Asperger's Syndrome

A Guide for Parents and Professionals

Author: Tony Attwood

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781853025778

Category: Psychology

Page: 224

View: 374

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.

Asperger Syndrome in Young Children

A Developmental Approach for Parents and Professionals

Author: Laurie Leventhal-Belfer,Cassandra Coe

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781846420337

Category: Psychology

Page: 320

View: 2962

'Asperger's Syndrome in Young Children is easy to read, with lots of practical ideas and advice, presented in a sympathetic manner. It would be most useful for teachers or professionals who are new to the field or parents who believe their child may be on the Asperger's syndrome spectrum. It is a valuable source of information on strategies for helping young children with Asperger's syndrome to realise their full potential.' - ChildrenNow This landmark book focuses on how AS presents in pre-school children. An essential guide for parents coming to terms with their child's AS diagnosis and for the professionals who work with this age group, it is unique in answering pressing questions specific to younger children. How can parents help their AS child to develop speech and language? What help is available at school and home? When, if at all, should a child be informed about AS? Including a useful summary of early childhood development stages, Leventhal-Belfer and Coe provide a diagnostic model based on assessment of the child in contrast to 'neurotypical' children, considering relationships at home, in school or in care. Their book shows how to develop tailored early intervention strategies and to assist parents, teachers and mental health professionals in making informed decisions to nurture the development of AS children.

Das Asperger-Syndrom

Das erfolgreiche Praxis-Handbuch für Eltern und Therapeuten

Author: Tony Attwood

Publisher: Georg Thieme Verlag

ISBN: 3432102836

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 232

View: 7900

Alle Chancen für Ihr Kind. Ihr Kind entfaltet seine geistigen Fähigkeiten ganz normal, ist aber sehr zurückgezogen und gehemmt? Erscheint Ihnen Ihr Kind manchmal schrullig und wenig einfühlsam? Sind seine Bewegungen unbeholfen und schließt es keine Freundschaften? Weder Hyperaktivität noch Autismus treffen auf Ihr Kind zu? Tony Attwood, der bekannteste Experte für Asperger-Autismus, erklärt verständlich, was Kinder mit Asperger-Syndrom auszeichnet, was sie brauchen und welche Potentiale sie haben. Eltern, Therapeuten und Lehrer erhalten viele Anregungen, wie sie betroffene Kinder besser erreichen und fördern. Erkennen: Durch zahlreiche Tests und Checklisten erhalten Sie ein genaues Bild des Asperger-Syndroms und endlich eine sichere Diagnose. Verstehen: Eindrucksvoll schildern Kinder und Erwachsene mit Asperger-Syndrom, nach welchen Gesetzen sie denken und fühlen. Stärken: Mit bewährten Spielen und Übungen lernt Ihr Kind mit sich selbst und anderen besser zurechtzukommen.

From Like to Love for Young People with Asperger's Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder)

Learning How to Express and Enjoy Affection with Family and Friends

Author: Michelle Garnett,Tony Attwood

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 0857007777

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 224

View: 5593

If your child rarely shows you that he or she loves you, it can be profoundly distressing. This is the experience of many parents of children with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and most fear that it reflects the truth. In fact the truth has generally more to do with the difficulty that young people with an ASD have in communicating like or love for someone physically and verbally. They may not know how to go about expressing themselves in these ways, or understand that family members and friends can find the absence of demonstrative affection upsetting. This book, by world leading experts Tony Attwood and Michelle Garnett, addresses this issue in practical terms. They provide carefully designed activities for parents to work through with their children to help them to understand and express affection. Their child will learn to identify his or her own and others' comfort and enjoyment range for gestures, actions and words of affection and the different ways to express feelings for someone, appropriate to each relationship and situation. The activities are simple, straightforward, and very carefully structured, so that they can be undertaken at the pace that works for the individual family. The book also guides the adult through the challenges faced by the child, leading to greater understanding and confidence in their relationship with their child, and increased ability to nurture the child's ability to form engaged relationships and friendships with others. Readers of Tony Attwood's previous books will recognise his warm, positive and empowering approach. The book will be a transformative resource for parents and family worried about their child's emotional life.

The Handbook of Autism

A Guide for Parents and Professionals

Author: Maureen Aarons,Tessa Gittens

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134720750

Category: Psychology

Page: 144

View: 1810

This updated edition of the Handbook of Autism explores and expands on the practical and jargon free information of the best-selling first edition. The authors dispel many of the myths surrounding this puzzling and complex disorder. They provide practical information that makes sense, covering both medical and educational issues. Revised research and new case-studies, including follow-ups to the case-studies featured in the first edition reflect the developments made over the last eight years both in the understanding and management of autism. A list of contacts and services at the back of the book underlines its practical approach.

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: 7307

World-renowned experts join those with Asperger's Syndrome to resolve issues that girls and women face every day!

The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome

Author: Tony Attwood

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1843104954

Category: Psychology

Page: 397

View: 9866

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.

Understanding Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism

Author: Gary B. Mesibov,Victoria Shea,Lynn W. Adams

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780306466274

Category: Medical

Page: 130

View: 6658

This volume, the first in the series, explores the high-functioning group of people within the spectrum of autism disorders. It is the culmination of over a decade of clinical work and research, including the most current information available about this group. This book explores:-the history of high-functioning autism; -diagnosis of the disorder; -assessment; and -treatment for the individual and their families. Written in a style that is accessible to both seasoned clinicians and concerned lay persons, Understanding Asperger Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism is a unique resource.

A Strange World

Autism, Asperger's Syndrome, and PDD-NOS : a Guide for Parents, Partners, Professional Carers, and People with ASDs

Author: Martine F. Delfos,Tony Attwood

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781843102557

Category: Psychology

Page: 416

View: 4945

This guide to autistic spectrum disorders comes from a new scientific perspective. Delfos's biopsychological model provides a theoretical analysis of the nature of autism and the problems it can cause. She offers advice on how to approach problems from the perspectives of autistic children, adolescents and adults, as well as parents and carers.

Parenting a Child with Asperger Syndrome

200 Tips and Strategies

Author: Brenda Boyd

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781843101376

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 202

View: 9343

Gathers information and advice for parents of children with Asperger's syndrome, helping parents to respond positively to the challenge and find the joy in their child's way of being.

Ich bin Autistin - aber ich zeige es nicht. Leben mit dem Asperger-Syndrom

Author: Liane Holliday Willey

Publisher: Verlag Rad und Soziales

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 202

View: 9993

Einfach ein großartiges Buch: Die Tochter erhält die Diagnose Asperger und die Mutter erkennt sich - endlich - in dieser Diagnose wieder. Sie beschreibt im Rückblick ihre Lebensgeschichte und reflektiert es nun in Kenntnis der Asperger-Diagnose. Ernst, lustig und voller Anekdoten. Dabei immer spannend, denn man wartet darauf, wie der nächste Lebensabschnitt bis zur Hochschullehrerin mit drei Kindern verlaufen wird - und welchen Anteil das Asperger-Syndrom dabei hat. Ein Extrakapitel widmet sie den Ereignissen, als Asperger-Autistin Kinder zu haben. Sehr offen, in klaren Worten und schnörkellos beschrieben - und dabei doch sehr ins Detail gehend. Sie beschreibt Gefühle intensiver, als so mancher Mensch ohne Asperger. Sie muss die Gefühle für sich genau beschreiben, um sie zu verstehen. "Auch wenn es 38 Jahre lang gedauert hat - ich kann gar nicht deutlich genug sagen, was für eine Erleichterung es war, mich endlich selbst zu finden!" Ein gelungenes Ende findet das Buch mit zahlreichen Checklisten für alle Lebensbereiche. Hier gibt Liane H. Willey viele wichtige Hinweise, worauf man als Asperger-Autist achten sollte (bei der Ausbildung, der Arbeit, in Beziehungen etc.). Mit einem sehr persönlichen Vorwort von Tony Attwood Das Buch: „Meine Tochter hat Asperger!" Liane Willey hatte von dieser Krankheit noch nie gehört, und nun erfährt sie: Unter Asperger oder „High-function-Autismus" leiden viele Menschen, ohne es zu wissen - „besondere" Menschen, die zu zurückgezogenem oder egozentrischem Verhalten neigen, die oft hoch begabt sind, aber an Selbstwertproblemen, Überempfindlichkeit, Unsicherheit, Verzweiflung leiden. Sie fühlen sich mitunter wie „Ausländer im eigenen Land" oder wie „Außerirdische, die auf einem falschen Planeten gelandet sind". Die Diagnose ihrer Tochter verändert ihr Leben, denn Liane Willey begreift, dass sie seit Jahrzehnten mit den gleichen Symptomen zu kämpfen hatte: „Ich kann die Erleichterung nicht ausdrücken, die ich empfand, als ich schließlich realisierte, dass meine Tochter und ich nicht an einer Geisteskrankheit oder einer gespaltenen Persönlichkeit litten oder etwas Ähnlichem. Wir haben Asperger. Damit können wir leben! Wir können unsere Ziele und Träume erreichen, und wir können unser Leben weiterführen - mit Optimismus und Hoffnung. Wie aufregend die Erkenntnis, dass ich ganz einfach Dinge anders sehe, anders auffasse, anders empfange als andere und dass das so in Ordnung ist. Es ist meine Normalität." Liane Willey erzählt ihre Lebensgeschichte von der frühen Kindheit über die Schul- und Collegezeit bis zum Leben als Berufstätige und Mutter von drei Kindern. Sie macht deutlich, wie die Welt von einer „Aspie" erlebt wird - von den Strategien, mit denen es ihr gelang, ihren eigenen Weg zu finden, aber auch von dem oft erheblichen Leidensdruck, der damit einherging. In einem Anhang folgen praktische Hinweise „von immenser Präzision, was die Vorschläge (und Erfahrungen) angeht, im Alltag Probleme zu bewältigen, die sich einem Menschen mit Asperger-Autismus stellen" (Ulrich Rabenschlag). Ein persönliches Buch, das die Menschen, die Asperger haben - einer großen europäischen Studie zufolge in Deutschland pro Jahrgang ca. 5000 Menschen -, in ihrer Besonderheit versteht und ihnen Achtung und Sympathie entgegenbringt. Ein spannender Fallbericht nicht nur für Betroffene, sondern auch für Eltern, Erzieher, Lehrer, Psychologen und Ärzte.

A Best Practice Guide to Assessment and Intervention for Autism and Asperger Syndrome in Schools

Author: Lee A. Wilkinson

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9780857003751

Category: Psychology

Page: 208

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*Winner in the Education/Academic category of the 2011 Next Generation Indie Book Awards* *Shortlisted for the 2011 NASEN Award 'The Special Needs Academic Book'* With a focus on best practice and the importance of early diagnosis, this book provides a practical and scientifically-based approach to the assessment and diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome and autism spectrum conditions. This book offers a balance of conceptual, practical and empirical information designed to bridge the research-to-practice gap in identifying, assessing, and treating school-aged children with autism-related conditions. Assessment tools and intervention strategies will support school-based professionals in: · identifying and assessing young people with high-functioning autism spectrum conditions · developing and implementing classroom-based intervention programs · initiating a dialogue between parents and teachers · accessing community resources · promoting special needs advocacy. With illustrative case studies, FAQs, quick reference boxes, and a glossary, this accessible guide will appeal to teachers, counsellors, psychologists, social work practitioners and students.

Asperger Syndrome

An Owner's Manual--What You, Your Parents and Your Teachers Need to Know: An Interactive Guide and Workbook

Author: Ellen S. Heller Korin

Publisher: AAPC Publishing

ISBN: 9781931282918

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 82

View: 1843

This interactive workbook is designed to help young people, approximately 5th -8th grade, develop their Personal Profile.

Asperger Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder) and Long-Term Relationships

Fully Revised and Updated with DSM-5® Criteria Second Edition

Author: Ashley Stanford

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784500364

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 288

View: 6681

Happily married to her husband with Asperger Syndrome for 25 years, Ashley Stanford is an expert on how Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can affect a relationship and her bestselling book has helped thousands of couples. Brought fully up to date, this second edition clarifies the new DSM-5 diagnostic criteria and explains how, without a solid awareness of the condition, ASD behaviors can easily be misinterpreted. Stanford's book provides a wealth of strategies for living with the more uncompromising aspects of ASD, pointing out that ASD also brings enormous strengths to a relationship. It shows how understanding the intentions, motivations and reasoning behind ASD behaviors can lead to better communication, relief of tension, and ultimately to a happier, more mutually fulfilling relationship.

Managing Asperger Syndrome at College and University

A Resource for Students, Tutors and Support Services

Author: Juliet Jamieson,Claire Jamieson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136773088

Category: Education

Page: 120

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Meeting the demands of student life can be tough, especially for students with Asperger Syndrome. This book is full of practical suggestions on how to make the post-16 educational experience a good one. Advice is based upon sound knowledge of theory and practice and includes: taking steps towards selecting the right course at the right institution coping strategies to use in academic and social situations advice to help students who are living away from home a CD containing time-saving resources how other students, tutors and disability services can help useful references and addresses showing where to go next. This is an important text for students with Asperger Syndrome, their support staff and personal tutors in institutes of Higher Education, student counsellors, parents and Connexions advisors.

Asperger's Syndrome

Intervening in Schools, Clinics, and Communities

Author: Linda J. Baker,Lawrence A. Welkowitz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135624135

Category: Education

Page: 308

View: 8161

In recent years, a growing number of children and adults have been diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome, a neurological condition characterized by severe difficulties with social communication. While extremely talented in their areas of special interest, many with the diagnosis also have problems with coordination and sensory processing. Professionals and families struggle to help them function competently and make the most of their unique abilities. This readable and practical book synthesizes the latest knowledge about how to do so in various contexts from early childhood on. The authors include psychologists, psychiatrists, special educators, an occupational therapist, a specialist in communication disorders, and a lawyer, with diverse philosophies and methods of intervention. They suggest a variety of ways to help those with Asperger's adapt to the "neurotypical" world, and to bridge the social chasms that can develop as they are integrated into schools, organizations, and communities. Asperger's Syndrome: Intervening in Schools, Clinics, and Communities constitutes a vital resource for all those who seek to improve the lives of individuals with the syndrome.

Unwrapping The Mysteries Of Asperger's

The Search for Truth and Discovery of Solutions - Guide For Girls and Women with Asperger's Syndrome

Author: Kristi Hubbard

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1449094902

Category: Psychology

Page: 324

View: 336

Woven around her first person experiences and scholarly references, is insight on many of the questions and concerns females with AS surely experience at some point in their life...lovely time spent with a friend...a teaching tool for women and their supporters...a read everyone can enjoy on a number of levels. - from the foreword Kristi Hubbard gives summaries of over a decade of intensive research on autism spectrum conditions. She offers insight, advice, encouragement, understanding, solutions and suggestions for girls and women with Asperger's. She found out she had Asperger's Syndrome when she was in graduate school and shares her challenging experiences growing up and in adulthood. She offers insight with her experiences helping children who have autism, and sets forth her search for the truth of what Asperger's really is, where it came from and the discovery of methods to have a happy, joyful and successful life. She also offers insight for caregivers, teachers and any other professional or family member to better understand and help girls with Asperger's. Read this book to learn: · Sex differences in Asperger's · Early signs detecting Asperger's · Insight on more than 21 Asperger's traits · How to overcome sensory issues · How to overcome social difficulties · Tips on making friends and keeping them · Solutions on more than 26 common life issues · Methods to have a happier family life living with Asperger's · Better understanding of the meaning and purpose in life · Numerous helpful resources for those with Asperger's · How to prevent or decrease the chances of your child from developing Autism

Asperger Syndrome or High-Functioning Autism?

Author: Eric Schopler,Gary B. Mesibov,Linda J. Kunce

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780306457463

Category: Psychology

Page: 409

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The precise relationship between high-functioning autism and Asperger Syndrome is still a subject of debate. This volume provides a general overview of the disorder and present diverse opinions on diagnosis and assessment, neuropsychological issues, treatment, and related conditions. A special section features personal essays by individuals diagnosed with autism or Asperger Syndrome. The result is a comprehensive and useful survey of the current state of the field that will be of great interest to clinicians, teachers, researchers, and parents.

Asperger Syndrome and Anxiety

A Guide to Successful Stress Management

Author: Nick Dubin

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781846429224

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 224

View: 7637

Many people suffer from feelings of stress and anxiety in their everyday lives. For people with Asperger Syndrome (AS), this stress can be particularly difficult to manage. On a daily basis people with AS must fit into a world that seems totally foreign to them and this can increase feelings of alienation and anxiety, making life's challenges especially hard to cope with. The first book on anxiety written specifically for adults with Asperger Syndrome, this book offers practical advice on how individuals with AS can manage their anxiety more effectively. As a person with AS who has struggled with feelings of anxiety and learnt how to overcome them, Nick Dubin shares his own tried and tested solutions along with up-to-date research on stress management for individuals with AS, including a chapter on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). Dubin explores the key problem areas that can lead to anxiety for people with AS such as lack of social skills, difficulties establishing romantic relationships and uncertainty about employment. Asperger Syndrome and Anxiety provides real solutions to a common problem and is essential reading for anyone with AS who has trouble managing stress. The book will also be of interest to family members, teachers and other professionals working with individuals with AS.

Aspergers in Love

Couple Relationships and Family Affairs

Author: Maxine C. Aston

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781843101154

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 232

View: 7907

Comparing both AS and non-AS partners' viewpoints, this book frankly examines the aspects of relationships that are often complicated by the disorder. With all findings illustrated with case examples taken from interviews conducted with couples, the author tackles issues such as attraction, trust, communication, sex and intimacy, and parenting.