Aspertools (Ebook)

A Practical Guide for Understanding and Embracing Asperger's, Autism Spectrum Disorders and Neurodiversity

Harold Reitman, Rebecca Reitman, Pati Fizzano

Three perspectives - those of a parent, a teacher and a young person living with Asperger's - that offer practical tools and strategies for managing life as a neurodiverse individual.

Aspertools offers advice from three perspectives, with that of a special needs education teacher, Pati Fizzano, as well as inspirational stories from Dr Reitman's daughter, Rebecca, about her own experience, for understanding and managing life with an Aspie. It includes tips to make daily life less frustrating and more productive, focusing on the importance of positive routines, coping with social awkwardness and creating stability in daily activities.

Including tips on how to cope with social anxiety through preparation, encouragement and lists; how to effect positive changes in behaviour by utilising rules, rewards and consequences; how to decrease the frequency of meltdowns by providing an escape route to 'a safe place'. This comprehensive and accessible work will open up the opportunity of a fulfilling life for everyone with a different brain - no matter the label.

Publication date: 01/04/2017

£9.99

ISBN: 9780285643659

ISBN 10 / ASIN: B06X9PBHFX

Imprint: Souvenir Press

Subject: Health & Wellbeing

Aspertools (Paperback)

A Practical Guide for Understanding and Embracing Asperger's, Autism Spectrum Disorders and Neurodiversity

Harold Reitman, Rebecca Reitman, Pati Fizzano

Three perspectives - those of a parent, a teacher and a young person living with Asperger's - that offer practical tools and strategies for managing life as a neurodiverse individual.

Aspertools offers advice from three perspectives, with that of a special needs education teacher, Pati Fizzano, as well as inspirational stories from Dr Reitman's daughter, Rebecca, about her own experience, for understanding and managing life with an Aspie. It includes tips to make daily life less frustrating and more productive, focusing on the importance of positive routines, coping with social awkwardness and creating stability in daily activities.

Including tips on how to cope with social anxiety through preparation, encouragement and lists; how to effect positive changes in behaviour by utilising rules, rewards and consequences; how to decrease the frequency of meltdowns by providing an escape route to 'a safe place'. This comprehensive and accessible work will open up the opportunity of a fulfilling life for everyone with a different brain - no matter the label.

Publication date: 30/04/2017

£10.00

ISBN: 9780285643642

Imprint: Souvenir Press

Subject: Health & Wellbeing

Harold Reitman

Harold Reitman

Dr Harold Reitman is an orthopaedic surgeon and former professional boxer. He is the writer and producer of The Square Root of 2, a film also inspired by his daughter, and the founder of the neurodiversity community site, DifferentBrains.com.

Rebecca Reitman

Rebecca Reitman

Rebecca Reitman works with learning-challenged students.

Pati Fizzano

Pati Fizzano

Pati Fizzano is a teacher who specialises in helping neurodiverse students to achieve their full potential.