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
– The National Association for Gifted
'...illustrates just how complex the English language
is... A brilliant idea if you're not sure what an expression means or which one
– 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
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
Paperback, 256 pages.