I Have No Social Skills


36 Year Old Virgin due to Severe Social Anxiety Expresses His Feelings and Anger


The Road


The Road


$3.27


NATIONAL BESTSELLERPULITZER PRIZE WINNER National Book Critic’s Circle Award FinalistA New York Times Notable BookOne of the Best Books of the YearThe Boston Globe, The Christian Science Monitor, The Denver Post, The Kansas City Star, Los Angeles Times, New York, People, Rocky Mountain News, Time, The Village Voice, The Washington PostThe searing, postapocalyptic novel destined to become Cormac Mc…

How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character


How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character


$5.16


“Drop the flashcards—grit, character, and curiosity matter even more than cognitive skills. A persuasive wake-up call.”—People Why do some children succeed while others fail? The story we usually tell about childhood and success is the one about intelligence: success comes to those who score highest on tests, from preschool admissions to SATs. But in How Children Succeed, Paul Tough ar…

A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future


A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future


$4.65


The future belongs to a different kind of person with a different kind of mind: artists, inventors, storytellers-creative and holistic “right-brain” thinkers whose abilities mark the fault line between who gets ahead and who doesn’t. Drawing on research from around the world, Pink (author of To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Motivating Others) outlines the six fundamentally human …







Thomas And Friends Wooden Railway - Thomas the Tank Engine


Thomas And Friends Wooden Railway – Thomas the Tank Engine


$11.75


Thomas And Friends Wooden Railway – Thomas the Tank Engine…







Mad Catz Rock  Band 3 PRO-Guitar Bundle ? Includes: Red Hot Chili Peppers Bonus Tracks, Full  Game, and Fender Mustang PRO-Guitar Controller for Xbox 360


Mad Catz Rock Band 3 PRO-Guitar Bundle ? Includes: Red Hot Chili Peppers Bonus Tracks, Full Game, and Fender Mustang PRO-Guitar Controller for Xbox 360


$69.99


Includes new 5pack DLC Red Hot Chili Peppers music…

Mad Catz Rock Band 3 Guitar Bundle - Red Hot Chili Peppers Bonus Tracks, Full Game, and Fender Stratocaster Guitar Controller for Xbox 360


Mad Catz Rock Band 3 Guitar Bundle – Red Hot Chili Peppers Bonus Tracks, Full Game, and Fender Stratocaster Guitar Controller for Xbox 360


$49.99


Rock Band 3 is the next generation of the ultimate social and interactive music gaming platform developed by the category’s leading pioneers, Harmonix Music Systems. Featuring innovative game modes and instruments, Rock Band 3 will change the way fans think about and play music games. Bonus! Includes 5 pack DLC of Red Hot Chili Peppers music! Break free from cables and add another guitar to your b…

Relationship Skills in Social Work


Relationship Skills in Social Work


$35.63


This book considers the place of relationships in current practice and explores the ways in which social workers can use relationship skills to achieve the best possible outcomes for their clients. The book also offers a unique discussion of the social worker’s relationship with him or herself, arguing that self-awareness is as essential to good practice as an emotional understanding of the other. In doing so, the book promotes a new model for relationship-based social work, which emphasizes the importance of both the inter- and intrapersonal. Using reflective exercises and case studies, the book encourages students to relate the tools they have learnt to practice scenarios from the real world, and is essential reading for all qualifying social work students.

Social Behavior and Skills in Children


Social Behavior and Skills in Children


$160.57


That children are capable of pathologya "not only such conditions as ADHD and learning disabilities, but also such "adult" disorders as anxiety and depressiona "stands as a defining moment in psychologya (TM)s recent history. Within this recognition is the understanding that the social skills deficits that accompany these disorders must be targeted for assessment and treatment to ensure optimal functioning in school, with peers, and in later transitions to puberty and adulthood. Social Behavior and Skills in Children cuts across disciplinary lines to clarify the scope of assessment options and interventions for a wide range of disorders. A panel of leading scholars reviews current research, discusses social deficits unique to specific disorders, and identifies evidence-based best practices in one authoritative, approachable reference. This volume: Discusses theoretical models of social skills as they relate to assessment and treatment. Analyzes the etiology of social behavior problems in children and the relation between these problems and psychopathology. Reviews 48 norm-referenced measures of social skills in children. Examines the range of evidence-based social skills interventions. Addresses challenging behaviors, such as aggression and self-injury. Focuses on specific conditions, including developmental disabilities, conduct disorders, ADHD, chronic medical illness, depression, anxiety, and severe psychopathology. Social Behavior and Skills in Children is an essential reference for university libraries as well as a must-have volume for researchers, graduate students, and clinicians in child, and school psychology, special education, and other related fields.

May I Please? (Little World Social Skills)


May I Please? (Little World Social Skills)


$6.99


Being polite, having good manners, and showing kindness to others is the topic of this book. It gives examples of different situations and circumstances where politeness is important.

The Social Work Skills Workbook [With Infotrac]


The Social Work Skills Workbook [With Infotrac]


$3.95


Using this experiential workbook, readers can practice all the steps important to social work practice. The author includes case examples and situations that clearly illustrate the essential skills of social work practice. As readers work their way through the book’s summaries and skill-building exercises, they’ll have had numerous opportunities to get involved in actual hands-on practice.

Performance Coaching Skills for Social Work


Performance Coaching Skills for Social Work


$80.19


Within health and social care settings, high levels of sustained performance from individuals, teams, organisations and multi-agency collaborations are required. In order to achieve this, both management and leadership have to take a clear and defined role. This book looks at the ‘how to’ of performance coaching – from establishing objectives, determining frameworks, processes and systems, to monitoring and taking corrective action as necessary. Coaching in its various forms offers a means by which those involved in public service can be supported and challenged to perform.

Communication Skills for Health and Social Care


Communication Skills for Health and Social Care


$181.25


Communication Skills for Health and Social Care acts as an accessible introduction to the wide range of communication skills needed for contemporary health and social care practice. Presented in a unique dictionary format that is easily navigated, the book is an ideal resource for students and trainees, as well as busy practitioners. Author Bernard Moss begins the book with a comprehensive introduction outlining the place that communication skills have in health and social care practice and education. The format of each entry provides an overview to the topic as well as interactive exercises that help develop the readers’ knowledge, awareness, and skills levels.

Social Skills


Social Skills


$146.25


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Clinical Skills: The Essence of Caring


Clinical Skills: The Essence of Caring


$46.25


""An excellent foundation text for first year pre-registration nurses. The accompanying DVD encourages application of the theory and helps consolidate learning." Janine Lee, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK" ""This book provides an excellent alternative to other Clinical Skills books. The most obvious and most useful difference is the addition of a CD Rom. The book itself is clearly laid out from the beginning, with the table of contents detailing all the essential areas of nursing that are often forgotten. It is often assumed that nursing students already know the basics so the inclusion of how to bed bath a patient or how to feed a patient was welcomed. While primarily aimed at those following the common foundation program (1st year) it has also been of great use to myself during my 3rd year." Jackie Sheridan, Student Nurse, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK" ""I found this book useful for a backup from clinical skills sessions to refresh my mind. It uses simple easy understandable language with key ideas highlighted and uses pictures and diagrams where necessary. I found the cd-rom invaluable as it uses step to step guides of skills used and although we all learn them in skills sessions we sometimes forget the gold standard way as we learn to cut corners. It is easy to use and well designed … It covers all branches of nursing with case studies to back up understanding and provide real-life examples of using skills in practice." Becky Gray, Student Nurse, University of Worcester, UK" ""I was very impressed by this textbook. It reads very well, is easy to follow and is suitable for students within the common foundation programme. Allowing these students to see alternative aspects of other branches which they may not have seen within practice is valuable and the DVD material naturally adds to the learning and helps to show theory within practice." Conleth Kelly, Lecturer in The Faculty of Health and Social Care, The University of Chester, UK" ""This is an impressively comprehensive guide to clinical skills drawing from the expertise and real life experiences of a variety of contributors with health and social care backgrounds … The edge to the book that I feel raises it above other clinical skills guides, is the free interactive DVD. Designed to be used at certain points during the reading of the book, it provides the reader/viewer with extensive further reading and resources … Additionally, and perhaps most usefully, it provides the student with video clips of the clinical skills being performed, which show how the best evidence based methods can easily be applied in practice." Daniel Gill, Student Nurse, University of Salford, UK" "Clinical Skills: The Essence of Caring" is an innovative new textbook and integrated Media Tool package which makes teaching and learning nursing interactive Based on



 101 Tips on How to Be a Bouncer: Techniques to Handle Situations Without Violence


101 Tips on How to Be a Bouncer: Techniques to Handle Situations Without Violence


$5.49


“This is a fabulous Book.I wish I’d had it twenty years ago. How much hassle I could have avoided.The words are informed, empirical and in places profound.This is the ‘door’ bible for a new age.Highly recommended.”Geoff Thompson – Author of Dead or Alive: The Choice is Yours and veteran ex-Door Man”Darren’s book is a must read for anyone either working the doors or considering working the doors. It shows quite clearly that using violence need not be an option in almost every single violent or aggressive situation; there is, instead, a wealth of other techniques and options available to the street-wise doorman, or woman. If you want to survive in the industry, and go home happy after work each and every night, then don’t work the doors without reading this little book.”Robin Barratt, author, writer and former old-school doormanSo you’re a black belt, bodybuilder and think you have all the skills it takes to be a bouncer, huh?Well you may make a great ‘bouncer’, but if you want to become a professional ‘crowd controller’ who can handle situations effortlessly and with as little violence as possible then you are intelligent enough to recognize the importance of mastering the techniques in this book.With the nightlife industry becoming so heavily regulated and more and more venues taking a hard line on their ‘no hit’ policies, the nightlife security industry has dramatically changed since the old days of gorilla bouncers throwing people into trash bins, and therefore by necessity new skills have evolved.The author has over a decade of experience in the security industry and set out on a quest to codify the most workable techniques in nightlife security and educate others on their use to handle situations effectively, but with as little violence as possible. The author credits his background as a lawyer with many grueling years of experience in dispute resolution as his influence for many of the techniques outlined in this book which require a subtle, yet highly effectiv

 A Bad Seed


A Bad Seed


$9.99


My mother came from a large family, and she loved to tell me about all the things she got into with her brothers and sisters. When she began to lose her short-term memory, she could still recall in vivid detail all of the stories she had told me as I was growing up. She knew that I enjoyed writing, and she asked me if I would like to come stay with her once and write down all the things she could remember. What a priceless gift! This collection of short stories was inspired by her insight and sense of humor. I also drew inspiration from observations I made as a child and, later, as an adult living in rural areas throughout the South and Midwest. The stories in my collection deal with the struggles and triumphs of people from other periods of time, some far in the past, others close enough that we baby-boomers can remember. And yet, regardless of how far separated we are from these times, we still share the same emotions. Most of us can relate to one or more of these: the contrition in the heart of the young teacher who punished her student too severely in A Bad Seed, the anguish of the soldier who made a frightening and controversial decision in Grandpa Kelly Never Played Soldier; the agony of a young man over the abortion of his child in A Matter of Life or the decision of a middle-aged single woman to give hers up for adoption in Presented In Honor; the difficulty of dealing with grief in Pretendin’ Dont Make It So and Cleaning Mamas Grave; the devastation of a no-win situation in Mollies Victory; and the sometimes sensitive, sometimes hilarious insecurities of childhood in Emma’s Turn, Raising Up Jesus, and A Cultural Experience. The way of life depicted here has mostly disappeared. Even very isolated areas have access to satellite television and the Internet these days. In many ways, this is wonderful. Advances in medical care and psychological counseling can be shared, social skills can be honed, modern entertainment is available anywhere at the to

 A Bad Seed


A Bad Seed


$9.99


My mother came from a large family, and she loved to tell me about all the things she got into with her brothers and sisters. When she began to lose her short-term memory, she could still recall in vivid detail all of the stories she had told me as I was growing up. She knew that I enjoyed writing, and she asked me if I would like to come stay with her once and write down all the things she could remember. What a priceless gift! This collection of short stories was inspired by her insight and sense of humor. I also drew inspiration from observations I made as a child and, later, as an adult living in rural areas throughout the South and Midwest. The stories in my collection deal with the struggles and triumphs of people from other periods of time, some far in the past, others close enough that we baby-boomers can remember. And yet, regardless of how far separated we are from these times, we still share the same emotions. Most of us can relate to one or more of these: the contrition in the heart of the young teacher who punished her student too severely in A Bad Seed, the anguish of the soldier who made a frightening and controversial decision in Grandpa Kelly Never Played Soldier; the agony of a young man over the abortion of his child in A Matter of Life or the decision of a middle-aged single woman to give hers up for adoption in Presented In Honor; the difficulty of dealing with grief in Pretendin’ Dont Make It So and Cleaning Mamas Grave; the devastation of a no-win situation in Mollies Victory; and the sometimes sensitive, sometimes hilarious insecurities of childhood in Emma’s Turn, Raising Up Jesus, and A Cultural Experience. The way of life depicted here has mostly disappeared. Even very isolated areas have access to satellite television and the Internet these days. In many ways, this is wonderful. Advances in medical care and psychological counseling can be shared, social skills can be honed, modern entertainment is available anywhere at the to

 A Bad Seed


A Bad Seed


$9.37


My mother came from a large family, and she loved to tell me about all the things she got into with her brothers and sisters. When she began to lose her short-term memory, she could still recall in vivid detail all of the stories she had told me as I was growing up. She knew that I enjoyed writing, and she asked me if I would like to come stay with her once and write down all the things she could remember. What a priceless gift! This collection of short stories was inspired by her insight and sense of humor. I also drew inspiration from observations I made as a child and, later, as an adult living in rural areas throughout the South and Midwest. The stories in my collection deal with the struggles and triumphs of people from other periods of time, some far in the past, others close enough that we baby-boomers can remember. And yet, regardless of how far separated we are from these times, we still share the same emotions. Most of us can relate to one or more of these: the contrition in the heart of the young teacher who punished her student too severely in A Bad Seed, the anguish of the soldier who made a frightening and controversial decision in Grandpa Kelly Never Played Soldier; the agony of a young man over the abortion of his child in A Matter of Life or the decision of a middle-aged single woman to give hers up for adoption in Presented In Honor; the difficulty of dealing with grief in Pretendin’ Dont Make It So and Cleaning Mamas Grave; the devastation of a no-win situation in Mollies Victory; and the sometimes sensitive, sometimes hilarious insecurities of childhood in Emma’s Turn, Raising Up Jesus, and A Cultural Experience. The way of life depicted here has mostly disappeared. Even very isolated areas have access to satellite television and the Internet these days. In many ways, this is wonderful. Advances in medical care and psychological counseling can be shared, social skills can be honed, modern entertainment is available anywhere at the to

 A Change of Career


A Change of Career


$4.95


I was always the good girl, devoting myself to my studies. It got me a Harvard Law degree, and a job with one of New York’s more prestigious law firms. And then one day I realized that I had no life to speak of, had never had one, and wasn’t going to have one for many years to come. With a high student loan, a job which had my nose buried in books for 12 hours a day, and no social life to speak of, I was looking at a dozen years before my career paid out. And that would leave me a middle aged woman who’d never done anything exciting or wild or crazy. And so, inspired by fate, and an unusual client, I began to branch out and learn new skills, and shifted into another career path. This one had a lot more fun, a lot more thrills and excitement, and paid a lot better. The business card might say ‘Legal Consultant’ but my new career was that of a high priced call girl.

 A Change of Career


A Change of Career


$5.39


I was always the good girl, devoting myself to my studies. It got me a Harvard Law degree, and a job with one of New York’s more prestigious law firms. And then one day I realized that I had no life to speak of, had never had one, and wasn’t going to have one for many years to come. With a high student loan, a job which had my nose buried in books for 12 hours a day, and no social life to speak of, I was looking at a dozen years before my career paid out. And that would leave me a middle aged woman who’d never done anything exciting or wild or crazy. And so, inspired by fate, and an unusual client, I began to branch out and learn new skills, and shifted into another career path. This one had a lot more fun, a lot more thrills and excitement, and paid a lot better. The business card might say ‘Legal Consultant’ but my new career was that of a high priced call girl.

 A Make Believe World


A Make Believe World


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As I continued to get older and go through school the social stuff would become more difficult. It seemed like kids were becoming more and more advanced, learning more skills, and leaving me behind. If it had not been for a coping mechanism that I picked up from my special interest that developed from my ability to escape into imagination and create a make believe world, I don’t think I would have made it through school. School was difficult, painful, and emotionally draining. Thankfully I had the trombone to keep me going. As I entered my freshman year I realized that I had no friends. I started band camp that year desperately wanting to make some new acquaintances. I was hoping high school would be a little different than middle school and that maybe it would be easier to develop these friendships that I had longed for. But I would find out that wasn’t the case. By the time Christmas came my freshman year I had been rejected over and over again and just wanted to leave high school. I never really talked to anyone much about the way I was feeling. I held it in because I didn’t think other people would understand and I was afraid they would think I was weird.I found a friend in my trombone. When I signed up for band in the sixth grade I had no idea that I would end up being in band for so long or using it as a possible major in college and becoming a professional. This is something that happened due to my special interest and the make believe world developing in my mind. While other kids were out hanging out on Friday and Saturday nights, I was at home practicing a solo or playing a lick from a piece of music. I wanted to be good at the trombone and I always was motivated to be the best. I wanted to be section leader and I practiced a lot to ensure that was always the case. I think I wanted to be good at band so desperately because I hadn’t felt a lot of accomplishment in other areas of my life. This ability to play music and be the best at it gave me a sense of accom

 A Make Believe World


A Make Believe World


$1.11


As I continued to get older and go through school the social stuff would become more difficult. It seemed like kids were becoming more and more advanced, learning more skills, and leaving me behind. If it had not been for a coping mechanism that I picked up from my special interest that developed from my ability to escape into imagination and create a make believe world, I don’t think I would have made it through school. School was difficult, painful, and emotionally draining. Thankfully I had the trombone to keep me going. As I entered my freshman year I realized that I had no friends. I started band camp that year desperately wanting to make some new acquaintances. I was hoping high school would be a little different than middle school and that maybe it would be easier to develop these friendships that I had longed for. But I would find out that wasn’t the case. By the time Christmas came my freshman year I had been rejected over and over again and just wanted to leave high school. I never really talked to anyone much about the way I was feeling. I held it in because I didn’t think other people would understand and I was afraid they would think I was weird.I found a friend in my trombone. When I signed up for band in the sixth grade I had no idea that I would end up being in band for so long or using it as a possible major in college and becoming a professional. This is something that happened due to my special interest and the make believe world developing in my mind. While other kids were out hanging out on Friday and Saturday nights, I was at home practicing a solo or playing a lick from a piece of music. I wanted to be good at the trombone and I always was motivated to be the best. I wanted to be section leader and I practiced a lot to ensure that was always the case. I think I wanted to be good at band so desperately because I hadn’t felt a lot of accomplishment in other areas of my life. This ability to play music and be the best at it gave me a sense of accom

 A Make Believe World


A Make Believe World


$0.75


As I continued to get older and go through school the social stuff would become more difficult. It seemed like kids were becoming more and more advanced, learning more skills, and leaving me behind. If it had not been for a coping mechanism that I picked up from my special interest that developed from my ability to escape into imagination and create a make believe world, I don’t think I would have made it through school. School was difficult, painful, and emotionally draining. Thankfully I had the trombone to keep me going. As I entered my freshman year I realized that I had no friends. I started band camp that year desperately wanting to make some new acquaintances. I was hoping high school would be a little different than middle school and that maybe it would be easier to develop these friendships that I had longed for. But I would find out that wasn’t the case. By the time Christmas came my freshman year I had been rejected over and over again and just wanted to leave high school. I never really talked to anyone much about the way I was feeling. I held it in because I didn’t think other people would understand and I was afraid they would think I was weird.I found a friend in my trombone. When I signed up for band in the sixth grade I had no idea that I would end up being in band for so long or using it as a possible major in college and becoming a professional. This is something that happened due to my special interest and the make believe world developing in my mind. While other kids were out hanging out on Friday and Saturday nights, I was at home practicing a solo or playing a lick from a piece of music. I wanted to be good at the trombone and I always was motivated to be the best. I wanted to be section leader and I practiced a lot to ensure that was always the case. I think I wanted to be good at band so desperately because I hadn’t felt a lot of accomplishment in other areas of my life. This ability to play music and be the best at it gave me a sense of accom

 Anything You Can Do, I Can Too


Anything You Can Do, I Can Too


$1.11


We’ve all heard of the song “Anything You Can Do, I can do Better.” This is something that I have taken with me own life and adapted it into the way I approach social interaction and things dealing with Asperger’s Syndrome.I believe that all children have the ability to learn, feel, love, and connect with other children. Some will be better at it than others. Some people have made autism out to be this horrible thing and blown it way out of proportion. The truth is, autism is no different than anything else in life. For example, look at two people who play basketball. Let’s compare Michael Jordan to myself in that regard. I played basketball in elementary school and now I shoot hoops for fun every now and then. MJ is a professional and played for the Chicago Bulls. Michael Jordan is the greatest player to ever play in the National Basketball Association. If he and I were to play one on one I would most certainly lose. My conclusion is Michael Jordan is a better basketball player than I am. I’m okay with that. Believe it or not, there are some things that I could be better at than he is. This is no different than comparing a neurotypical child to a child on the autism spectrum. While one might excel and have great social skills, the other might go onto become an engineer or invent something useful to society. While we all alike in some ways, we are also different in many other ways. You have to remember no matter what that we are all unique. We all have something to contribute to this world. That’s the beauty of life. When you put all of us together we have a great variety of people with different likes and interest. If everyone all liked the same thing there wouldn’t be enough of it to go around for all of us. Always remember some people are going to be better at something than you are; but you are also better at something than they are. Have this attitude about life in general, especially about autism. There are many things that you will learn from your child if you ar

 Anything You Can Do, I Can Too


Anything You Can Do, I Can Too


$0.75


We’ve all heard of the song “Anything You Can Do, I can do Better.” This is something that I have taken with me own life and adapted it into the way I approach social interaction and things dealing with Asperger’s Syndrome.I believe that all children have the ability to learn, feel, love, and connect with other children. Some will be better at it than others. Some people have made autism out to be this horrible thing and blown it way out of proportion. The truth is, autism is no different than anything else in life. For example, look at two people who play basketball. Let’s compare Michael Jordan to myself in that regard. I played basketball in elementary school and now I shoot hoops for fun every now and then. MJ is a professional and played for the Chicago Bulls. Michael Jordan is the greatest player to ever play in the National Basketball Association. If he and I were to play one on one I would most certainly lose. My conclusion is Michael Jordan is a better basketball player than I am. I’m okay with that. Believe it or not, there are some things that I could be better at than he is. This is no different than comparing a neurotypical child to a child on the autism spectrum. While one might excel and have great social skills, the other might go onto become an engineer or invent something useful to society. While we all alike in some ways, we are also different in many other ways. You have to remember no matter what that we are all unique. We all have something to contribute to this world. That’s the beauty of life. When you put all of us together we have a great variety of people with different likes and interest. If everyone all liked the same thing there wouldn’t be enough of it to go around for all of us. Always remember some people are going to be better at something than you are; but you are also better at something than they are. Have this attitude about life in general, especially about autism. There are many things that you will learn from your child if you ar

 Anything You Can Do, I Can Too


Anything You Can Do, I Can Too


$0.99


We’ve all heard of the song “Anything You Can Do, I can do Better.” This is something that I have taken with me own life and adapted it into the way I approach social interaction and things dealing with Asperger’s Syndrome.I believe that all children have the ability to learn, feel, love, and connect with other children. Some will be better at it than others. Some people have made autism out to be this horrible thing and blown it way out of proportion. The truth is, autism is no different than anything else in life. For example, look at two people who play basketball. Let’s compare Michael Jordan to myself in that regard. I played basketball in elementary school and now I shoot hoops for fun every now and then. MJ is a professional and played for the Chicago Bulls. Michael Jordan is the greatest player to ever play in the National Basketball Association. If he and I were to play one on one I would most certainly lose. My conclusion is Michael Jordan is a better basketball player than I am. I’m okay with that. Believe it or not, there are some things that I could be better at than he is. This is no different than comparing a neurotypical child to a child on the autism spectrum. While one might excel and have great social skills, the other might go onto become an engineer or invent something useful to society. While we all alike in some ways, we are also different in many other ways. You have to remember no matter what that we are all unique. We all have something to contribute to this world. That’s the beauty of life. When you put all of us together we have a great variety of people with different likes and interest. If everyone all liked the same thing there wouldn’t be enough of it to go around for all of us. Always remember some people are going to be better at something than you are; but you are also better at something than they are. Have this attitude about life in general, especially about autism. There are many things that you will learn from your child if you ar

 Asperger Syndrome and Adolescence: Helping Preteens and Teens Get Ready for the Real World


Asperger Syndrome and Adolescence: Helping Preteens and Teens Get Ready for the Real World


$9.97


Sex. Slang. Slumber parties. The preoccupations of adolescents with Asperger Syndrome are no different than those of other teens, but they can be much more confusing. The lack of social skills and ability to grasp conversational nuances that characterize AS make adolescence the most difficult life stage. aeWhy can I swear in front of my friends, but not in front of the teacher?AE aeWhy do I have to pay attention when IAEm not interested in what my friend is saying?AE aeWhat does it mean to aego outAE with somebody?AE Asperger Syndrome is characterized by a reliance on clear guidelines, and in adolescence the social guidelines become murky and confusing. In “Asperger Syndrome and Adolescence,” child psychologist Teresa Bolick presents strategies for helping the ten to eighteen-year-old achieve happiness and success by maximizing the benefits of AS and minimizing the drawbacks. YouAEll Learn: -How to work with the school to help the AS child learn and succeed. -Strategies for turning common AS traits like preoccupations and routines into positive strengths. -How to help the AS teen learn to manage unforeseen glitches with grace. -The best ways to talk to your teen about friendship, love, romance, and sex. Along the way, youAEll be inspired by success stories of dozens of AS teens. With the help of this book, youAEll learn that it is possible for an adolescent with Asperger Syndrome to achieve unimaginable success.

 Boosting Your Self-Esteem Through Imagination


Boosting Your Self-Esteem Through Imagination


$1.11


The mind can be a powerful tool. This can be both good and bad. We are all familiar with the saying “we can be our own worst enemy” and that is true, but the flip side of that is that we can also be our own best supporter and advocate. I’ve been learning about this in my day to day life. The way that mind processes thoughts is an important part of the development of our self-esteem. Just a few short months ago I was dealing with some depression from all of the negative going on in my life. Some of the thoughts that were going through my head on a daily basis were “girls hate me” “why do they hate me?” “People don’t like me because I have Asperger’s Syndrome.”The negative thoughts were overwhelming and it was becoming more difficult to see the positive side of life. I have dealt with this throughout my life as an adult due to the complications of socialization and making friends. I have had many ups and downs and I kept trying to stay positive. The negative days were still present and were interfering with my ability to do the everyday things that an adult needs to do in life to support himself and be productive. It wasn’t until recently when things began to turn around for me. My life has taken on and expanded in areas that I never thought I’d see myself grow in. My social skills set have improved a lot in the past month or two and I am now a lot more content with life. My thoughts are positive thoughts and there are no negative thoughts. If one occurs I have learned how to quickly defeat that negative thought and turn it into a positive one. I do this by behavioural modification. Just like with any behaviour it’s important to modify it instead of taking it away completely. Taking behaviour away completely can lead to many destructive things occurring. It’s important that when dealing with children we see what the behaviour is, and then come up with a plan to modify or change the behaviour. The same is true for thoughts. We want to avoid all of the negative thoughts th

 Boosting Your Self-Esteem Through Imagination


Boosting Your Self-Esteem Through Imagination


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The mind can be a powerful tool. This can be both good and bad. We are all familiar with the saying “we can be our own worst enemy” and that is true, but the flip side of that is that we can also be our own best supporter and advocate. I’ve been learning about this in my day to day life. The way that mind processes thoughts is an important part of the development of our self-esteem. Just a few short months ago I was dealing with some depression from all of the negative going on in my life. Some of the thoughts that were going through my head on a daily basis were “girls hate me” “why do they hate me?” “People don’t like me because I have Asperger’s Syndrome.”The negative thoughts were overwhelming and it was becoming more difficult to see the positive side of life. I have dealt with this throughout my life as an adult due to the complications of socialization and making friends. I have had many ups and downs and I kept trying to stay positive. The negative days were still present and were interfering with my ability to do the everyday things that an adult needs to do in life to support himself and be productive. It wasn’t until recently when things began to turn around for me. My life has taken on and expanded in areas that I never thought I’d see myself grow in. My social skills set have improved a lot in the past month or two and I am now a lot more content with life. My thoughts are positive thoughts and there are no negative thoughts. If one occurs I have learned how to quickly defeat that negative thought and turn it into a positive one. I do this by behavioural modification. Just like with any behaviour it’s important to modify it instead of taking it away completely. Taking behaviour away completely can lead to many destructive things occurring. It’s important that when dealing with children we see what the behaviour is, and then come up with a plan to modify or change the behaviour. The same is true for thoughts. We want to avoid all of the negative thoughts th

 Boosting Your Self-Esteem Through Imagination


Boosting Your Self-Esteem Through Imagination


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The mind can be a powerful tool. This can be both good and bad. We are all familiar with the saying “we can be our own worst enemy” and that is true, but the flip side of that is that we can also be our own best supporter and advocate. I’ve been learning about this in my day to day life. The way that mind processes thoughts is an important part of the development of our self-esteem. Just a few short months ago I was dealing with some depression from all of the negative going on in my life. Some of the thoughts that were going through my head on a daily basis were “girls hate me” “why do they hate me?” “People don’t like me because I have Asperger’s Syndrome.”The negative thoughts were overwhelming and it was becoming more difficult to see the positive side of life. I have dealt with this throughout my life as an adult due to the complications of socialization and making friends. I have had many ups and downs and I kept trying to stay positive. The negative days were still present and were interfering with my ability to do the everyday things that an adult needs to do in life to support himself and be productive. It wasn’t until recently when things began to turn around for me. My life has taken on and expanded in areas that I never thought I’d see myself grow in. My social skills set have improved a lot in the past month or two and I am now a lot more content with life. My thoughts are positive thoughts and there are no negative thoughts. If one occurs I have learned how to quickly defeat that negative thought and turn it into a positive one. I do this by behavioural modification. Just like with any behaviour it’s important to modify it instead of taking it away completely. Taking behaviour away completely can lead to many destructive things occurring. It’s important that when dealing with children we see what the behaviour is, and then come up with a plan to modify or change the behaviour. The same is true for thoughts. We want to avoid all of the negative thoughts th

 Coaching Myths


Coaching Myths


$20.85


Unlike the generations of coaches that have gone before them, today’s coaches are expected not only to teach motor skills to young athletes but to do so in an environment that is conducive to the ethical, emotional, social and physical well-being of each one of them. Each of the 15 chapters of this book presents, and then systematically debunks, the most pervasive, persistent and potentially harmful myths in coaching, including such chestnuts as “play by my rules,” “winning is the ultimate goal” and “there’s no I in ‘team.’” Although the information in every chapter is based on current scientific evidence (and there are numerous source notes), each is written in the everyday language of coaches and covers topics that are of particular interest to coaches, parents, athletic administrators, recreation programming specialists-and even the occasional fan.

 Coaching Myths


Coaching Myths


$19.99


Unlike the generations of coaches that have gone before them, today’s coaches are expected not only to teach motor skills to young athletes but to do so in an environment that is conducive to the ethical, emotional, social and physical well-being of each one of them. Each of the 15 chapters of this book presents, and then systematically debunks, the most pervasive, persistent and potentially harmful myths in coaching, including such chestnuts as “play by my rules,” “winning is the ultimate goal” and “there’s no I in ‘team.’” Although the information in every chapter is based on current scientific evidence (and there are numerous source notes), each is written in the everyday language of coaches and covers topics that are of particular interest to coaches, parents, athletic administrators, recreation programming specialists-and even the occasional fan.

 Coaching Myths


Coaching Myths


$14.93


Unlike the generations of coaches that have gone before them, today’s coaches are expected not only to teach motor skills to young athletes but to do so in an environment that is conducive to the ethical, emotional, social and physical well-being of each one of them. Each of the 15 chapters of this book presents, and then systematically debunks, the most pervasive, persistent and potentially harmful myths in coaching, including such chestnuts as “play by my rules,” “winning is the ultimate goal” and “there’s no I in ‘team.’” Although the information in every chapter is based on current scientific evidence (and there are numerous source notes), each is written in the everyday language of coaches and covers topics that are of particular interest to coaches, parents, athletic administrators, recreation programming specialists-and even the occasional fan.

 Combining positive behavior support and functional assessment in a parent-training program: An evaluation of effectiveness and outcomes.


Combining positive behavior support and functional assessment in a parent-training program: An evaluation of effectiveness and outcomes.


$32.34


In recent years, a central focus in the field of prevention and early intervention has been on ways to effectively support young children with challenging behavior and their families. Interventions utilizing Functional Assessment (FA) and Positive behavior support (PBS) are some of the most promising evidence-based practices for this population. These approaches focus on reducing challenging behaviors that can have a negative impact on children while also helping children to develop and engage in socially desirable behaviors (Koegel, Koegel, & Dunlap, 1996).;Research documenting the utility and applicability of PBS with preschool-aged populations remain scarce, particularly within natural environments (e.g, Blair, Umbreit, & Eck, 2000). Several gaps in the research remain, including using parents as intervention agents and implementing the intervention in natural settings (i.e, the home). Positive Beginnings (Hanline, Wetherby, Woods, Fox & Lentini, 2004) is a training program that may prove successful at addressing these gaps. Within the program, knowledge and skills in four areas are emphasized: (a) early communication and social development; (b) the process of functional assessment; (c) the communicative message of challenging behavior; and, (d) elements of a positive behavior support plan.;The purpose of this study was to in evaluate change in both parent and child outcomes following parents’ participation in the 4-week Positive Beginnings program. Participants included nine parent-child dyads that were randomly assigned to one of three baseline conditions. Results indicated some decreases in challenging behavior throughout the intervention phase, despite the fact that clear functional relationships between the intervention and behavior were not attained. No evidence exists, however, indicating that participants appropriately modified their responding to their children’s challenging behavior. Participants demonstrated a self-reported increase of knowledge and

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