Inside the Mind: Understanding and Communicating with Those Who Have Autism, Asperger's, Social Communication Disorder, and Add
Publisher: Counseling and Healing, Pllc
ISBN 10: 1940598990
ISBN 13: 978-1940598994
This book explains inductive reasoning issues (IRI), how IRI creates forty different behaviors that were common to Asperger's, and it gives at least one idea on how to help those with IRI and one idea for them to help themselves for each behavior. It also shares information on other health issues related to IRI and talks about possible reasons for IRI, diagnosing IRI including differential diagnosis, and how to work with those who have IRI and their families. An extensive resource section is given for books, tools, DVDs and websites along with an explanation of the grief process that is not Kubler-Ross'.
This book can help you to understand those who have inductive reasoning issues. It will help you work more effectively with them, whether you are a parent, significant other, teacher, therapist, other professional, boss, or other family member. And those with IRI may feel that someone finally understands them for the first time in their life.
Suzanne Morris's intent with this carefully written, detailed, and resource-filled book is to help those with inductive reasoning issues lead a more fulfilling life through compassion and mutual understanding in families, in schools and in the work place. Reading this book may allow those with inductive reasoning issues to feel truly heard, perhaps for the first time in their life! Inside the Mind is unique, amazing, and much needed. It is so packed with information that it is more useful than anything else available.
"Inside the Mind: Understanding and Communicating with Those Who Have Autism, Asperger's Syndrome, Social Communication Disorder, or ADD is unique, amazing and much needed. It is so packed with information that it is more useful than anything else available." Ann Steel, MD psychotherapist who works with high functioning autistic clients. "In reading Inside the Mind, I have realized that the way I think is very different from others. This book has provided me with the words to explain these differences to my wife and family, so that they can start to understand me better. My wife has been frustrated with me for years and thought I was doing things on purpose to her that seemed rude. Also, when I did not answer her right away, she assumed I didn't care. With her understanding of IRI, she now realizes that there is a reason for what I am doing, and I have not intentionally been hurtful to her. She has been able to become more patient for me to process information and respond to her. I have also been able to gain the confidence to ask her to explain to me what she thinks are obvious and simple social cues so that I can be more socially appropriate." For those who have Inductive Reasoning issues or have family members with it, this book will go a long way to helping explain the world of Inductive Reasoning. Brad G. - born with IRI "As I read Suzanne's book, I discovered new ways to frame experiences with my children. Her book challenged me to think outside the small set of labels that had been used to describe my child's behavior and see more positive ways to think about how I parent. Her book was very helpful in changing my definitions of ADHD and anxiety." Marjorie B. - parent "I cried as I read this book. It's the first time I thought someone understood me. I thought, 'Oh my God! I'm not the only person who has a gazillion boxes that have no labels on them!' This book helped me understand that things can be very connected for me but I organize things differently than others." Katie C. - head injury when young "Learning about IRI has really helped me understand my kids. The assumptions I used to make, based on how my brain is wired, interfered with my connection to them. This book taught me how to communicate directly, specifically, and concretely with my kids. I found this book very comprehensive and useful as a parent with practical tools to work with the kids, which really improved our relationship. It's a great book!" Birgitte V. - parent "This book gave me valuable insights into how people with IRI experience the world around them. The concepts and examples are clear and practical and helped me improve my communication and ability to have healthy relationships with important people in my life." Molly B. - parent "This book is so gentle in its presentation. There is no judgment, just understanding. I plan to give it to my step-daughter to read so that she might understand herself better." Gwen A. - step-parent "I found Inside the Mind: Understanding and Communicating with Those Who Have Autism, Asperger's Syndrome, Social Communication Disorder, or ADD very comprehensive and useful as a parent. It's well organized with clear guidance on how to communicate and work with someone who has inductive reasoning issues. It's a great tool!" Margaret A. - parent"