How do you know which college is right for you? What happens if you don't get on with your roommate? And what on earth is the Greek system all about? As a university student with High-Functioning Autism, Haley Moss offers essential tips and advice in this insider's guide to surviving the Freshman year of college.Chatty, honest and full of really useful information, Haley'sHow do you know which college is right for you? What happens if you don't get on with your roommate? And what on earth is the Greek system all about? As a university student with High-Functioning Autism, Haley Moss offers essential tips and advice in this insider's guide to surviving the Freshman year of college.Chatty, honest and full of really useful information, Haley's first-hand account of the college experience covers everything students with Autism Spectrum Disorders need to know. She talks through getting ready for college, dorm life and living away from parents, what to expect from classes, professors and exams, and how to cope in new social situations and make friends.This book is a must-read for all students on the autism spectrum who are about to begin their first year of college, parents and teachers who are helping them prepare, and college faculty and staff....
|Title||:||A Freshman Survival Guide for College Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders: The Stuff Nobody Tells You About!|
|Number of Pages||:||160 Pages|
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A Freshman Survival Guide for College Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders: The Stuff Nobody Tells You About! Reviews
As a speech-language pathologist and professor, I have worked with college students with Asperger’s for the past 8 years. This book didn’t address many of the issues I see my students having, such as figuring out how to go through the dining hall, how to do group projects, how to meet people, how to handle tasks like talking to financial aid staff, making an appointment with a professor, etc. Moss just seemed to assume that others knew how to do these things, which many of the students I work with find overwhelming and confusing. She also mentioned several times how females NEEDED to wear makeup (umm..no one needs to), when most of the females with ASD who I know hate the sensory feel of makeup and don’t really care about it at all. Finally, my experience shows that many college students with ASDs really need help with executive functioning, such as prioritizing tasks, breaking large projects into small doable bits, self-motivation, scheduling, study skills, etc. Several chapters could have been devoted to this topic, when Moss only devoted a handful of pages to it. I don’t think it would have mass appeal or helpfulness to the population of college students with whom I work. It was also quite redundant at times and could have benefited from some good editing as I caught quite a few grammar mistakes as well.
While it was well written, I am not sure how much new information I gleamed. Most of the advice was not very tailored to the (or at least my) ASD community. I was given a good view into the first year of college, but I'm not sure it was anything I couldn't have found via a Google search.
This book had some really good points, but the grammar and punctuation was terrible.
This is the book I kept thinking I should write, but I am glad a real student did it, since there is a lot I still really don't want to know about living in a dorm.