Asperger Syndrome in Young Children

Asperger Syndrome in Young Children

by Laurie Leventhal-Belfer, Cassandra Coe
     
 

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'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

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'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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781843107484
Publisher:
Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date:
01/26/2004
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.64(d)

Meet the Author

Laurie Leventhal-Belfer is a practicing clinical psychologist. She is the founder and director of The Friends Program, a therapeutic group program for young children with Asperger's Disorder and their families. She is also a member of the Adjunct Clinical Faculty in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, The Division of Child Psychiatry, Stanford University.

Laurie Leventhal-Belfer is the Founder and Director of Friends Connections, a therapeutic group program for young children with Asperger's Syndrome and their families. She is also a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine. She lives with her husband, son, daughter and beagle. Cassandra Coe is a clinical social worker. She has dedicated her career to addressing the mental health and developmental needs of young children and has been involved in teaching, mentoring and providing assessment and treatment services to a wide range of children and families. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and two young children.

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