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Can I Tell You About Asperger Syndrome?: A Guide for Friends by Jude Welton

By Jude Welton

Meet Adam a tender boy with AS. Adam invitations younger readers to profit approximately AS from his point of view.

In this publication, Adam is helping teenagers comprehend the problems confronted by means of a toddler with AS; he tells them what AS is, what it appears like to have AS and the way they could support youngsters with AS via knowing their adjustments and appreciating their many skills. This ebook is perfect for girls and boys among 7 and 15 years previous and likewise serves as an outstanding place to begin for relations and lecture room discussions.

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Please don’t speak too quickly. If you do, I can’t always take in everything you say. · Please take time to explain the rules of games. · I might need help to take turns. Let me know if I have to wait my turn, but please try to be patient. · Try not to get cross if I misunderstand you. · I don’t always realize if I’ve said or done something upsetting or a bit silly. So you may have to tell me if I’ve upset you. · Please remember that I usually take things literally. I might not understand metaphors, jokes or sarcasm.

Sometimes, though, I may need to be on my own for a bit. Lunch times are also difficult, mainly because of the noise. ” REDUCING STRESS “There are some simple things that can make a big difference in helping me to feel less stressed and more able to cope in school. For example: · Please give me a timetable so that I can keep track of what’s happening and when in the school day. I feel stressed and worried otherwise. I can’t usually remember just by being told. I need to see it. When I was younger I had a visual timetable with icons, but now that I’m older, a written timetable works well for me.

It’s not an illness. It’s a type of autism, which is a condition that affects the way the brain processes information. Having this type of autism means my brain is very good at processing some sorts of information, such as facts and figures, but has difficulty processing the sort of information that helps make sense of what other people are thinking, feeling and communicating. Both boys and girls can have AS, but it affects more boys than girls. No one knows exactly why people have AS. It’s something some people are born with, but it isn’t usually noticed until they are a bit older.

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