Asperger's Syndrome

A Guide for Parents and Professionals

Author: Tony Attwood

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781853025778

Category: Psychology

Page: 224

View: 4900

Tony Attwood's guide will assist parents and professionals with the identification, treatment and care of both children and adults with Asperger's Syndrome. The book provides a description and analysis of the unusual characteristics of the syndrome and practical strategies to reduce those that are most conspicuous or debilitating. Beginning with a chapter on diagnosis, including an assessment test, the book covers all aspects of the syndrome from language to social behaviour and motor clumsiness, concluding with a chapter based on the questions most frequently asked by those who come into contact with individuals with this syndrome. Covering the available literature in full, this guide brings together the most relevant and useful information on Asperger's Syndrome, incorporating case studies from the author's own practical experience as a Clinical Psychologist, with examples of, and numerous quotations from people with Asperger's Syndrome.
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Asperger's Syndrome

A Guide for Parents and Professionals

Author: Tony Attwood

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1846426979

Category: Psychology

Page: 224

View: 1937

Tony Attwood's guide will assist parents and professionals with the identification, treatment and care of both children and adults with Asperger's Syndrome. The book provides a description and analysis of the unusual characteristics of the syndrome and practical strategies to reduce those that are most conspicuous or debilitating. Beginning with a chapter on diagnosis, including an assessment test, the book covers all aspects of the syndrome from language to social behaviour and motor clumsiness, concluding with a chapter based on the questions most frequently asked by those who come into contact with individuals with this syndrome. Covering the available literature in full, this guide brings together the most relevant and useful information on Asperger's Syndrome, incorporating case studies from the author's own practical experience as a Clinical Psychologist, with examples of, and numerous quotations from people with Asperger's Syndrome.
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Asperger's Syndrome

A Guide for Parents and Professionals

Author: Tony Attwood

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 224

View: 4337

Asperger's syndrome is a developmental disorder with impaired social reasoning and conversation skills.
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The Everything Parent's Guide to Children with Asperger's Syndrome

The sound advice and reliable answers you need to help your child succeed

Author: William Stillman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440503958

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 320

View: 7889

The clinical diagnosis of Asperger's can be intimidating for parents. Often the focus is on their child's "disabilities" rather than his "abilities," and parents may be left wondering what they should expect as their child journeys through life. This guide helps you take the first steps toward understanding how this developmental disorder may impact your child. This uncomplicated handbook introduces you to Asperger's and helps you to: Get a diagnosis and understand the results Identify triggers that can lead to sensory overload Recognize symptoms of meltdowns and work to prevent them Educate family and friends about Asperger's Discover support groups for themselves and their child Now revised and updated, this new edition includes information on educational concerns and social interactions. This is the only resource you need to help your child overcome the obstacles of Asperger's and find success--and happiness.
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Medical Aspects of Autism and Asperger Syndrome

A Guide for Parents and Professionals

Author: Mohammad Ghaziuddin

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784507830

Category: Psychology

Page: 184

View: 983

People with autism are at a higher risk of having additional medical conditions, so increased care should be taken to ensure any other needs are detected early and effectively managed. This book is the perfect aid for doing so, providing detailed information on the range of possible further conditions, including epilepsy, eating disorders or genetic conditions. Written for both parents and practitioners, including students, it shows how these medical conditions can be identified, and explains the range of possible treatments that are available that may improve the quality of life of the affected person.
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The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome

Author: Tony Attwood

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1843104954

Category: Psychology

Page: 397

View: 1320

A guide to Asperger's syndrome describes what it is and how it is diagnosed, along with information on such topics as bullying, emotions, language, movement, cognitive ability, and long-term relationships.
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Health Care and the Autism Spectrum

A Guide for Health Professionals, Parents and Carers

Author: Alison Morton-Cooper

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781853029639

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 128

View: 6594

Annotation Planning and managing health care for individuals with autistic spectrum conditions presents a unique set of challenges. This is a ground-breaking and invaluable volume addressing these issues from the point of view of the health professionals who have to.
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How to Live with Autism and Asperger Syndrome

Practical Strategies for Parents and Professionals

Author: Chris Williams,Barry Wright,Olive Young

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781843101840

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 336

View: 5851

This accessible introduction to caring for a child with autism is an ideal resource for the families of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders as well as for the professionals who work with them. In clear and simple language and with many illustrations, the authors explain the nature of this condition and its variations, and tackle common problems experienced in everyday activities such as eating, sleeping and going to the toilet. They also suggest strategies for coping with aggression and tantrums, approaches to preoccupations and compulsions, and suggest ways in which to improve communication and social skills. Based on up-to-date research and using many case examples, the authors consider each problem and its causes step by step, and suggest a number of solutions.
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Asperger's Syndrome in Young Children

A Developmental Guide for Parents and Professionals

Author: Laurie Leventhal-Belfer,Cassandra Coe

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1843107481

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 303

View: 3286

The authors provide a diagnostic model based on assessment of the child in contrast to 'neurotypical' children, considering relationships at home, school or in care. They show how to develop early intervention strategies and aid parents, teachers and mental health professionals in making informed decisions to nurture the development of AS children.
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School Success for Kids with Asperger's Syndrome

Author: Stephan Silverman,Rich Weinfeld

Publisher: Prufrock Press Inc.

ISBN: 9781593632151

Category: Education

Page: 221

View: 7211

A guide for parents and teachers to help children with Asperger's syndrome find success in school covers how to recognize and diagnose Asperger's syndrome, implement successful practices in the classroom, work with the school system, and help students develop the needed skills at home.
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Asperger Syndrome and Your Child

A Parent's Guide

Author: Michael D. Powers,Janet Poland

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0066209439

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 320

View: 5690

A guide to Asperger's syndrome answers common questions parents may have about the condition covering such topics as detecting early signs, getting the correct diagnosis, and helping a child develop social skills.
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Autism and its Medical Management

A Guide for Parents and Professionals

Author: Michael Chez

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781846427947

Category: Psychology

Page: 224

View: 8624

Autism and its Medical Management explains the medical aspects of autism and how both parents and professionals can use current medical knowledge to better understand how to address the medical aspects of autism. The book begins with an overview of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) and how they are diagnosed, and goes on to identify the different types of autism and to describe relevant medical interventions. The author also provides an outline of recent research to enable parents and professionals to gain an understanding of the various factors that may contribute to the development of ASDs, as well as the latest available treatment options. Bridging the communication gap between medical professionals and parents, this book offers accessible explanations of medical terminology and treatment relevant to ASDs and is an important tool for parents and professionals working with children with ASDs.
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Sleep Difficulties and Autism Spectrum Disorders

A Guide for Parents and Professionals

Author: Kenneth Aitken

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9780857005502

Category: Psychology

Page: 320

View: 3512

Problems with sleeping are common and make life difficult for the individual who is affected and for those around them. Sleep difficulties are particularly prevalent amongst people with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and often cause or worsen other difficulties. This comprehensive guide to the management of sleep problems, introduces all the proven remedies and focuses on the problems commonly found in ASDs and related conditions. The author discusses sleep in depth, including how we currently define and understand it. The full spectrum of sleep disorders is explained alongside the range of possible treatment approaches. The book also examines why some sleep problems are more common among people with an ASD than others, how sleep problems evolve over time, what can be done to treat them and the likely benefits from different treatments. This book is a complete resource for professionals, families and carers working with those suffering from sleep problems of any kind. It will be of great interest to anyone wanting to gain a thorough understanding of sleep in relation to ASDs.
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Freaks, Geeks and Asperger Syndrome

A User Guide to Adolescence

Author: Luke Jackson

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1846423562

Category: Psychology

Page: 216

View: 669

Part of the Reading Well scheme. 35 books selected by young people and health professionals to provide 13 to 18 year olds with high-quality support, information and advice about common mental health issues and related conditions. Winner of the NASEN & TES Special Educational Needs Children's Book Award 2003 Have you ever been called a freak or a geek? Have you ever felt like one? Luke Jackson is 13 years old and has Asperger Syndrome. Over the years Luke has learned to laugh at such names but there are other aspects of life which are more difficult. Adolescence and the teenage years are a minefield of emotions, transitions and decisions and when a child has Asperger Syndrome, the result is often explosive. Luke has three sisters and one brother in various stages of their adolescent and teenage years but he is acutely aware of just how different he is and how little information is available for adolescents like himself. Drawing from his own experiences and gaining information from his teenage brother and sisters, he wrote this enlightening, honest and witty book in an attempt to address difficult topics such as bullying, friendships, when and how to tell others about AS, school problems, dating and relationships, and morality. Luke writes briefly about his younger autistic and AD/HD brothers, providing amusing insights into the antics of his younger years and advice for parents, carers and teachers of younger AS children. However, his main reason for writing was because "so many books are written about us, but none are written directly to adolescents with Asperger Syndrome. I thought I would write one in the hope that we could all learn together".
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Asperger's Syndrome For Dummies

Author: Georgina Gomez de la Cuesta,James Mason

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470664665

Category: Psychology

Page: 384

View: 8246

Asperger's Syndrome For Dummies covers everything that both people living with the condition and their families need to know. From explaining symptoms and getting a diagnosis, through to overcoming bullying in schools and choosing between the therapy and medical treatments available, this is a complete guide to surviving and thriving with the condition. Asperger's Syndrome For Dummies includes: Part I: Understanding Asperger's syndrome (AS) Chapter 1: Introducing Asperger's syndrome Chapter 2: Discovering the causes of Asperger's syndrome Chapter 3: Diagnosing Asperger's syndrome Part II: Living with Asperger's syndrome Chapter 4: Enjoying Life with Asperger's Chapter 5: Getting the most out of education and the workplace Chapter 6: Finding independence and advocating for your rights Part III: Supporting people with Asperger's syndrome Chapter 7: Parenting and Asperger's syndrome Chapter 8: Relating to adults with Asperger's syndrome Chapter 9: Creating an AS friendly environment Part IV: Discovering therapies, medication, diet and environments for AS Chapter 10: Navigating Behavioural Therapies for Asperger's Syndrome Chapter 11: Understanding medication and diet in Asperger's syndrome Part V: Part of Tens Chapter 12: Ten Organisations to go for help and information Chapter 13: Ten positives about living with Asperger's Chapter 14: Ten famous people who probably had Asperger's
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Can I Tell You about Asperger Syndrome?

A Guide for Friends and Family

Author: Jude Welton,Jane Telford,Elizabeth Newson

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1843102064

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 48

View: 3951

Introducing Adam, who has Asperger syndrome -- Reading feelings -- Tones of voice -- Playing with others -- Loud noises -- Confusing groups -- Unexpected change -- Motor skills -- Special interests -- What is Asperger syndrome? -- How to help -- How teachers can help.
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Exploring Feelings

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy to Manage Anger

Author: Tony Attwood

Publisher: Future Horizons

ISBN: 1932565213

Category: Psychology

Page: 79

View: 9591

Winner of a 2008 Teachers' Choice Award! Many children, especially those with developmental delays, have trouble understanding or expressing their feelings. The result can be difficulty with anger management. Listing possible responses to situations - and the likely outcome of each one - allows the child to make informed decisions about which responses to choose (walking away vs. hitting). This book provides a guide for caregivers and then the workbook portion asks children to identify situations that trigger their anger and find appropriate ways to respond. Helpful topics include: Overview of the Exploring Feelings Program Introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Modifications to Conventional Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Affective Education Cognitive Restructuring Comic Strip Conversations The Emotional Toolbox Additional Tools for the Toolbox Social Stories Research Evidence on the Effectiveness of Exploring Feelings
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Learning to Live with High Functioning Autism

A Parent's Guide for Professionals

Author: Mike Stanton

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1853029157

Category: Psychology

Page: 128

View: 9094

Intended for the professionals who work with autistic people and their families and friends, Learning to Live with High Functioning Autism draws on the Stanton family's experience, and compares it with the experiences of others, to offer an honest portrayal of what living with autism is actually like for all of those involved.
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Asperger's and Girls

World-renowned Experts Join Those with Asperger's Syndrome to Resolve Issues that Girls and Women Face Every Day!

Author: Tony Attwood,Temple Grandin,Teresa Bolick

Publisher: Future Horizons

ISBN: 193256540X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 150

View: 9225

World-renowned experts join those with Asperger's Syndrome to resolve issues that girls and women face every day!
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The Complete Guide to Getting a Job for People with Asperger's Syndrome

Find the Right Career and Get Hired

Author: Barbara Bissonnette

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 0857006924

Category: Psychology

Page: 200

View: 7925

Finding a job is a confusing and anxiety-provoking process for many individuals with Asperger's Syndrome (AS) who may not know what they are qualified to do and may struggle to communicate their value to employers. In this book, Asperger's employment expert Barbara Bissonnette describes exactly what it takes to get hired in the neurotypical workplace. Every aspect of finding employment is covered, from defining strengths and researching occupations, to marketing oneself and projecting confidence and enthusiasm in interviews. Job-hunters are taught how to develop a personal profile of their talents and skills, their ideal work environment, and important work criteria. They are then shown how to set realistic goals and develop an effective job search plan. There is detailed instruction on networking, including how to find contacts and what to say. A wealth of checklists, templates, sample scripts and written communications accompany the text. Upfront, engaging and highly practical, this will be an essential guide for individuals with AS entering the workforce for the first time, as well as experienced workers who have lost jobs or wish to change careers but are uncertain about how to find the best match for their abilities.
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