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Understanding How Asperger Children and Adolescents Think and Learn


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Preface. Part One: Understanding Asperger thinking and communication. 1. Introduction to considering Asperger perspectives. 2. Learning who the child is. 3. The Asperger mind. 4. t Learning the child's perspective. 5. Pragmatic communications and the Asperger mind. Part Two: Addressing and supporting life and learning during school years. 6. An introduction to addressing specific issues. 7. Behaviour. 8. Academics, schoolwork, and the Asperger mind. 9. The education team. 10. Lessons learned from and with Asperger children. 11. Afterward...what lies ahead. Appendix 1. Instructional assistance for an AS child: Discovering the child's perspective. Appendix 2. Educating peers about an Asperger child. Appendix 3. An observation at a specialized school for Asperger students. Index.

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Paula Jacobsen, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, is a psychotherapist in private practice in Los Gatos, California. She has had thirty-eight years of experience as a child psychotherapist, and she provides supervision as an Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor in the Child Psychiatry Division at Stanford University. She has taught continuing-education courses for child psychiatrists, psychologists, clinical social workers, and other psychotherapists, and has provided in-service training and consultation to educators. These have predominantly focused on Asperger Syndrome. Paula Jacobsen is also the author of Asperger Syndrome and Psychotherapy: Understanding Asperger Perspectives, published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

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