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Take Control of Asperger's Syndrome: The Official Strategy Guide for Teens with Asperger's Syndrome and Nonverbal Learning Disorders Paperback – March 1, 2010
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Wow! I wish this guidebook had existed when I was a teenager. Life would have been so much easier for me and my parents. Take Control is packed with the resources you need to succeed socially and academically in middle school and high school. --Alex Plank, founder of WrongPlanet.net, the online Asperger's syndrome community
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The book is organized into ten chapters which make it easy to find information. Each chapter includes a title and mission statement. Chapter One : What are AS and NVLD? includes the mission statement, "To learn about the strengths and challenges of having Asperger's Syndrome or Non Verbal Learning Disorder."
A Venn diagram illustrates how characteristics of these disabilities overlap, as well as how they differ. Chapter three is all about self advocacy, a crucial skill for those who are in high school and college. An example from this section features a boy who spoke up to tell his classmates that eye contact is difficult for him, and that a lack of eye contact does not necessarily show disrespect. Chapter five is filled with tips for homework success. These very accessible strategies can simplify life for people with organizational challenges. Other important topics covered in this guide are appearance and good hygiene, sensory issues, and friendship. The list of suggested resources in the back is quite extensive, as is the bibliography.
This is a brilliant resource which should prove helpful to any tween or teen who struggles to understand and cope with AS or NVLD.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
My daughter and granddaughter are doing this together and it seems to be working. This doesnt just explain what the symptoms are but helps with coping and understanding and... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Amazon Customer
My son is 13 years old with Aspergers, ADHD and Anxiety. This has been a great book for him and me to read. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Michelle
This was written in an easy format, for clear actionable goals for a teen who feels out of control and wants to be in control. Read morePublished on July 3, 2013 by Leslie K Paulus
This is a good book. The only problem is that my son had some difficulting understanding it. (my son has autism) I tried to let him read it. Even had my younger son read it.. Read morePublished on May 16, 2013 by Amazon Customer
After my son was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome I checked out every book from the library on it. Read morePublished on February 26, 2013 by Guardian123
Our son likes the book very much and highly recommends it. He feels it doesn't talk down to readers and it talks just as much about how to use strengths as it does overcoming... Read morePublished on August 27, 2011 by Lego Mom