How to Teach Life Skills to Kids with Autism or Asperger's

ISBN13 : 9781935274131

Author(s) : Jennifer McIlwee Myers

Publisher : Future Horizons, 2010

SKU : 5167BK

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In the real world, people on the autism spectrum need the same kinds of day-to-day skills everyone else needs to be functional.

No matter how high-functioning children with autism or Asperger's may be or may become, they function better as adults if they've had the chance to learn basic skills, from being on time to good personal hygiene. Unfortunately, many reach adulthood without these skills.

Jennifer Mcllwee Myers, co-author of the bestselling Asperger's and Girls and sister to a brother with autism can show you how to:

  • Create opportunities for children to learn in natural settings and situations
  • Teach vital skills such as everyday domestic tasks, choosing appropriate attire, and being polite
  • Help individuals on the spectrum develop good habits that will help them be more fit and healthy
  • Improve time management skills such as punctuality and task-switching

From basic skills such as domestic chores, dressing for success, and being polite, to abstract concepts like time management and task-switching, Jennifer's straightforward and humorous delivery will keep caregivers turning the page for the next creative solution.

Jennifer McIlwee Myers is the co-author of the award-winning book Asperger's and Girls, and has a brother with autism.

Jennifer herself was diagnosed with Asperger's in 2002, and has taught herself many unique, innovative ways to navigate the world of "normal" people over her lifetime. Jennifer has recently earned a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science.