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By Genevieve Edmonds, E. Veronica Bliss

A Self-Determined destiny with Asperger Syndrome offers an empowering, useful method of supporting individuals with Asperger Syndrome (AS) to be successful at school, at paintings, at domestic and in lifestyles.

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

Drawing on either their own event and information of counseling, the authors use anecdotes and tales to teach how individuals with AS cope in day by day occasions. additionally they illustrate how powerful communique and knowing of a person's wishes and ambitions are key to bettering way of life for individuals with AS. the ultimate component to the publication contains useful worksheets and assets to aid individuals with AS to acknowledge their achievements and paintings in the direction of their pursuits.

This e-book may be of curiosity to those that are stricken by AS, their households and the folk who paintings with them.

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In contrast, it can cause difficulties for a problem focused therapist to have a client who continues to talk about their own interests, because it prevents the therapist from getting on with having a fuller discussion about the problems and about what they think the client needs to do next to solve the problems. In SF work with people, it seems to be quite an unexpected treat to be encouraged to talk about a special interest rather than being asked to talk about the problems. Moreover, not only are people getting to talk about things they like, they are also being listened to by someone who is noticing quite nice things about them as they talk.

The worker’s attention to language use would be important to highlight this difference to him. Solution Focused Approaches: Philosophy and Techniques / 45 Vicky has used some visual aids to help some clients, and the concepts can be varied a little bit in an effort to make the idea of scales more accessible to those who have difficulty with the numerical ratings. For example, use a little square to represent ‘a little happy’ and a big square to represent ‘a lot happy – like when getting presents on your birthday’, and ask the person to point to which square seems to fit with their mood at the time.

How do you remember all that? … Um… I don’t know… I just do. It’s because I am interested in it I guess… V: So if you are interested in something, you have a pretty good memory for the detail of it? M: Yeah…I’d say so… I guess that’s right. V: And it sounds like you would rather work with facts than with approximations or guesses…? M: Definitely. Yes, I like to know things. I don’t understand the point of reading stories that are not true. I like things that are true. 32 / A Self-Determined Future with Asperger Syndrome V: So you have a good memory for things you are interested in, you like things to be simple and predictable, you like knowing how things really are – you want people to tell you the truth.

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