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ERIC Number: ED451670
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 304
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-885477-59-7
What Does It Mean to Me? A Workbook Explaining Self Awareness and Life Lessons to the Child or Youth with High Functioning Autism or Aspergers: Structured Teaching Ideas for Home and School.
Faherty, Catherine
This workbook is designed to help children learn about Asperger Syndrome and high functioning autism and to help parents talk with their children about autism's profound effects. Chapter 1 introduces the term autism and explains the techniques used in the workbook. Following chapters each focus on an important aspect of life: ways of thinking, the sensory experience, artistic talent, people, understanding, thoughts, communication, school, friends, and feeling upset. Each chapter is divided into two parts: workbook pages and a section for parents and teachers. The workbook pages are designed for parents and children to read together and fill in, mark, or circle the relevant information. The workbook attempts to describe ordinary circumstances of everyday life, pointing out typical behaviors of children with autism and their neurotypical peers. The second part of each chapter is primarily for parents and teachers. This part supplements the workbook pages with related concepts, ideas, and practical suggestions for home and school. Most of the ideas are examples of widely used Treatment and Education of Austic and related Commmunication handicapped CHildren (TEACCH) Structured Teaching strategies that the TEACCH program has developed and adapted for individual children and adults during the course of the program's existence. The last chapter contains statistics about autism and a list of recommended resources. (CR)
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Students; Teachers
Language: English
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Note: Foreword by Dr. Gary Mesibov. Cover page varies.