The Asperkid's (Secret) Book of Social Rules: The Handbook of Not-So-Obvious Social Guidelines for Tweens and Teens with Asperger Syndrome

The Asperkid s Secret Book of Social Rules The Handbook of Not So Obvious Social Guidelines for Tweens and Teens with Asperger Syndrome Being a teen or tween isn t easy for anyone but it can be especially tough for Asperkids Jennifer O Toole knows she was one This book is a top secret guide to all of the hidden social rules in life th

  • Title: The Asperkid's (Secret) Book of Social Rules: The Handbook of Not-So-Obvious Social Guidelines for Tweens and Teens with Asperger Syndrome
  • Author: Jennifer Cook O'Toole
  • ISBN: 9781849059152
  • Page: 409
  • Format: Paperback
  • Being a teen or tween isn t easy for anyone but it can be especially tough for Asperkids Jennifer O Toole knows she was one This book is a top secret guide to all of the hidden social rules in life that often seem strange and confusing to young people with Asperger syndrome.The Asperkid s Secret Book of Social Rules offers witty and wise insights into baffling socialBeing a teen or tween isn t easy for anyone but it can be especially tough for Asperkids Jennifer O Toole knows she was one This book is a top secret guide to all of the hidden social rules in life that often seem strange and confusing to young people with Asperger syndrome.The Asperkid s Secret Book of Social Rules offers witty and wise insights into baffling social codes such as making and keeping friends, blending in versus standing out from the crowd, and common conversation pitfalls Chock full of illustrations, logical explanations, and comic strip practice sessions, this is the handbook that every adult Aspie wishes they d had growing up.Ideal for all 10 17 year olds with Asperger syndrome, this book provides inside information on over thirty social rules in bite sized chunks that older children will enjoy, understand, and most importantly use daily to navigate the mysterious world around them.

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    1. Though the title says asperKID, this is useful for aspies of all ages. There are a lot of rules in here that made me go huh so that's why people do that. I never really knew or understood the reasoning behind a lot of these odd little social things that people seem to do.While I don't follow 100% of the rules outlined, I do agree that if I did it would help me navigate the NT world a lot easier. I know if sucked up my sensory issues and shaved my legs and wore makeup for example, I woul be more [...]

    2. As a parent of a child with ASD who is nearing teenage years I have read quite a few Asperger-themed books both non-fiction and fiction. Up until now the supreme bible/support has been Tony Attwood's The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome but if your child is approaching adolescence this is the ideal book for parent and child to share.Life for my son and other Aspies is like being thrust into a foreign land with no knowledge of the local dialect/customs or culture - something which would frea [...]

    3. Ever wish some kids just came with a manual? Well, here you go. Whether you have an Asperkid, teach Asperkids, or are an Asperkid, this is a must read. It gives common-sense (common to NT's, that's neuro-typical) guidelines for behaviors and interactions in the socially complex world. Some of the tips just didn't occur to me. Ie, you have to tell an Asperkid how close is too close. They don't have the comfort zone issues I have. Because they often don't perceive the emotional side of a situation [...]

    4. This book looked promising, and I think it has some good advice, but it also had a lot of advice that struck me as very disturbing, such as that "authority figures" have automatically "earned your trust" by being authority figures. The author's chapter on dating is also terrifyingly heteronormative, and explicitly recommends traditional "chivalry," including examples such as a rule that men should always walk on the street side of the sidewalk, and claims that all women prefer men who behave thi [...]

    5. O’Toole, Jennifer C. (2012). The Asperkid’s (secret) book of social rules. Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley Limited. Type of Reference- HandbookContent/Scope- Begins with a list of 125 ‘need to knows’. Ranges from making friends and social rules to hygiene and social space. Also lists helpful websites and books. Accuracy/Authority/Bias- The author worked as both a social worker and a teacher in special education and mainstream education. She has won awards in her work with Asperger Syndrom [...]

    6. I should probably give this book a higher rating - it's thoughtful, insightful and well written. I think my feeling about the book is more my own knee-jerk reaction to the reality that the rest of the world is operating on a very different set of rules from me, and I kinda deeply resent that. Universe? Are you listening? I'm not well pleased!In fairness, Jennifer Cook O'Toole has written a really useful book that sheds light on a lot of mysteries about the way social conventions work for the maj [...]

    7. None of my children have Aspergers but my oldest has some learning differences so we read this together. Some if this may be obvious to most of us but I know plenty of adults who still don't get these rules. Wonderful book for all tweens

    8. Glancing through this will make you wonder how any of us get along in the social world. Humans are hard, man.

    9. I bought this for Matthew. He read it 3 times the day he got it. He said he loved that it was written by someone on the spectrum who "talks like I do." He keeps it nearby. High praise from him for something that doesn't involve video games!

    10. I read this slow on purpose. Its not a fiction book so it needs to be studied and reviewed after each chapter. That's what I did. I think this is by far the best book about Asperger's Syndrome. This is written for the Aspie person, but a non-Aspies, (or NTs- Neuro Typicals) can read it and get some clues as to what an Aspie is going through. It is written for tweens and teens but it doesn't matter how old you are when diagnosed this is a good first book.Since no book is ever written that fits an [...]

    11. Lots of useful info for any age, though the chatty style (which wasn't aimed at me) was a little wearing, and almost an obstacle to starting the book. Lately I've been thinking I jumped to some incorrect assumptions when trying to imitate human social interactions, and here are some of them spelled out. Plus more that never occurred to me. Not quite a Missing Manual but a big help. If you look at it and think "but that's just common sense," you're even less the intended audience.Suspended (overd [...]

    12. So far, no social skills book is the encyclopedia that I wish for. I always hope that stuff could be like this one article on flirting I read a long time, where researchers counted the number of eyebrow raises in a bar.This book is actually pretty awesome though. It discusses 7 levels of friendship closeness, and has a couple hundred social rules, 30 or 40 which are discussed in depth.

    13. My child is only 9, so he isn't quite ready for this book, and it clearly is written for the child, not the parent of a child with Asperger's. I enjoyed reading it and took a few notes, but as I said, this is definitely a great book for a tween/teen with AS.

    14. I thought that this was a very good instructional book on social rules for aspies and people on the spectrum. I am a little beyond its target age group (it's mostly directed at teens and tweens) but the advice is pretty solid nonetheless. I wish that I had read it when I was younger.

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