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Living well on the spectrum : how to use your strengths to meet the challenges of Asperger syndrome/high-functioning autism / Valerie L. Gaus; foreword by Stephen Shore.

Gaus, Valerie L. (author.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Hood River County Library District.

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Summary:

"Being "different" is old news for adults with Asperger syndrome and high-functioning autism (AS/HFA), whether they were diagnosed as children or only recently. Meeting a huge demand and providing indispensable practical guidance, prominent therapist Valerie Gaus shows how difference can be a strength. By mastering specific coping and problem-solving skills that "neurotypical" folks take for granted, people with AS/HFA can achieve greater success in everything from dealing with daily routines and social interactions to building a career and negotiating intimate relationships. The straight-talking, methodical writing style is expressly tailored to this audience's preferences and needs. The book is packed with questionnaires and worksheets that help readers pinpoint their areas of greatest concern and develop personalized action plans to build the life they want."
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library 616.858832 GAU 2011 (Text) 33892100286930 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 05/23/2017 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781606236345
  • ISBN: 1606236342
  • Physical Description: xiii, 383 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Guilford Press, 2011.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 367-373) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction: How to get the most out of this book -- I. Life on the Spectrum. A typical day in your life: problems and solutions; A unique brain: how thinking differences can affect your daily life -- How social differences can be vulnerabilities and strengths; The role of your emotional differences; How sensory and movement differences can affect your interactions with your environment -- II. Positive solutions for a quality life. Positive solutions: your bag of tricks; At home; At work; At school; In the community; Building friendships; Dating, sex, and marriage; Health; Putting yourself in charge of your life and finding help when you need iIt -- Appendix: Problem-solving worksheet resources.
Summary, etc.:
"Being "different" is old news for adults with Asperger syndrome and high-functioning autism (AS/HFA), whether they were diagnosed as children or only recently. Meeting a huge demand and providing indispensable practical guidance, prominent therapist Valerie Gaus shows how difference can be a strength. By mastering specific coping and problem-solving skills that "neurotypical" folks take for granted, people with AS/HFA can achieve greater success in everything from dealing with daily routines and social interactions to building a career and negotiating intimate relationships. The straight-talking, methodical writing style is expressly tailored to this audience's preferences and needs. The book is packed with questionnaires and worksheets that help readers pinpoint their areas of greatest concern and develop personalized action plans to build the life they want." -- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Asperger's syndrome > Psychological aspects.
Asperger's syndrome > Social aspects.
Asperger's syndrome > Patients > Life skills guides.
Asperger-Syndrom
Autismus
Asperger's syndrome > Psychological aspects.
Asperger's syndrome > Social aspects.
Asperger's syndrome > Patients > Life skills guides.

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