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Caring for Myself: A Social Skills Storybook Hardcover – November 15, 2007

ISBN-13: 978-1843108726 ISBN-10: 1843108720 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 and up
  • Grade Level: 3 and up
  • Hardcover: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Pub; 1 edition (November 15, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1843108720
  • ISBN-13: 978-1843108726
  • Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 7.1 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,718,680 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'An amazing book! Christy Gast and Jane Krug have provided a fun and informative text that will assist children on the autism spectrum in learning important life skills. Each step is broken down clearly and concisely with great visual representation. As an individual on the autism spectrum who has trouble with fine motor tasks, tasks which involve multiple directions and the fact that I tend to be a visual learner, I would have greatly benefited from a book like this as a child. Highly recommended!' --Nick Dubin, presenter and author of Asperger Syndrome and Bullying

'As adults, we frequently take for granted the daily routines which have become such an integral part of our lives. For many children, however, the unfamiliarity of these activities can instill fear or uncertainty, or promote the impression that the tasks are overwhelmingly difficult or complicated. With beautiful photos and simple, reassuring text, the authors and illustrator have created a remarkable resource. The step-by-step information will enable children to become familiar with basic routines so that they can approach them with both confidence and competence.' -----Laurel A. Hoekman, Executive Director, The Gray Center for Social Learning and Understanding



'This is a resource for young children that is certain to stand the practical tests of time and application! Simple and complete, parents and professionals will find themselves reaching for it time and again.' -----Carol Gray, President, The Gray Center for Social Learning and Understanding and pioneer of Social Stories(TM)

About the Author

Christy Gast is a publications and event coordinator for the Gray Center for Social Learning and Understanding with sixteen years' teaching experience. She is co-author of The Social Stories (TM) Quarterly, and has two sons, one of whom has Asperger s Syndrome. She lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Jane Krug is a speech-language therapist, and has specialized in working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder for nearly ten years. She volunteers her time at The Gray Center, lives in Ada, Michigan, and has a young daughter.

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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jules! on April 3, 2008
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It's a nice book. I've made similar items for specific children with their own picture, though not bound like this book. I like the pages with just a sentence or two. I've used index cards with even more simple phrasing to cover the ones with paragraphs where there is too much info for particular students.
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By David Armstrong on February 16, 2009
Format: Hardcover
My only complaint is that it did not include a toileting social story. I really think it should have been included. The others are good and for the ASD child who responds well to photographs-this book is great. My recommendation is that it really is good for preschool age children- 3-5 years. Good Luck!
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This book is great for children on the autism spectrum and beyond. My daughter has ADHD and has enjoyed this book just as much as my son who has developmental delays. Great to help teach children to be independent and why.
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By Judy H. Biegler on October 22, 2008
Format: Paperback
Having worked with children on the autism spectrum I found this book to be unique in it's style. It addresses the issues of sensory integration within various areas of self help. What the average child finds easy, the ASD child finds difficult in the way of touch, sound, taste, etc. This book helps the child to see these experiences as normal activities
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