People with Asperger's Syndrome typically experience difficulty with balance, coordination and sensory awareness. The mind/body exercises in this book help young people with Asperger's Syndrome (AS) improve these skills, leading to greater self-confidence, and independence.Easy to use, with photographs to show how exercises are done correctly, these techniques can have an immediate effect on how an individual stands, sits, moves, thinks of him- or herself, and relates to others. The author's approach integrates ideas and practices from disciplines including martial arts, Eastern principles of mindfulness, techniques of visualization, breathing, posture, and movement, and the practice of mentoring."Mind/Body Techniques for Asperger's Syndrome" is an introduction to Pathfinder training techniques for both parents of adolescents with Asperger's syndrome and professionals including physical therapists, pediatricians, and special education teachers who work with them.
Preface. Foreword by Dr. Irene Brody. Introduction by Dr. Anthony Castrogiovanni. 1. Introduction to Core Concepts of Pathfinder Mentoring. 2. The Breath Foundation: Being Grounded. 3. Mindfulness: Taming the "Chattering Mind." 4. Standing on Your Own Two Feet. 5. Posture, Presence and Extension. 6. The Power of Movement. 7. The Rites of Passage. Bibliography. Index.