American Medical Association: Boy's Guide to Becoming a Teen
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By Amy B. Middleman, MD, MSEd, MPH and Kate Gruenwald Pfeifer, LCSW. ©2006.
Puberty can be a confusing time in any adolescent's life, and even more so when that adolescent has a diagnosis on the spectrum. While not specifically written with these children in mind, theAmerican Medical Association Boy's Guide to Becoming a Teen Getting Used To Life In Your Changing Body, a brightly illustrated guide utilizes a frank question and answer format that can be appealing to young people with Asperger Syndrome (AS).The contents of the book, include:
• Welcome to Puberty
• Eating Exercise and a Healthy Weight
• Your Height
• Your Skin, Teeth and Hair
• Your Reproductive System-Inside and Out
• Erections, Wet Dreams, and Masturbation
• Your Feelings; Relationships; and What About Sex?
Additional resources include a list of websites geared towards keeping teens healthy, and a fairly extensive glossary which defines terms used throughout the book. Good for children ages 9-12. (Softcover; 128 pages.)