A Fun, Interactive Resource to Help Children Explore the Complexities of Friends and Friendship
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Making and keeping friends doesn't come easy for children with autism spectrum disorders. Many children need to be taught a range of strategies directed at expanding their social understanding skills, such as reading facial expressions and body language. Friendly Facts, an interactive workbook aimed at children ages 7-11, addresses these challenges by breaking down the complex concept of making friends into simpler ideas. Through fun, engaging activities, children gain real-life knowledge of the major "secrets" of making and keeping friends. By gaining the foundation for making and keeping friends at a crucial age, children are better prepared for successfully interacting with others for the rest of their lives.
MEET THE AUTHORS
, EdD, is an educational consultant in care and education settings across Australia. She is recognized as an exemplary educator, creating teaching and learning environments that are inclusive of all children. Margaret is the designer of high-quality, up-to-date professional development resource materials based on current research and legislation and tailored to children's social behavior and emotional well-being. The author of books, curriculum texts, and parenting resources, she regularly presents at conferences and publishes in scholarly journals.
Josie Santomauro resides in Brisbane, Australia, and has worked/lived in the field of Asperger Syndrome for the past 15 years, after her son was diagnosed. Josie is an internationally published author and international presenter on Asperger Syndrome. Her resources specialize in discussing the diagnosis, strategies, and social skills. She also collaborates with Dr. Margaret-Anne Carter on various resources and boutique seminars on Asperger Syndrome.