Homeschooling the Child with Asperger Syndrome: Real Help for Parents Anywhere and On Any Budget

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Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Feb 15, 2004 - Psychology - 272 pages
Packed with inspiring ideas and tips that can be used with any curriculum and on any budget, Homeschooling the Child with Asperger Syndrome explains how to design a varied study programme built around the child's own interests, making use of simple material as well as computers and on-line resources. Parents planning to homeschool their child with Asperger Syndrome will appreciate Lise Pyles' encouraging and practical advice, including step-by-step instructions on how to assess and improve body language and social skills, accommodating the child's need for ritual or perfectionist tendencies, and how to develop handwriting and coordination skills.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
7
Preface
9
1 Should You Homeschool Your Child with Asperger Syndrome?
11
2 Developing Your Plan
38
3 Some Family Models
77
4 Unit Studies
97
5 Where Academics Meets Asperger
108
6 Making Your Own Learning Tools
161
Asperger Resources
232
Homeschool Resources
236
Social Skills
240
Facial Expressions
242
Idioms
243
Sample High School Transcript US
245
Books Software DVDs Ganes Toys
249
Finances of Homeschooling
260

7 The Computer
171
8 Older Students
180
9 What Else Do I Need to Know?
208
10 Final Thoughts
226
Bibliography
263
Index
265
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Lise Pyles lives with her family in Aurora, Colorado and is the mother of a son with Asperger Syndrome who, homeschooled for several years, is now at university. A freelance writer, she is the author of Hitchhiking through Asperger Syndrome: How to Help Your Child When No One Else Will, also published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers. Her family's journey has encompassed living on three continents and following many paths including therapy, diet, medication and several schooling options.

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