Asperger’s Syndrome and Executive Function

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 8 customer ratings
8 Reviews

£14.20

Executive function is the set of mental skills that help people get things done. These skills include working memory, flexible thinking, organising, planning and prioritising, controlling impulses and starting tasks. Autistic people tend to have problems with their executive function. It can explain many difficult or unusual behaviours which you are struggling to understand. The Girl with the Curly Hair gives strategies on how to improve executive function so as to improve all areas of an individual’s life.


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Executive function is the set of mental skills that help people get things done. These skills include working memory, flexible thinking, organising, planning and prioritising, controlling impulses and starting tasks. Autistic people tend to have problems with their executive function. It can explain many difficult or unusual behaviours which you are struggling to understand. The Girl with the Curly Hair gives strategies on how to improve executive function so as to improve all areas of an individual’s life.

8 reviews for Asperger’s Syndrome and Executive Function

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Amazon Customer

    I have Aspergers with significant sensory processing difficulties, and have read a lot of books on autism since being diagnosed. But what none of them did was talk about how I can help to make my life easier and calmer and which fits in with me as an autistic person. Some books talk about socialising but not about all the other aspects – this is the first book I’ve read which talks about executive function in such an easy-to-read and easy-to-understand way. I love the pictures too. Now I understand more about flexible thinking, struggling to know what to do during the day if not given a schedule, dealing with transitions, making decisions, planning. All the things that we do day to day! And the lovely thing is that Alis not only explains why these things are more difficult for autistic people, but also talks about strategies we can use to make life easier and calmer. I think this is the best book on Aspergers I’ve ever read (as well as the girl with the curly hair book on emotions). 🙂

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Amazon Customer

    I’d never heard of ‘executive function’ before I read about it on ‘The girl with the curly hair’ Facebook page. I was intrigued, so I ordered this book, thank goodness I did what a revelation to myself and my daughter. It made totally sense to us, so well explained but easy to understand, the strategies given have also helped us a lot. We’ve been able to make some changes that have made our lives easier. Once again Alis your books are a god send to us, and we’ve passed them on to others too.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Amazon Customer

    I learnt so much from this book, basic day to day things about autism.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Amazon Customer

    Basic but even good to communicate to other siblings how to understand differences in how the world is seen differently.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Amazon Customer

    Has helped me understand my son much better by presenting the details of Asperger’s from a person who suffers from it.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Amazon Customer

    Super book

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Amazon Customer

    As a parent of a young adult daughter with Asperger’s Syndrome/ASD, and someone who works with parents who have children and young people with AS/ASD in their families, I can honestly say this latest book written by Alis Rowe has the clearest and most relevant description of executive functioning I’ve read to date. With text and illustrations as colourful and vibrant as ever, the easy to read format clearly identifies difficulties arising from poor executive functioning and strategies to help deal with those difficulties on a practical basis. Yet again Alis Rowe has produced an excellent Visual Guide Book to add to her growing collection of books promoting awareness and understanding of issues faced by individuals on the autistic spectrum and, consequently their friends, colleagues, partners and families, on a daily basis. Highly recommended!

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Amazon Customer

    I was lucky enough to win this book (thank you Alis) I wanted to further improve my knowledge and understanding of autism and the challenges and difficulties of everyday life for those on the autistic spectrum. The book is easy to read, well illustrated with diagrams and explains the differences of executive functioning for neurotypical people and those on the spectrum very clearly. Very importantly it gives strategies which work for Alis (the girl with the curly hair) Alis writes from the heart and selflessly shares her strategies (and the reasons for them) while also recognising that different strategies may be more appropriate for others. When reading anything by Alis I always wish I had come across her work when I was working with children on the autistic spectrum. This book is one which I would have shared with colleagues, parents and carers and some of the children who would have benefited from the strategies offered.

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