I am Special : Introducing Children and Young People to Their Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Paperback

I am Special : Introducing Children and Young People to Their Autistic Spectrum Disorder Paperback


I am Special is a workbook developed by Peter Vermeulen and already used extensively with young people with autism spectrum disorder.

The workbook is designed for a child to work through with an adult - parent, teacher or other professional.

Unlike other books, its content and layout are devised especially for children who read, think and process information differently. I am Special is divided into two parts. The first is a theoretical introduction that explains how to inform children that they have autism or Asperger Syndrome and how to use the worksheets with groups or individuals.

The second part consists of a series of worksheets which the child works through with an adult to create a unique and personal book about him or herself.

It includes a series of exercises that present autism positively.

They strike a balance between general facts, information about autism and personal information, covering the strengths an autistic person may have as well as the difficulties they may face. I am Special can be used with young people over the age of ten years. Not only is it an excellent source of information for the autistic child; it can be the first step in a process of counselling or psychotherapy or the springboard for a discussion group on autism.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 160 pages, references, index
  • Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Abnormal psychology
  • ISBN: 9781853029165



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