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The Asperkid's (Secret) Book of Social Rules : The Handbook of Not-so-obvious Social Guidelines for Tweens and Teens with Asperger Syndrome - Jennifer Cook O'Toole

The Asperkid's (Secret) Book of Social Rules

The Handbook of Not-so-obvious Social Guidelines for Tweens and Teens with Asperger Syndrome


Published: 15th September 2012
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Published: 15th September 2012
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Being a teen or tween isn't easy for anyone but it can be especially tough for Asperkids. Jennifer O'Toole knows; she was one! This book is a top secret guide to all of the hidden social rules in life that often seem strange and confusing to young people with Asperger syndrome. "The Asperkid's (Secret) Book of Social Rules" offers witty and wise insights into baffling social codes such as making and keeping friends, blending in versus standing out from the crowd, and common conversation pitfalls. Chock full of illustrations, logical explanations, and comic strip practice sessions, this is the handbook that every adult Aspie wishes they'd had growing up. Ideal for all 10-17 year olds with Asperger syndrome, this book provides inside information on over thirty social rules in bite-sized chunks that older children will enjoy, understand, and most importantly use daily to navigate the mysterious world around them.


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A very useful tool.

By Ali

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  • Easy To Read
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    Helpful in getting some understanding of life from an Asperger perspective. An easy read.

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    Acknowledgmentsp. 11
    "Where was this Book When I, Like, Needed It?"p. 13
    Introduction: Rules, Posers and Speaking a Foreign Languagep. 15
    Need-to-Knows: The Unspoken Rules-In Bullet Pointsp. 27
    How Not to Make a Light Bulb: Why Everything is Hard Before It is Easyp. 39
    The Potty-Training Rule: Knowing When a Thank-You is Expectedp. 46
    So You Noticed a Kindness: The Technicalities of Thank Youp. 52
    Quotealiciousp. 59
    I'm Sorry: The Hardest Words to Sayp. 60
    The "Perseverance" of "Perserverance": Being Right vs. Being Includedp. 66
    Perfectly Imperfect: Congratulations, You're Humanp. 73
    But I Wasn't Laughing: Laughing with You vs. Laughing at Youp. 78
    Quotealiciousp. 83
    Poof! You're Interesting! Being Interesting by Being Interestedp. 84
    Mirror! Mirror! Reflect, Reflect, Reflectp. 89
    You're Welcome: The Power of Complimentsp. 97
    Quotealiciousp. 102
    Broken Spaghetti: The Benefits of Thinking Like a Wet Noodlep. 103
    Boiling the Pasta: How to Make that Flexible Thinking Thing Happenp. 107
    You've Got to Hold the Pillow: Why Criticism Mattersp. 112
    Take a Breath and Watch the Hammer: Knowing How to Handle Criticismp. 117
    Speak in Sandwiches and Make Suggestions: Knowing How to Give Good Feedbackp. 123
    Quotealiciousp. 129
    Unfiltered: White Lies and Trustp. 130
    Tact and the Triple-Filter: How Honest is Too Honest?p. 135
    Literally? What They Actually Meanp. 140
    Do I Need an Umbrella or an Ark? Sorting Mountains from Molehillsp. 145
    Temper, Temper: There Will Be More Apple Juice Tomorrowp. 150
    Quotealiciousp. 159
    The Science of a Greek Goddess: Hygeia, Aphrodite and Why They Were Such Good Palsp. 160
    Traveling by Bubble: Transparent Boundaries That Only NTs Seep. 168
    Choices and Tactics: How to Recognize a Friendp. 176
    Who's Who, What's What: Friendship Levels and Cling Wrapp. 183
    Quotealiciousp. 191
    Standing Up Straight: Self-Advocacy, Anger Band-Aids and Being Heardp. 192
    Talking to Myself: Inner Dialogues and Old Tapesp. 201
    Likes, Tweets and Texts: Netiquette Need-to-Knowsp. 208
    The Loveliest Curve and an Open Door: Beauty and Chivalry are Alive and Wellp. 217
    There's More for Dinner than Mashed Potatoes: Missing the Bigger Picturep. 226
    Wedgies, Tattletales and Queen Bees: Taking Your Power Back from Bulliesp. 234
    Through the Looking Glass: Laughing at Yourself without Being a Laughingstockp. 241
    Stickies (Little Nuggets of Aspie Truth-Sticky-Note-Sized)p. 247
    Practice Sessionsp. 257
    Stick a Fork in It-We're Done: AKA The Conclusionp. 270
    Resources You Will Actually Want to Use. Reallyp. 273
    Referencesp. 278
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    ISBN: 9781849059152
    ISBN-10: 1849059152
    Audience: Teenager / Young Adult
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 272
    Published: 15th September 2012
    Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
    Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.4  x 2.2
    Weight (kg): 0.45