Exploring Bullying with Adults with Autism and Asperger Syndrome: A Photocopiable Workbook

Exploring Bullying with Adults with Autism and Asperger Syndrome: A Photocopiable Workbook

by Bettina Stott, Anna Tickle


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Bullying is a serious and pervasive issue for people with autism and Asperger Syndrome. This photocopiable workbook encourages adults who have been involved with bullying - as either victims or perpetrators - to explore what bullying is, the effects it can have and how it can be tackled successfully.

In this accessible and jargon-free book, with a wealth of case studies and summaries, readers are invited to consider the thoughts, feelings and actions associated with bullying and offered helpful strategies for dealing with it. The book comprises a general introduction to bullying, followed by sections that examine the issue from the perspectives of victim and perpetrator. This dual approach is designed to stamp out the problem at its source - the bully - rather than simply supporting the victim. It also recognises that while people on the spectrum are all too often bullied for being 'different', character traits such as difficulty with empathy mean they may unintentionally bully others.

This practical book can be worked through independently or with any of the wide range of professionals involved in supporting an adult with autism or Asperger Syndrome and other learning disabilities, to reach a new level of understanding about bullying.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781849050357
Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date: 09/15/2010
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Anna Tickle Clin Psy D is a clinical psychologist. She became interested in autism and Asperger Syndrome shortly after she began her doctorate and volunteered at 'Aspire' - a National Autistic Society group for adults with Asperger Syndrome. Bettina Stott is currently studying towards her MA in Autism at Sheffield Hallam University. She has worked predominantly in the areas of autism and Asperger Syndrome for many years and currently works in the development of accessible and user-friendly services for individuals with Asperger Syndrome.

Table of Contents

A Note About Language and Content. Why this book was written. How to use this book. Part One: An Introduction to Bullying. 1. Your Experiences of Bullying. 2. What is Bullying? 3. Where Can Bullying Happen? 4. Who Can Be a Bully? 5. Who Might Be the Victim of a Bully? 6. Why Might People with Autism or Asperger Syndrome be at Risk of Bullying? Part Two: An Introduction to feelings, Thoughts and Behaviours. 7. Feelings. 8. Thoughts. 9. Behaviours. 10. Assertiveness: One Way of Behaving. 11. The Relationship Between Feelings, Thoughts and Behaviour. Part Three: For Those Who Are Being Bullied. 12. How Might I Feel When I am Being Bullied? 13. What Might I Think When I Am Being Bullied? 14. How Might I Behave When I Am Being Bullied? 15. Recognising When You Are Not Being Bullied. 16. Why Is It Important to Deal With Bullying? 17. How Can You Deal With Bullying? 18. My Plan to Stay Positive. 19. When Things Go Well. 20. If Nothing Seems To Work. Part Four: For Those Who Are Bullying Others. 21. Why Might People with Autism or Asperger Syndrome Be At Risk of Bullying Other People? 22. How Might I Feel When I Am Bullying Others? 23. What Might I Think When I Am Bullying Others? 24. How Might I Behave When I Am Bullying Others? 25. Why Is It Important Not To Bully Others? 26. How Can I Stop Bullying Others? 27. My Plan To Stay Positive. 28. When Things Go Well. 29. If Nothing Seems To Work... Part Five: Additional Information. 30. Other People's Stories. 31. Information for Family Members, Carers, Employers, Tutors or Others Who Work With Individuals With ASD. 32. Contacts and Resources. References. Index.

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