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Isaac and His Amazing Asperger Superpowers!…

Isaac and His Amazing Asperger Superpowers!

by Melanie Walsh

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Alex is not a real superhero, but he has Asperger's Syndrome. This disability means that his brain works differently than other peoples'. Hopefully by reading about Alex's journey, the reader gets a better grasp on people with Asperger's Syndrome. Alex describes his brain as "fantastic" which also shines a positive light on this disability, not making it seem like something that people should fear. ( )
  aferrara | Apr 4, 2019 |
This story tells about Isaac and how he sees the world. Isaac has Asperger syndrome and this story explains how he interacts in his world, what he notices, and how he acts that may be different from other people. This book does a great job of explaining Asperger syndrome and the effects it can have in a way kids can understand and portrays them in a positive way. The book is a great tool to show kids about Autism how some kids' brains work differently from theirs. Rated 5 out of 5 stars. ( )
  victoriaphillips | Mar 17, 2019 |
This book takes you through the mind of young Isaac and explains to you why he does the things he does. It takes you through all of the things that affect someone with Asperger syndrome and explains why someone who has this may act the way they do. This would be a great tool in a classroom to explain to the children in a friendly way, why some people act differently and how you can respond to the actions that they do. It is great for the ongoing movement of inclusion in the classroom and pictures the syndrome in an accurate way, because of that I gave the book 5 stars. ( )
  sgg014 | Mar 17, 2019 |
This book is told from the perspective of Isaac, a child with Asperger Syndrome. Issac tells explains his symptoms as positive superpowers. This book would be good in any classroom as it encourages special populations inclusion.
  ottmichaelt | Mar 12, 2019 |
This is an amazing book that takes you through life as a child with Asperger Syndrome. Isaac talks about his everyday life and the challenges he faces and the positive attributes he possesses. This is an amazing book to read to your class so that they can get the perspective of what it is like to be a little different from the rest of the class. I would highly recommend reading this book to all grade levels of children and even to your own. It spreads awareness about Asperger Syndrome in an amazing and fascinating story. ( )
  TaylorBraswell | Feb 18, 2019 |
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"A valuable first step in celebrating the Asperger’s child."—Massachusetts General Hospital’s Aspire Program

Isaac may look like everyone else, but he actually has superpowers that make him different from his brother and his classmates. Some kids don’t understand that and call him names. But Isaac’s superhero brain remembers loads of things, he has energy enough to bounce on his trampoline for hours, and his ears are so sharp he can even hear the buzzing some lights make in school (ouch!). He tends to say whatever comes into his head and doesn’t realize that he might hurt someone’s feelings — by telling them they have big teeth, for example! Even though he’s not really a superhero — he has Asperger syndrome, which means his brain works a little differently — he does love to play superheroes with his brother, who understands him. Straightforward and engaging, Isaac’s first-person narrative will help kids see the world through the eyes of a child with the high-cognitive type of autism spectrum disorder commonly known as Asperger syndrome.

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A little boy with Asperger's syndrome celebrates his differences while explaining how he often has more energy than other kids, has very acute senses, and says things that may be blunt but are never intended to be mean.

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