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

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Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2004 - Family & Relationships - 271 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
Developing Your Plan
38
Some Family Models
77
Unit Studies
97
Where Academics Meets Asperger
108
Making Your Own Learning Tools
161
The Computer
171
Older Students
180
What Else Do I Need to Know?
208
Final Thoughts
226
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About the author (2004)

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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