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Asperger Syndrome in Adolescence

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In comparison to previous generations, there is an increasing amount of information available for today's adolescents with Asperger Syndrome (AS), yet these crucial and formative years are still not as well documented as childhood and adult experiences of individuals with AS. Adolescence is a difficult time for any teenager, but when you have Asperger Syndrome this already emotionally complex time of life becomes all the more challenging. Reflecting the views of parents, professionals and those with AS ...
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Overview

In comparison to previous generations, there is an increasing amount of information available for today's adolescents with Asperger Syndrome (AS), yet these crucial and formative years are still not as well documented as childhood and adult experiences of individuals with AS. Adolescence is a difficult time for any teenager, but when you have Asperger Syndrome this already emotionally complex time of life becomes all the more challenging. Reflecting the views of parents, professionals and those with AS themselves, this book tackles issues that are pertinent to all teenagers, such as sexuality, depression and friendship, as well as discussing topics like disclosure and therapeutic alternatives that are more specific to those with AS. This book aims to make the transition from child to adult as smooth as possible, and is an essential survival guide to adolescence.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781843107422
  • Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
  • Publication date: 2/20/2003
  • Pages: 338
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 7
Introduction 9
1 Asperger Syndrome in the Adolescent Years 13
2 Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) 38
3 The Sexuality of Adolescents with Asperger Syndrome 69
4 Can My Baby Learn to Dance? Exploring the Friendships of Asperger Teens 98
5 The Importance of Occupational Therapy for Adolescents with Asperger Syndrome 129
6 Safety Issues for Adolescents with Asperger Syndrome 148
7 When the Thunder Roars 179
8 Settling into the Diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome 196
9 Families and Parenting: The Domino Effect 207
10 Starting from Scratch: Being Innovative in Finding Interventions for your Adolescent with Asperger Syndrome 227
11 Education and the Adolescent with Asperger Syndrome 243
12 Disclosure for People on the Autistic Spectrum: Working Towards Better Mutual Understanding with Others 283
13 How Do I Be Me? 312
The Contributors 324
Subject Index 327
Name Index 335
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