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The Social and Life Skills MeNu

The Social and Life Skills MeNu

Karra Barber


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During adolescence social development and social status among peers is of crucial importance. For teenagers with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) social interaction does not come naturally and often needs to be carefully learned. This workbook provides guided strategies to help those with ASD engage and connect with other people at home, school, work, at social gatherings and in the community.

Using a restaurant menu as a template, The Social and Life Skills MeNu guides readers through each step of a conversation with starter statements to initiate conversation, main course topics to convey the purpose of the interaction, and treats that bring the exchange to a close. Packed with questionnaires, discussion logs and hypothetical social scenarios, this workbook encourages students to think through their responses and consider the consequences of what they say and how others might react. By practicing these easy techniques students can improve self-awareness, increase self-confidence and build on their daily life skills.

This book will be a life-changing tool for all teenagers and young adults with social cognitive disorders, as well as their parents and the teachers and other professionals who work with them.

This is an excellent practical workbook using an ingenious, informative and entertaining format.
Tony Attwood, author of Asperger's Syndrome and The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome
It is a large text format with A4 size paper making it very easy to read and assimilate... Overall this is a useful addition to the other workbooks already available in this area... So for those parents wishing to take the plunge and to start their own small group, this book is worth adding to your collection at the research phase. It is also to be recommended for any therapists and schools who educate and support those on the spectrum.
AS Teens
Karra Barber is a full-time mother and advocate for her teenage son who has Asperger's Syndrome. She is the founder and facilitator of a well-established support group for parents of children and teens on the autism spectrum. She is the author of Living Your Best Life with Asperger's Syndrome and is a regular contributor to many autism magazines. Karra Barber resides in Northern California.
An informative and well-designed workbook for teens with Asperger's Syndrome. By combining her personal experience and knowledge of Asperger's, Karra has developed practical and innovative strategies for ASD adolescents to enhance social interactions, while practicing daily life skills. The Social and Life Skills MeNu is an excellent resource. A must-have for parents and professionals.
Joey Travolta, Creative Director of Inclusion Films, film-making workshops for adults with developmental disabilities, California