The Basics of Understanding and Supporting Children and Youth with Asperger Syndrome
Starting from the premise that no two individuals with Asperger Syndrome are the same, Hudson and Myles provide a global perspective of how the core characteristics of AS may appear separately and/or simultaneously, and how they may manifest themselves in a variety of situations. Each characteristic is then paired with a brief explanation, followed by a series of bulleted interventions. Interventions include strategies and visual supports that help children on the spectrum who have difficulty with abstract concepts and thoughts, difficulty understanding and regulating emotions, difficulty recognizing, interpreting, and empathizing with the emotions of others and much more.
MEET THE AUTHORS
MS, CCLS, is a certified child life specialist. Trained at John Hopkins, she formerly worked at children's Hospital of Philadelphia. She received her master's degree in autism/Asperger Syndrome from the University of Kansas. She is the author of Prescription for Success: Supporting Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders in the Medical Environment
and Cabins, Canoes and Campfires: Guidelines for Establishing a Camp for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
. Jill consults and presents nationally and internationally.
Brenda Smith Myles,
PhD, a consultant with the Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI) and the Ziggurat Group, is the recipient of the 2004 Autism Society of America’s Outstanding Professional Award and the 2006 Princeton Fellowship Award. Brenda has made over 1,000 presentations nationally and internationally and has written more than 200 articles and books on ASD.