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Aspertools ❰KINDLE❯ ✽ Aspertools Author Harold Reitman – If you ask Dr Harold Reitman labels are a lousy way to describe a uniue human being whether it's Asperger's high functioning autism ADHD dyslexia Tourette's or even the so called neurotypical brain it If you ask Dr Harold Reitman labels are a lousy way to describe a uniue human being whether it's Asperger's high functioning autism ADHD dyslexia Tourette's or even the so called neurotypical brain itself One size does not fit all Everyone's brain is differentHelping others 'get it' when it comes to dealing with those with so called learning disabilities is why Reitman has written this book It's also why he wrote and produced The Suare Root of a movie about a college student who encounters—and fights—her school's unjust system The film was inspired by the real events faced by his daughter and contributing author Rebecca when she went to college; her seizure disorder and—at the time—undiagnosed Asperger syndrome posed uniue challenges not faced by most studentsAfter reviewing the scientific community's research conducted over the last nearly years Dr Reitman believes that it's time to not just accept neurodiversity but to embrace it and this book will help people do just that It is the first book to offer simple tools action plans and resources to help understand and deal with anyone whose brain is a bit different The astonishing rate of autism births alone in means that society will have to adapt to neurodiversity just as it has had to adapt to other cultural and racial differences Our educational system our workplaces and society at large will no longer be one size fits all—each individual will have the opportunity to maximize their potential—and we will be the better for it Dr Harold Hackie Reitman is an orthopedic surgeon a former professional and Golden Gloves champion heavyweight boxer philanthropist and a movie producer His recent release The Suare Root of is a fictionalized adaptation of his daughter Rebecca's challenges at college TheSuareRootOfcom.

About the Author: Harold Reitman

Dr Harold Hackie Reitman is an orthopedic surgeon a former professional and Golden Gloves champion heavyweight boxer philanthropist and a movie producer His recent release The Suare Root of is a fictionalized adaptation of his daughter Rebecca's challenges at college TheSuareRootOfcom.

10 thoughts on “Aspertools

  1. Amy Smith Amy Smith says:

    Ugh There are a few good tips and explanations in here for how to interact with an autistic person But what upset me most is 1 It's written by a neurotypical person who provides constant disclaimers that he is not an expert other than having an autistic daughter How did he get this book deal? I would've been much interested in reading a book written by his daughter about her own experiences instead 2 He treats his adult autistic daughter like a dog that needs to be trained??? The author talks about setting rules rewards and conseuences for his adult daughter who has a degree in discrete mathematics and a stable job that she loves and is good at 3 A lot of the strategies in here are really just suggestions for forcing the autistic people in your life to act neurotypical Gross

  2. Chris Chris says:

    15 stars for what I read DNF 33% I really wanted to like this book I liked some of the information in it but unfortunately I found the author's style too annoying to continue reading YMMV

  3. Ell Ell says:

    This book is an important read Who hasn’t encountered someone who has Asperger’s traits or syndrome or who falls on the autism spectrum disorder? Kudos to author Harold Reitman for advancing understanding and advocacy for everyone Each chapter tackles a new topic relevant to Asperger’s traits The book is clear concise practical pragmatic and easy to read I recommend it to parents teachers family and friends of anyone considered atypical I took off one star because I felt like the author may have concluded that all introverts are Aspies too He reminisces freuently about several people he has met that are not extroverted or are passionate about something and concludes their lack of extroversion means they had Asperger’s I feel that over diagnosing has become a bit of a problem in modern day society

  4. Denise Denise says:

    This book written by a neurotypical person is helpful on a basic level for those who are parents or care takers of individuals with aspergers Harold Reitman writes this book as hes looking back on his relationship with his daughter after learning about her diagnosis For those new to the diagnoses it offers a way in to understanding the basics of how those with aspergers experience daily life and its struggles It touches on many different challenges from time management to emotional regulation and and offers solutions that can be applied to those with a large range of executive dysfunction like ADHD or learning disabilities outside of an aspergers diagnosis as well Unfortunately he does not offer any revelatory aspertools for the individuals with aspergers themselves and often comes off as patronizing as if the parent is the one who needs to regulate everything for their child This is discourteous to those who deal with executive dysfunction in their own lives and may seem to be dis empowering if you are an aspie reading this yourself Reitman could have done to offer tools to those diagnosed themselves by including his daughter heavily in the making of this book but instead went the route of the no longer clueless parent pedestal He does however include insights from her and her aid at the ends of each section which offers a lot in the way of personal insight to his methods Overall this is a good book even if the title is a bit misleading It would be good for a parent struggling with their own perfect idea of parenting a neurodiverse child and the hardships that come with that especially if your child was diagnosed later in life For aspies themselves and parents who are educated in their approach to parenthood this will probably not offer anything you have not heard beforeI received a free copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

  5. Jen La Duca Jen La Duca says:

    I have never read a book directly related to Asperger’s Syndrome so I was extremely happy to be given the opportunity to read “Aspertools” by Dr Harold Reitman My 19 year old son was diagnosed with ADHD and OCD at the age of 5 and many times throughout the years doctors would tell us that he also displayed many Asperger tendencies Yet we were never told definitively if he was positively diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome or what all these tendencies meant As a parent this becomes increasing frustrating how are you supposed to help your child without a proper diagnosis or the proper tools?Dr Harold Reitman has put so much into perspective for me with his book I felt like he was speaking directly to me regarding my son I only wish that I had this information and knew of these tools and resources when our son was young This isn’t just for parents though anyone who knows or even works with someone with Asperger Syndrome would benefit greatly from reading this book The rapidly increasing rate at which children are being born with Asperger Syndrome or any varying degree of Autism is staggering We need to stop lumping children and adults who have these learning disabilities into one category because as Dr Reitman explains in his book everyone’s brain is different We as a society must start educating ourselves and “Aspertools” is a great place to startThank you to Dr Harold Reitman publishers HCI Books and NetGalley for the complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review

  6. Lili Lili says:

    From Netgalley for a ReviewOh man this book is both good and immensely frustrating The name of the book and description made it seem like it would be a book geared towards people with Asperger's Syndrome and neurotypical people helping both cope with the world Aspertools is a tool mainly for the people without Asperger's it explains using stories thanks a lot to the author's daughter and his experience dealing with her how we aspies deal with the world I was especially fond of the anxiety and sensory chapters they really hit the nail on the head on what it is like being an aspie So I recommend this book the the friends parents teachers and such that have an aspie in their life but for us aspies this is not a tool Like some of the other reviewers I found the author's tone a little self aggrandizing at times and found myself uite freuently thinking 'I don't care about you or your experiences I am reading this to try to find tools to help me function in the world not learn about your life' So your mileage may vary with this

  7. Tom Law Tom Law says:

    The material presented by Reitman is phenomenal I like most people who do not have an “Aspie” in my family am relatively ignorant about this issue and how to work with those who do Although the presentation is made to help those with Asperger’s all of the material presented is good for all of us In fact the world would be a better place if we would take what Reitman is saying to heart and practice it in all situations We all need to be treated with a little or a lot patience and we need to treat others that way as well As Reitman’s daughter Rebecca says “Brains are like snowflakes – no two are alike” Respecting and celebrating that difference will make a world of difference

  8. Gina Marie ~books are my drug of choice~ Gina Marie ~books are my drug of choice~ says:

    Aspertools by Harold Reitman MD with Pati Fizzano and Rebecca Reitman5 starsThis book is written by a doctor but this book is written as a father This book presents the difficulties those with aspergers or other differnet neurological brains Each chapter presents an issue that those with different brains may have in clear simple language To make it easier for readers to understand each issue he presents an imagine this happening to you thisis followed withan explaination of whatyour person with the aspie brain isexperiencing and clear informationon how to handle the issue The final two sections are written by Pati Fizzano who is a special education teacher who works with children with different brains and his daughter Rebecca who was diagnosed after college with aspergers but who was born with multiple brain tumors and survived three brain surgeriesPati's section talks about how she uses the tool presented in a setting with real students Rebecca talks about how she experiences the issue and how the tool works for her or how she deals with the issue This book is great for family and friends who have someone with a different brain in ther life Their brain may be different because they have Asperger's are on the spectrum have ADD or ADHD have a traumatic brain injury or other neurological or psychiatric issues This book gives the tools for them to have a calmer and full life It is a fast read but I would suggest taking the time to absorb each chapter that fits your uniue brained person I learned uite bit about things that can make life easier for me as I havea traumatic brain injury Some I already knew some I knew about but needed the explainations to help me understand how they would help me I plan to buy a copy of this book for both my family and for the helping professionals that work with me This is a fantastic and very accessible book providing explanations and tools to understand and help make life easier and accessable for those with different brains I received a free copy of this book fromthe publisher on netgalleycom in return for a fair and honest reveiw

  9. Kelly Kelly says:

    Aspertools The Practical Guide for Understanding and Embracing Asperger's Autism Spectrum Disorders and NeurodiversityBy Harold Reitman MD with Pati Fizzano and Rebecca ReitmanApril 2015Non fiction Although this book was published in 2015 I received a complimentary digital copy from NetGalley in exchange for an unbiased review Honestly it was interesting for me to read the mixed reviews when the book was first published Many comments expressed frustration that there are no “tools” in Aspertools I think the rest of the title explains precisely the purpose of the book “The Practical Guide for Understanding and Embracing Asperger's Autism Spectrum Disorders and Neurodiversity” It’s of a guide written from a father’s perspective of the journey he experienced with his daughter “In other words don’t view the Aspertools in this book as designed to help someone who has Asperger’s; view them as designed to help an individual who has many special ualities and who also happens to have a few Asperger’s traits or even the whole enchilada we call Asperger’s syndrome”It is often difficult for people to understand and embrace the challenges that both the child and parent experience life with “neurodiversity” I also found comments in other reviews interesting regarding the author’s reference to his own self importance As a parent with a child possessing such uniue individual ualities I can understand how one can feel “lost or forgotten” while immersed in the care of a gifted child I am also a well educated medical professional who often feels inept with the overwhelming responsibility to ensure my child succeeds

  10. Kirsten never has enough time Kirsten never has enough time says:

    I want to buy this for everyone I knowI thought the book would provide tools for Aspies as per the title but it's written for friends and family of Aspies instead This is why it has 4 stars instead of 5That aside this is a really great guide to how your aspie feels why they behave the way they do how to help them learn and achieve their best and how to get the most out of your relationship with themI genuinely want to buy this book for everyone I know because it verbalises my thoughts and feelings and behaviours far better than I ever could Thanks to Netgalley for the read

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