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As a parent, a teacher and an Aspie herself, Jennifer Cook O'Toole provides a unique insider's look into Asperger syndrome. She shows how to help children on the spectrum by understanding how they think and exploiting their special interests to promote learning. Her strategies work because she thinks like the children that she teaches.
This book is full of original and effective methods for engaging with children with Asperger syndrome. The author discusses theory of mind, the necessity for concrete forms of communication, and ways to inspire imagination through sensorial experiences. In particular she explores the untapped power of special interests, explaining how to harness these interests to encourage academic, social and emotional growth.
Affirming that different doesn't mean defective, this book offers the insight and guidance that parents and professionals need to connect with the Asperkids in their life and get them excited about learning.
The author's writing style, and engaging humor and honesty, make this book an essential read for any parent of an Asperkid.
This book helped me gain a new and valuable perspective for what the world may be like for my kiddo, AND made my own "querks" make more sense!
The author, Jennifer, has a wonderful way of engaging the reader with story upon story of real life experiences and lessons learned.
Jennifer Cook O'Toole is a treasure. She helps children and parents alike see and understand the world through Aspie eyes. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Michael R Uram
Well written. Lots of personal and family real experiences shared with readers. I especially appreciated the practical advice of allowing the child focusing on specific step of... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
I have not been diagnosed with Asperger's, but I identified with just about every "cover up" and/or adaptation Jen made in her life prior to her own diagnosis. Read morePublished 5 months ago by TheConeys
The author of this book is remarkable. She made me laugh, cry and gave me me hope on what I can do as a mother of an amazing and beautiful Aspie. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Jeanette V. Padilla
I really liked the author of this book. She has a very distinct voice and style when writing and provided great insight into some of the common tendencies of individuals with... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
I have a teen with high functioning Aspergers. We have read this book together, during which we have laughed, cried, and had a lot of aha moments. Read morePublished 9 months ago by S. Ford
This book inspired me as a parent. I have been looking for answers and I feel like I may have just found them.Published 10 months ago by trulee
This is the Best book about aspergers that I have read so far. I'm looking forward to reading her other books.Published 12 months ago by R. K. Gomez