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Item Nr: B 96992 Title: I am Special: Introducing Children and Young People to their Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Grade Lvl: T Author: Vermeulen, Peter
Length: 78 Prod/Pub: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Copyright: 2000 Series:
Book Type: N Biographee:
Copies: 1 Loan Period: 14 days
 
  I am Special is a workbook developed by Peter Vermeulen and already used extensively with young people with autism spectrum disorder. The workbook is designed for a child to work through with an adult - parent, teacher or other professional. Unlike other books, its content and layout are devised especially for children who read, think and process information differently. I am Special is divided into two parts. The first is a theoretical introduction that explains how to inform children that they have autism or Asperger Syndrome and how to use the worksheets with groups or individuals. The second part consists of a series of worksheets which the child works through with an adult to create a unique and personal book about him or herself. It includes a series of exercises that present autism positively. They strike a balance between general facts, information about autism and personal information, covering the strengths an autistic person may have as well as the difficulties they may face. I am Special can be used with young people over the age of ten years. Not only is it an excellent source of information for the autistic child; it can be the first step in a process of counselling or psychotherapy or the springboard for a discussion group on autism.

  Subjects:
  1902 - ARL
  1332 - AUTISM/ASD
  1516 - SELF-ACCEPTANCE
  1517 - SELF-CONFIDENCE
  1514 - SELF-ESTEEM
  1519 - SELF-PERCEPTION
  1024 - SPECIAL EDUCATION
  1465 - SPECIAL NEEDS STUDENTS/PERSONS