by Jude Welton
Children with autism or Asperger Syndrome (AS) have difficulty
understanding figurative language because they use and comprehend
language literally and expect words to mean exactly what they say. This
can often lead to humorous, but also distressing, misunderstandings at
home and in the classroom.
Jude Welton looks at a hundred of the
most common figures of speech in this visual workbook designed as a
springboard for family and classroom discussions. Each figure of speech
is accompanied by an illustration showing its literal meaning, which
will help AS children recognize and learn to enjoy metaphors and
figurative language. The book can be used by parents one-to-one with
their ASD child. Teachers can also use the book as the basis for
classroom work on figurative language.