The Disappointment Dragon

Learning to cope with disappointment (for all children and dragon tamers, including those with Asperger syndrome)

Author: Kay Al-Ghani

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 0857007807

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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When things don't go our way, the Disappointment Dragon can come to visit and take us down to his home in the Valley of Despair... The Disappointment Dragon sometimes comes to see us all and, if we let him, he can make us feel sad or angry. He visits Bobby when he is not picked for the school football team, he also finds Lucinda when she has to miss an exciting school trip because she has the Chicken Pox. He even tries to take the whole of Class Three down to the Valley of Despair when their favourite teacher moves away. Will the Dragon of Hope be able to chase away the Disappointment Dragon and help them see things more positively? The fun characters in this charming, fully illustrated storybook will help children to cope with, and discuss openly, their feelings of disappointment. There are many creative suggestions on how to banish the Disappointment Dragon and an introduction for adults explaining disappointment in children and how they can help.

The Panicosaurus

Managing Anxiety in Children Including Those with Asperger Syndrome

Author: K. I. Al-Ghani,Haitham Al-Ghani

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1849053561

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 56

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Offers age appropriate explanations and advice on anxiety in children and ways they can cope with it through the story of "Mabel and the Panicosaurus."

The Green-Eyed Goblin

What to do about jealousy - for all children including those on the Autism Spectrum

Author: Kay Al-Ghani

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784503525

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 48

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Deep inside everyone, a little goblin lies sleeping. When it wakes up, its eyes turn green, its nose grows and it starts to breathe a smelly green mist. This is the story of the wakening of a Green-Eyed Goblin. When Theo sees his sister getting lots of attention for her birthday, his sleeping goblin wakes and he can't seem to stop himself from saying all the horrid things the nasty goblin's green mist is making him think. Will Theo learn how to send his Green-Eyed Goblin back to sleep in time for the party? This fun, illustrated storybook will help children aged 5-13 to understand and cope with jealousy and how it can sometimes make us feel not good enough. A helpful introduction for parents and carers explains jealousy in children, and a section at the back of the book provides strategies for overcoming it.

The Red Beast

Controlling Anger in Children with Asperger's Syndrome

Author: K. I. Al-Ghani,Haitham Al-Ghani

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1843109433

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

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Presents techniques and strategies that young children who suffer from Asperger's syndrome can use when they find themselves becoming angry.

Dealing with Disappointment

Author: Elizabeth Crary

Publisher: Parenting Press, Inc.

ISBN: 9781884734755

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 137

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This practical, easy-to-read guide introduces parents to the concept of emotional competency, beginning with teaching children to identify and acknowledge their feelings. It provides exercises and examples that demonstrate how even toddlers can cope with their emotions. An excellent companion to the Feeling Elf cards.

Learning About Friendship

Stories to Support Social Skills Training in Children with Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism

Author: Kay Al-Ghani

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9780857003485

Category: Psychology

Page: 144

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Making friends can be a challenge for all children, but those with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) can struggle more than most. This collection of ten fully-illustrated stories explores friendship issues encountered by children with ASD aged four to eight and looks at how they can be overcome successfully. Key problem areas are addressed, including sharing, taking turns, being a tattletale, obsessions, winning and losing, jealousy, personal space, tact and diplomacy, and defining friendship. The lively and entertaining stories depersonalize issues, allowing children to see situations from the perspective of others and enabling them to recognize themselves in the characters. This opens the door to discussion, which in turn leads to useful insight and strategies they can practise and implement in the future. Each story has a separate introduction for adults which explains the main strategies within it. This book will be a valuable resource for all parents and teachers of children with ASD, along with their friends and families, and anybody else looking to help children on the spectrum to understand, make and maintain friendships.

Why Do I Have To?

A Book for Children Who Find Themselves Frustrated by Everyday Rules

Author: Laurie Leventhal-Belfer

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781846428265

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 80

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'If you want a child with Asperger’s syndrome to comply with a social or family rule, it is very important to explain the logical reason to comply. Laurie’s book provides the logic for compliance that will be invaluable for parents and teachers. I know this book will become regular bed time reading and be used many times at home and at school.' - Professor Tony Attwood 'Dr. Laurie clearly understands how children with limited flexibility and difficulty coping think and respond. She has used her clinical experience to teach us how to help these children succeed. Dr. Laurie has provided a format, similar to Social Stories (TM), for reducing stress in daily life and for minimizing conflict stemming from unwritten or everyday rules. While there is no one solution for every child, the stories can be easily adapted for each child. She encourages children to be participants in determining solutions to their problems by providing simple, not simplistic, methods that work.' -Teri Wiss, M.A., O.T.R./L., Director of Development is CHILD'S PLAY! Why do I have to go to school before the show that I am watching is over? Why do I have to wear shoes and a jacket when I go outside? Rules like these can be really frustrating - but they don't have to be! Why do I have to? looks at a set of everyday situations that provide challenges for children at home, with their friends, and at school. Laurie Leventhal-Belfer empathizes with children's wish to do things their way, explains clearly why their way does not work, and provides a list of practical suggestions for how to cope with these challenges and avoid feelings of frustration. This is the ideal book for children who have difficulty coping with the expectations of daily living, as well as for their parents and the professionals who work with them.

Things Tom Likes

A book about sexuality and masturbation for boys and young men with autism and related conditions

Author: Kate E. Reynolds

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 0857009338

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 36

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Tom likes lots of different things. He likes singing and watching TV in the family room. There are also things that Tom enjoys doing in private, like touching his penis. This accessible and positive resource helps parents and carers teach boys with autism or other special needs about masturbation. It covers when and where it is appropriate and helps to establish boundaries surrounding privacy more generally. With simple but explicit illustrations, this book provides the perfect platform to talk about sexuality with boys and young men with autism or special needs.

The Red Tree

Author: Shaun Tan

Publisher: Hodder Children's Books

ISBN: 9780734411372

Category: Children's stories

Page: 32

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A small child awakes to find blackened leaves falling from her bedroom ceiling, threatening to overwhelm her. 'Sometimes you wake up with nothing to look forward to...' As she wanders around a world that is complex, puzzling and alienating, she is overtaken by a myriad of feelings. Just as it seems all hope is lost, the girl returns to her bedroom to find that a tiny red seedling has grown to fill the room with warm light. Astonishing Australian artist, Shaun Tan's latest creation, The Red Tree, is a book about feelings - feelings that can not always be simply expressed in words. It is a series of imaginary landscapes conjured up by the wizardry of his masterful and miraculous art. As a kind of fable, The Red Tree seeks to remind us that, though some bad feelings are inevitable, they are always tempered by hope.

Been There. Done That. Try This!

An Aspie's Guide to Life on Earth

Author: Craig Evans,Anita Lesko,Tony Attwood

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 0857008714

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 352

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If you only buy one book to improve your life this year, make it this one. Temple Grandin, Liane Holliday Willey, Anita Lesko, Stephen M. Shore, and many other Aspie mentors, offer their personal guidance on coping with the daily stressors that Aspies have identified as being the most significant, in order of urgency - anxiety, self-esteem, change, meltdowns, depression, friendship, love, and much, much more. Based on years of personal experience, this book is packed with advice from Aspie mentors who have all been there and done that! World expert Dr. Tony Attwood rounds up each chapter with professional analysis and extensive recommendations. He includes essential information on destructive strategies that may look attractive, but that have counter-productive effects. Including full color artwork from Aspie artists showing visually how they interpret each stressor, this is THE inspirational guide to life for young adults, the newly diagnosed, and as a life-long reference for anyone on the spectrum - written by Aspies for Aspies.

All Dogs Have ADHD

Author: Kathy Hoopmann

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781846428401

Category: Education

Page: 72

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All Dogs Have ADHD takes an inspiring and affectionate look at Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), using images and ideas from the canine world to explore a variety of traits that will be instantly recognisable to those who are familiar with ADHD. Following the style of the award-winning All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome, charming colour photographs of dogs bring to life familiar ADHD characteristics such as being restless and excitable, getting easily distracted, and acting on impulse. This delightful book combines humour with understanding to reflect the difficulties and joys of raising a child with ADHD and celebrates what it means to be considered `different'. This absorbing and enjoyable book takes a refreshing approach to understanding ADHD.

Georgian Geographies

Essays on Space, Place and Landscape in the Eighteenth Century

Author: Miles Ogborn,Charles W. J. Withers

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719065101

Category: Art

Page: 220

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This text provides an interdisciplinary examination of the geographical nature of culture and society in 18th-century Britain and the British world. The book's introduction identifies the key areas of study as the geographical constitution of empire, the Enlightenment and the public sphere. These themes are explored by examining the connections between space, place and landscape in the 18th century in relation to the emergent empire in the Caribbean and north-west America, and Britain itself. Under consideration are topics such as landscape art, London's art world, geography books, mapping, the geography of erotic fiction, provincial science and the production of domestic space in the early English novel. This collection offers substantial empirical evidence and should be a valuable contribution to 18th-century studies for research and teaching staff, postgraduates and advanced undergraduate students in geography, history, literary studies, the history of art, postcolonial studies and the history of science.

Inside Asperger’s Looking Out

Author: Kathy Hoopmann

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 0857006703

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 72

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Inside Asperger's Looking Out follows in the best-selling footsteps of Kathy Hoopmann's All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome and All Dogs Have ADHD. Through engaging text and full-color photographs, this book shows neurotypicals how Aspies see and experience the world. Each page brings to light traits that many Aspies have in common, from sensitive hearing and an aversion to bright lights and strong smells, to literal thinking and difficulty understanding social rules and reading body language and facial expressions. At the same time, the book highlights and celebrates the unique characteristics that make those with Asperger's Syndrome special. This is the perfect introduction to the world of Aspies, told from their own perspective, for the people in their lives: including family, friends, and classmates. Those with Asperger's Syndrome will also appreciate this book for the way it shares their own singular perspectives on life.

Practical Sensory Programmes for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Author: Sue Larkey

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1843104792

Category: Psychology

Page: 112

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This book offers a six-step approach to developing a programme to help children cope with sensory input they find overwhelming, and to identify activities they find relaxing or rewarding. Larkey gives over 30 activities using touch, sound, taste, vision and movement, and gives advice on how to use them to improve children's communication skills.

Strategies for Building Successful Relationships with People on the Autism Spectrum

Let's Relate!

Author: Brian Raymond King

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1849058563

Category: Psychology

Page: 271

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King's immediate family are all on the autism spectrum, and they work together to understand one another, resolve misunderstandings, and help each other feel important, loved, and respected. Here, he discusses the communication strategies that help them, and his clients, and shows how to experience positive relationships for everyone.

Asperger Download

A Guide to Help Teenage Males with Asperger Syndrome Trouble-Shoot Life's Challenges

Author: Josie Santomauro,Damian Santomauro

Publisher: AAPC Publishing

ISBN: 9781934575024

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 109

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The teenage years are simultaneously shared by teens and their parents. In Asperger Download: A Guide to Help Teenage Males with Asperger Syndrome Trouble-Shoot Life's Challenges, Damian Santomauro and his mother, Josie, share their dual experiences by defining major terms that teenage males encounter during their journey into manhood. Damian was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome at the age of five. Now he's in college and ready to share his experiences with teens who are experiencing what he lived through. Asperger Download is a helpful resource for adolescents and young adults that takes defining terms like acne and zits to the next level. First Damien defines the term in a voice that other AS teens can relate to. Then Josie describes the term or concept from a parent's point of view.

Happy: a Children's Book of Mindfulness

Author: Nicola Edwards

Publisher: Caterpillar Books

ISBN: 9781848577176

Category:

Page: 32

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We breathe deep and expand like the galaxy, We breathe out many thousands of stars, And if ever we start to feel panicky, This reminds us of just who we are. The perfect soothing read for quiet time, Happygently encourages young readers to explore their emotions and the beautiful world around them, with stunning illustrations and thought-provoking rhymes on every page. This poetic journey to a place of happiness and calm will inspire and empower your child to enjoy the practice of mindfulness.

The Kids' Guide to Staying Awesome and In Control

Simple Stuff to Help Children Regulate their Emotions and Senses

Author: Lauren Brukner

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 0857009621

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 88

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Packed with simple ideas to regulate the emotions and senses, this book will help children tackle difficult feelings head-on and feel awesome and in control! From breathing exercises, pressure holds and finger pulls, to fidgets, noise-reducing headphones and gum, the book is brimming with fun stuff to help kids feel cool, calm and collected. They will learn how to label difficult feelings, choose the perfect strategies and tools to tackle them, and use these correctly whether at home or at school. The strategies and tools are accompanied by cartoon-style illustrations, and the author includes useful tips for parents and teachers as well as handy visual charts and checklists to track learning and progress. Armed with this book, kids will be well on their way to managing difficult emotions and feeling just right in whatever situation life throws at them! Suitable for children with emotional and sensory processing difficulties aged approximately 7 to 14 years.

Practical Mathematics for Children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder and Other Developmental Delays

Author: Sue Larkey,Jo Adkins

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 0857007831

Category: Psychology

Page: 144

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It is a common misconception that children on the autism spectrum find mathematics easy. In fact the opposite is true for some, and exposure to basic mathematics in the early years can be crucial in establishing the foundations for understanding later in life. This book provides practical strategies and tools for teaching key mathematics concepts to children with an autism spectrum disorder and other developmental delays. The authors emphasise the importance of incorporating a child's special interest into learning in order to help them engage fully with new concepts. Topics covered include colours, shapes, categories, numerals, sequencing, addition and subtraction and using money, and the book includes worksheets and activities for incorporating mathematics into daily living skills. This is an essential resource for teachers, teaching assistants and parents who wish to develop mathematics skills in children with an autism spectrum disorder and other developmental delays.

Bertie Bumble Bee

Trouble with the Letter 'b'

Author: K. I. Al-Ghani,Haitham Al-Ghani

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780764339936

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 44

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Bertie Bumble is eager to start school, until he discovers he does not learn the way the other students do and confuses "b" and "d," leading to teasing, until Mummie Bumble comes up with a way for him to master the alphabet.