A Self-Determined Future with Asperger Syndrome by Genevieve Edmonds, E. Veronica Bliss

By Genevieve Edmonds, E. Veronica Bliss

A Self-Determined destiny with Asperger Syndrome provides an empowering, functional method of aiding individuals with Asperger Syndrome (AS) to be triumphant at school, at paintings, at domestic and in lifestyles.

The authors spotlight how treating AS as a 'problem' is unproductive, and suggest an answer centred procedure which acknowledges and makes use of the strengths of individuals with AS to foster mutual admire and understanding.

Drawing on either their own adventure and data of counseling, the authors use anecdotes and tales to teach how individuals with AS cope in day by day occasions. additionally they illustrate how potent conversation and knowing of a person's wishes and pursuits are key to bettering way of life for individuals with AS. the ultimate component to the e-book includes sensible worksheets and assets to aid individuals with AS to acknowledge their achievements and paintings in the direction of their targets.

This publication might be of curiosity to those that are stricken by AS, their households and the folks who paintings with them.

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This happened when she got a flat instead of living on the street. Her ‘mates’ knew her from when she lived on the street, and she said that them stealing from her was not a problem for her, because it was just the way things were on the street. She said that when she was homeless she did the same thing. Vicky as the worker wanted to help her not be stolen from, when all along the client was not worried at all about this state of affairs. Empty-headed and curious A solution focused worker is curious about the person’s preferred future; that is, what would an ordinary day without the problems be like?

In this sense, the therapist does not have to have extensive knowledge of the various schools of thought, such as CBT, psychoanalysis, applied behaviour analysis, or similar. What they need in place of this theoretical knowledge is a genuine belief that the person with AS already has strengths and skills, knows where they want to get to, and that these two things can be effectively matched up. Instead of already knowing how to fix things, the worker will be skilled at helping the person imagine the future they want, plus noticing the details of what will be different when that future is attained.

V: Huh. So you ask them not to pick on you and they say they are not picking on you? M: Yes. That makes me so mad. They pick on everything. V: What’s the last thing they picked on you about? Solution Focused Approaches: Philosophy and Techniques / 43 M: Well…this morning…Mum told me I should have eaten something else for breakfast…fruit or something…cereal wasn’t enough. She thinks I am stupid…that I don’t know when I’ve had enough to eat… V: Oh, I see. Mum picks on you when she is worried that you haven’t had enough to eat?

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