Paperback: £14.99 / $21.95
2011, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp
ISBN: 978-1-84905-853-7, BIC 2: JNSG2 JM
Encouraging people on the autism spectrum to foster positive emotions and character traits can dramatically improve their lives in every way, and help to strengthen their ability to cope with everyday challenges and setbacks.
Drawing on the key concepts of positive psychology, this book looks in detail at five positive character traits - resilience, optimism, humor, kindness, and self-efficacy - and offers tried and tested strategies for bolstering each strength in individuals with ASD. The authors provide rich and varied lesson plans which contain a multitude of activities designed to build on the five areas identified, and which can be easily implemented at home, at school, or in the community.
This complete "toolkit" provides parents, educators and other professionals with everything they need to know to use positive psychology strategies to support people of all ages and abilities on the autism spectrum.
4 July 2011
This week JKP is excited to be attending the 42nd Autism Society National Conference and Exposition this week in Orlando, Florida. Visit the JKP stand (#301-303) to browse new and popular titles on Autism, Asperger Syndrome and related conditions, and to meet our fabulous authors! Booksigning Schedule: Shana Nichols and Samara Pulver Tetenbaum, authors of Girls Growing...
July 10-13, 2013
David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
with presentations by JKP authors:
Jennifer Cook O'Toole, presenting on 'Relentless Positivity (and a Little Bit of Coffee)'
Karla Helbert, presenting on 'Finding Your Own Way To Grieve: Supporting Those On The Spectrum In Grief and Loss'
Michael McManmon, presenting on 'I'm Ready For College But I Can't Find My Homework'
June Groden, presenting on 'The Importance Of Teaching Resilience'
Carol Gray, presenting on 'Social Stories: Breaking New Ground to Address Life's Most Challenging Topics'
Shana Nichols and Samara Pulver Tetenbaum, presenting on 'Using Cognitive Behavior Therapy To Address Emotional Well-Being In Youth With ASDs'
Don't forget to stop by the JKP booth, #110, to meet with our authors, browse a selection of our new and forthcoming titles and speak with a company representative!
Learning About Friendship: Stories to Support Social Skills Training in Children with Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism
Illustrated by Haitham Al-Ghani