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Author O'Toole, Jennifer Cook.
Title The Asperkid's launch pad : home design to empower everyday superheroes / Jennifer Cook O'Toole.
Pub Info London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2013.
book jacket
 Oak Bluffs-Children's  J PARENT 616.85 COO     AVAILABLE
Descript 168 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
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unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Building home -- pt. 1. The place where Asperkids become superheroes ... every day. Public spaces: playrooms and family rooms, the kitchen, the launch pad, and tidying up : A place to play ; The family that plays together: old-school "family room" ; Fun, new-school "Asperkid" logic ; All good parties end up in the kitchen ; 3 ... 2 ... 1 blast-off! The launch pad ; Tidying up -- Private spaces and quiet places: bedrooms, bathrooms, study spaces, and small spaces : How to create a truly "dreamy" bedroom ; Splish, splash! I was taking a bath (or a shower, whichever works) ; Study spaces ; Small places -- And out the back door: outside places -- pt. 2. The process of "becoming" the people they are meant to be -- pt. 3. Appendices. 1. Presentation is everything ; 2. The curious incident of the frog print on the ceiling ; 3. Some basic kitchen safety reminders (because a little reminder never hurt anyone) ; 4. Asperkid design resources.
Summary For Asperkids, home is both their protected lair and their launch pad into success in a neurotypical world. Jennifer O'Toole provides parents with all the help they need in planning their home environment to encourage their Asperkid superheroes to soar. The Asperkid's Launch Pad is a visually-led guide to preparing a home environment that supports the development of children with Asperger syndrome. From a bedroom light switch that the child can easily reach, to a tucked-away safe place that he or she can retreat to when feeling overwhelmed or anxious, small changes in the home can boost the child's self-confidence, independence, comfort and life skills. Award-winning author Jennifer O'Toole gives readers a walk-through tour of the home, showing, room by room, how physical surroundings affect Asperkids and highlighting the learning opportunities in every space and object. Beautifully presented with color photographs throughout, this functional and fun book will win a place in the homes and hearts of all parents of children with Asperger syndrome.
Subject Asperger's syndrome -- Patients -- Dwellings.
Interior decoration -- Designs and plans.
Barrier-free design for children with disabilities.
ISBN 9781849059312 (alk. paper)
1849059314 (alk. paper)
9780857007278 (e)
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