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Overview

Asperger Syndrome: A Guide for Professionals and Families integrates the latest evidence-based research from leading scholars and examples from those working with this population in non-university settings with personal practical advice from a mother whose adolescent has Asperger Syndrome and from a young man who has Asperger Syndrome. Asperger Syndrome is a life-long condition that requires long-term planning, treatment, and medical intervention. Early diagnosis and treatment may lead to minimizing the impact of the Asperger Syndrome at each developmental stage. Asperger Syndrome: A Guide for Professionals and Families provides effective perspective on each type of intervention and assists those making key decisions at critical developmental and education times in the life of the Asperger Syndrome person. The authors rely on the most current research evidence and clinical experience to provide a realistic appraisal of the most significant aspects of Asperger Syndrome. Notable features include: An analysis of the most current research literature, A model for a new approach to diagnosis, treatment, education, and long-term planning, An ecological, task analytical view of educating the person with an Asperger Syndrome diagnosis, Social skills and social issues such as victimization, The diagnosis and treatment of Asperger Syndrome persons with dual-diagnoses, An analysis of the later life issues for intervention, A personal view from a person with an Asperger Syndrome diagnosis. Asperger Syndrome: A Guide for Professionals and Families provides information and guidance to parents, educators, diagnosticians, and therapists on best practice approaches to Asperger Syndrome.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780306478673
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
  • Publication date: 10/31/2003
  • Series: Issues in Children's and Families' Lives Series, #3
  • Edition description: 2004
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 252
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Meet the Author

Raymond W. DuCharme is founder and director of The Learning Clinic, Inc., a private nonprofit education and treatment program for children and adolescents. He is a national consultant and author of numerous papers and articles on the subjects of treating and educating students with Autistic spectrum disorders and associated comorbid conditions.

Thomas P. Gullotta is Chief Executive Officer of Child and Family Agnecy of Southeastern Connecticut and is a member of the psychology and education departments at Eastern Connecticut State University. He is coeditor of The Encyclopedia of Primary Prevention and Health Promotion and editor emeritus of the Journal of Primary Prevention.

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Table of Contents

1. What is Asperger Syndrome? Raymond W. DuCharme and Kathleen A. McGrady.
2. Social Skills Instruction for Children with Asperger Syndrome Brenda Smith Myles.
3. Evidence-Based Instruction for Children with Asperger Syndrome Raymond W. DuCharme.
4. Counseling and Other Therapeutic Strategies for Children with Asperger Syndrome and Their Families Ann Wagner and Kathleen A. McGrady.
5. Identifying and Preventing the Risks for Victimization of Children with Asperger Syndrome Liza Little.
6. Transition Support for Learners with Asperger Syndrome: Toward Successful Adulthood Peter F. Gerhardt.
7. Living with Asperger Syndrome: Real Issues, Practical Advice for Families and Helping Professionals Sherry Moyer and Sheryl Breetz.
8. My Life with Asperger Syndrome Stephen Shore.
About the Editors. About the Contributors.
Series Mission.
University Advisory Committee. National Advisory Committee.
Index.

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