica Bliss

ISBN-10: 1843105136

ISBN-13: 9781843105138

A Self-Determined destiny with Asperger Syndrome provides an empowering, useful method of supporting individuals with Asperger Syndrome (AS) to be triumphant in school, at paintings, at domestic and in lifestyles.

The authors spotlight how treating AS as a 'problem' is unproductive, and recommend an answer targeted process which acknowledges and makes use of the strengths of individuals with AS to foster mutual appreciate and understanding.

Drawing on either their own adventure and data of counseling, the authors use anecdotes and tales to teach how individuals with AS cope in day by day occasions. additionally they illustrate how powerful communique and realizing of a person's wishes and pursuits are key to enhancing everyday life for individuals with AS. the ultimate element of the ebook contains useful worksheets and assets to assist individuals with AS to acknowledge their achievements and paintings in the direction of their ambitions.

This ebook can be of curiosity to those that are plagued by AS, their households and the folks who paintings with them.

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In the main, the therapeutic support that is available to people with AS (and people without AS often enough) is problem focused and/or medication based. This support comes under such titles as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), interpersonal therapy (IPT), psychodynamic psychotherapy, and even person centred therapy. These are therapies that are recommended by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (2007) for people who suffer from mental health difficulties. Their guidance recommends primarily CBT, and as a consequence, this is the type of therapy most frequently taught to professionals and offered to clients.

The worker is encouraging talk about Mike’s particular interests, rather than redirecting the conversation to the arguments which prompted the referral. The worker is also checking her perceptions with Mike so that a common understanding of his strengths, competencies and perceptions can be reached. It is easy for a worker to assume that everyone with autism likes routine and predictability, but this is not actually always true. People with autism occasionally have difficulty with things that are predictable and have trouble following some kinds of routines.

Silence) What kinds of things do you do for fun? M: I like old movies. V: Yeah? What are some of your favourites? M: I love the black-and-white ones. I like James Bond, Humphrey Bogart, Spencer Tracey. I like Laurel and Hardy too… They really make me laugh. I go to the cinema now sometimes too. There are some modern films I like but not as much as those old ones. V: Wow. I haven’t heard those old names in a while! What do you like about the old films? M: Um…well…in a funny kind of way they are just so simple.

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