By Peter Vermeulen
This workbook is designed for a kid toqwork throught with an grownup - mother or father, instructor or specialist. it truly is divided into components. The firstis a theoretical creation and is the reason tips on how to tell young children that they have got autism or Asperger Syndrome and the way to take advantage of the worksheets with teams or members. the second one half contains a chain of worksheets which the kid works via with an grownup to create a private publication approximately him or herself. It contains a sequence of routines that current autism certainly. They strike a stability among normal proof, information regarding autism and private info, masking the strengths an autistic individual could have in addition to the problems they face.
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Additional info for I am Special: Introducing Children and Young People to their Autistic Spectrum Disorder
It is meant to be taken home to have it filled in by their parents, teacher, mentor, siblings, etc. For some of the participants, it will be necessary to make a list of all the people who should be asked to contribute. This avoids the problem of having to choose as well as the risk of them asking just anybody, even complete strangers, to fill something in on this sheet. This is a very rewarding worksheet for the person with autism, certainly when he or she has low self-esteem. My not so strong points For some people, this can be very confronting.
Intelligent people with autism sometimes overestimate the impact and importance of certain types of intelligence. The concept of ‘common sense’ requires extra explanation, and it is certainly necessary to check whether the participant sufficiently understands it. It is recommended it is explained that common sense cannot be measured. We need our body This worksheet forms the transition to the section on the concepts of ‘illness’, ‘disorder’ and ‘disability’.
That of a house. The assistant could draw a picture of a house and thereby visualise the structure of I am Special. It can be explained further that the sessions on the body, inside and outside, and other disabilities, are the necessary foundations on which to build the knowledge about autism. Another image that could appeal to people with autism is that of the alphabet. The assistant can tell them that the first sessions are the letters with which they will be able to read, write, and understand the story of autism.