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  • Paperback: 248 pages
  • Publisher: Jessica Kingsley publishers; Second edition edition (28 Feb. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849052662
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849052665
  • Product Dimensions: 24.4 x 17.3 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 108,766 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Supporting children and young people on the autism spectrum to attain greater self-awareness and understanding can be a real challenge. Practitioners from a wide range of professional disciplines will find Peter Vermeulen's sensitive and well considered approach inspirational as well as invaluable. -- Charlene Tait, Scottish Autism I am Special is one of the most useful workbooks ever produced for autism. This new edition also embraces technological assistance, in its extensive library of electronic worksheets. Every parent or professional who works in autism should have a copy of this book. -- Professor Lynette van Zijl, Stellenbosch University, South Africa

About the Author

Peter Vermeulen trained as a counsellor and educationalist and has worked for many years with children with autism. At present he is Autism Consultant and Lecturer at Vlaamse Dienst Autisme in the Netherlands, where he edits the bi-monthly magazine Autisme, and a freelance lecturer and trainer. He also works freelance at the Department of Psychology and Pedagogical Sciences and the Department of Sociology at the University of Leuven. He has published extensively on autism.

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Trisha Bubbles on 4 May 2013
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I have been using the 1st edition of I am Special for some years now.
I run social skills groups and do 1:1 sessions with pupils with Asperger's syndrome in a large Secondary school.
I bought this 2nd edition book in the hope that it may be more up to date and offer new ideas. Sadly, I am rather disappointed with it. I found the layout rather complicated and the 'worksheets', although revamped and colourful, not always easy to understand.
The information text to support the worksheets is ok but the picture of the worksheet is really small and difficult to see so you have to have a PC available to be able to view the worksheet, this isn't always convenient, unless you have the time to print them all out. I also found them difficult to print off (but this could be a technical problem my end???.
I think i will use it on occasion but it is not as good or easy to use as the 1st edition.
I wish a 'take a look inside' option was available before i purchased it...but then, if there was, i honestly don't think I would have so maybe that's why there isn't!!!!
If, in a few months, when i have used it more and find it better than i think now, I will post a new, more positive review, but if i don't, then you know I'm still not terribly happy with it and am sticking with the good old 1st edition and the rest of my own designed 'stuff'!!!!!
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