This book does exactly what it says on the cover; 'provides practical, hands-on strategies to teach social skills to children with high-functioning autism and Asperger's syndrome'. It seems to encompass what a lot of teachers have been asking for. Indeed, whilst reviewing the book, it has been recommended and lent out to various colleagues and practitioners with a lot of positive feedback... this book will be a highly valuable resource. It can, very easily, be 'dipped into' for looking for certain areas. It is likely to be useful to educational psychologists as a reference, and to staff and parents.
Rebecca Moyes worked in collaboration with Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to establish the Advisory Board on Autism and Related Disorders. This organization provides information and support to families of children with autism and the professionals who work with them in the Pittsburgh area. She served as the organization's principal officer for over five years. Her oldest child was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome eight years ago. Mrs Moyes is a former teacher, and today works as an educational consultant for children with autism spectrum disorders. She produces a quarterly newsletter entitled Building Bridges for teachers and parents of children with this diagnosis.