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The Parents Guide to Teaching Kids with Asperger Syndrome and Similar ASDs Real Life Skills for Independence

by Patricia Romanowski Bashe

“It is important that parents and professionals have up to date information on how to understand and help someone who has Asperger syndrome. This book will provide an explanation of the latest theories and practical strategies. This book should be in every home library of every family that has a son or daughter with a diagnosis of Asperger syndrome.”  
–Dr. Tony Attwood, author of the The Complete Guide to Asperger Syndrome

Children with autism spectrum disorders learn differently. Too often, our kids’ choices are limited and their paths to success restricted, not by a lack of intellectual ability, but by deficits in acquiring, applying, and generalizing basic life skills. Success in school, at home, on the playground, and beyond depends on mastering countless basic living skills that most other kids just "pick up" almost by osmosis.

This book teaches parents how to teach these so-called easy skills to complex learners. This is the first book for parents and caregivers of kids with Asperger syndrome and similar learning profiles that features strategies based on applied behavior analysis—the most widely accepted, evidence-based, and effective teaching method for learners with ASDs— including how to:
• Identify critical skills appropriate for your child’s age—how to teach them and why.
• Learn new techniques that can replace, mimic, prompt, override, or impose missing order on your child’s learning style.
• Design a curriculum for your child that reduces reliance on prompts (including parents) and promotes new learning, new behaviors, and independence.
• Track your and your child’s success.

The Parents Guide to Teaching Kids with Aspergers Syndrome- Kindle Edition

by Patricia Romanowski Bashe

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Asperger Syndrome and Difficult Moments: Practical Solutions for Tantrums, Rage, and Meltdowns

by Brenda Smith Myles, Jack Southwick

This is another book that should be required reading. It offers "Practical Solutions" for addressing behavioral problems that often occur with AS children. Recommended highly for parents and especially for teachers. 

It’s So Much Work to Be Your Friend

by Richard Lavoie

While not specific to the social struggles of kids on the autism spectrum, this book offers real world advice on overcoming executive function deficits as they impact relationships in the home and community.

The Explosive Child

by Ross W. Greene

Positive and effective discipline strategies around inflexible and challenging behaviors. Real world solutions for choosing one’s battles.

Parenting Your Asperger Child

by Alan Sohn and Cathy Grayson

This book offers behavior strategies for home and school based on a child’s unique presentation of Asperger Syndrome. Itexplains how Cognitive Social Integration Therapy can improve the quality of social interaction and behavior by improving a child’s ability to be flexible.

Engaging Autism

by Stanley Greenspan and Serena Wieder

The handbook for explaining Floortime.

Toilet Training for Individuals with Autism or Other Developmental Issues, 2nd Edition

by Maria Wheeler

Individuals with autism are reportedly one of the most difficult populations to toilet train. This second edition offers effective strategies that take the child’s physical and emotional sensitivities into account instead of trying to force traditional methods. Easy-to-read bulleted lists offer more than 200 do’s and don’ts, along with over 50 real-life examples, to help make the process more of a lesson and less of a battle for all involved. The young trainee will learn to overcome fear of the bathroom, properly use toilet paper, flush once, wash hands, and more. The toilet trainer will learn how to overcome challenges caused by communication needs, sensory sensitivities, motor challenges, anxiety levels, etc.

We’ve Got Issues

by Judith Warner

I found this a compellingly honest and brave book.

From amazon-

Insightful, compelling, and deeply moving, We’ve Got Issues is for parents, doctors, and teachers-anyone who cares about the welfare of today’s children.

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