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  Asperger Dictionary of Everyday Expressions

 
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by Ian Stuart-Hamilton

'This is a truly inspirational book and teaching tool and a very successful dictionary for all. It should be on the bookshelves of every inclusive classroom, house and office.'

– Good Autism Practice

'A useful addition to the reference library of parents and professionals working with children and adults with Autistic Spectrum Disorders.'

– The National Association for Gifted Children

'...illustrates just how complex the English language is... A brilliant idea if you're not sure what an expression means or which one to use.'

– Autism West Midlands

This revised and expanded edition adds over 300 new expressions that help unlock the meaning of everyday expressions.

Both informative and entertaining, the book addresses an important aspect of social communication for people with Asperger Syndrome, who use direct, precise language and 'take things literally'. This dictionary aims to dispel any confusion that arises from the misinterpretation of language. It provides explanations of over 5000 idiomatic expressions and a useful guide to their politeness level. Each expression is accompanied by a clear explanation of its meaning and when and how it might be used. The expressions are taken from British and American English, with some Australian expressions included as well.

Although the book is primarily intended for people with Asperger Syndrome, it will be useful for anyone who has problems understanding idiomatic and colloquial English. An essential resource and an informative read; this dictionary will assist in a wide range of situations. 

Paperback, 256 pages.