An Illustrated Guide to Understanding Metaphors (2003) by Jude Welton
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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 humorous, but also distressing misunderstandings at home and in the classroom.
Jude Welton looks at 100 of the most common figures of speech in this visual workbook, designed to be used as a springboard for family and classroom discussions.
Each figure of speech is accompanied by an illustration showing its literal meaning to 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. Educators will also find it helpful when used as the basis for classroom work on figurative language.