1st Edition

Take Control of Asperger's Syndrome The Official Strategy Guide for Teens With Asperger's Syndrome and Nonverbal Learning Disorder

By Janet Price, Jennifer Engel Fisher Copyright 2010
    184 Pages
    by Prufrock Press

    A gifted education Legacy Award winner, Take Control of Asperger's Syndrome: The Official Strategy Guide for Teens With Asperger's Syndrome and Nonverbal Learning Disorder is a unique handbook for kids and teens on living successful lives with these disorders by taking control of their strengths to overcome their weaknesses.

    Drawing on their experiences as parents and teachers of students with Asperger's syndrome (AS) and Nonverbal Learning Disorder (NLD), the authors provide tips on understanding the disorders, living with the symptoms, succeeding in school, completing homework, talking to others about strengths and needs, making friends and socializing, and using technology to connect with other kids and teens with these disorders.

    By interviewing dozens of kids and teens who live with AS and NLD, the authors include ideas, information, and advice for students, by students just like them. This handy guidebook is sure to help any child or teen with AS or NLD navigate life's challenges with successful outcomes.

    Named one of the Pennsylvania State Librarians Assoication's Young Adult Top Forty nonfiction books of 2010.

    Ages 10-16

    Acknowledgments Foreword Introduction Chapter 1 What Are Asperger’s Syndrome and Nonverbal Learning Disorder? Chapter 2 How Does Having AS or NLD Affect Me, and How Can the Strategies in This Book Help? Chapter 3 Self-Advocacy: What Is It and How Can I Practice It? Chapter 4 How Can Technology Help Me? Chapter 5 Tips for Homework Success Chapter 6 Tips for Classroom Success Chapter 7 How Important Are Appearance and Good Hygiene? Chapter 8 Understanding Friendship—What’s It All About? Chapter 9 Putting It Into Practice: Where Do I Meet New Friends? Chapter 10 Mission Log Resources References Bibliography About the Authors


    Janet Price is the Regional Director for Community Education and Transition at College Living Experience (CLE), a program that provides wrap-around supports and services for college students with autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, learning disabilities, and other exceptionalities, in the areas of academics, career development, social skills and independent living skills.

    Jennifer Engel Fisher is the Assistant Director of Weinfeld Education Group. She earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and her master's degree in Special Education from Johns Hopkins University. Jennifer taught for 6 years in Howard County, MD, working both as a special education inclusion teacher and self-contained teacher serving a variety of populations including persons with ADHD, learning disabilities, Asperger's syndrome, and students with emotional disabilities. Jennifer worked for 2 years at a private school in Washington, DC, as a learning specialist consulting with teachers to support students with a wide variety of special needs. She serves as an advocate for students in elementary through high school. One of Jennifer's specialties is organizational coaching for students, especially those with executive functioning difficulties. She also consults with schools, providing them with methods of meeting the needs of their student populations by providing them with training on effective instructional strategies and methodologies.

    Jennifer is a contributing author to School Success for Kids With ADHD. She is the coauthor of Take Control of Asperger's Syndrome: The Official Strategy Guide for Teens With Asperger's Syndrome and Nonverbal Learning Disorders and Take Control of Dyslexia and Other Reading Difficulties. All three books are with Prufrock Press. Jennifer lives with her husband and two children outside Washington, DC.

    Named to the A-List, Today's Books Daily Book Register,Today's Books, 3/10/10
    Overall, it is an interesting read and good tool for those who need it. Although it is geared to the teens themselves, parents and educators will also find the information helpful.,Karen Jensen,Voice of Youth Advocates, 11/30/10