Filled with personal, first-hand accounts, anecdotes, and stories, this book gives an intimate view of what it is like to have Asperger syndrome. Author Jennifer O’Toole, herself an “Aspie” and mother of three “Asperkids”, tells a compelling story of her experiences and offers ways to educate, guide, and care for Aspie kids.
O’Toole shares many original methods for engaging children with Asperger syndrome. She enthusiastically supports the Montessori approach, especially the prepared environment and the exercises of practical life, as an effective way to reach and teach children with Asperger syndrome.
With special emphasis on global, interconnected learning and ways to follow the special interests of an Aspie to encourage growth, this book is a great introduction to how to connect with, be sensitive to, and teach children (people) with Asperger syndrome in the classroom and at home. Winner of the Temple Grandin Award. Paperback, 192 pages.