What Did You Say? What Do You Mean?: An Illustrated Guide to Understanding Metaphors

What Did You Say? What Do You Mean?: An Illustrated Guide to Understanding Metaphors

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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 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781843102076
Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date: 03/01/2004
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 6.77(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.39(d)
Age Range: 5 - 11 Years

About the Author

Jude Welton has a 9-year-old son with AS. Although originally trained as a child psychologist specializing in autism, she is a freelance writer, writing mainly on the arts. She recently started writing about and for children with AS. Jane Telford is a long-time friend of the author. She is an artist and illustrator, who has exhibited paintings and drawings widely in the UK and also internationally.

Table of Contents

Foreword Elizabeth Newson. About this book. Metaphors. Appendix 1: For parents and teachers: a guide to helping children with Asperger Syndrome to understand what we mean. Appendix 2: Ideas for using this book.

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