The Asperger's Answer Book: The Top 275 Questions Parents Ask
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The Asperger's Answer Book: The Top 275 Questions Parents Ask

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by Susan Ashley
     
 

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It is currently estimated that over 500,000 families struggle with Asperger's Syndrome, a highly prevalent yet difficult to diagnose disorder that affects hundreds of thousands of children and adults.

In a time when parents are overwhelmed with confusing-and often conflicting-information, The Asperger's Answer Book provides them with clear and confident counsel.

Overview

It is currently estimated that over 500,000 families struggle with Asperger's Syndrome, a highly prevalent yet difficult to diagnose disorder that affects hundreds of thousands of children and adults.

In a time when parents are overwhelmed with confusing-and often conflicting-information, The Asperger's Answer Book provides them with clear and confident counsel. Written by an experienced child psychologist, The Asperger's Answer Book covers such topics as:

--Is it autism or is it Asperger's?
--Getting your child evaluated
--Emotional intelligence
--Routines and rituals
--Motor skills
--Sensory sensitivity
--Growing up with Asperger's Syndrome

Written in an easy-to-read Q&A format, The Asperger's Answer Book helps parents understand and accept their child's illness and develop a plan for success.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402208072
Publisher:
Sourcebooks
Publication date:
10/14/2006
Series:
Answer Book Ser.
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
536,091
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.81(d)

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What is Asperger's Disorder?
Asperger's Disorder, which will be referred to as AD throughout this book, is considered a pervasive developmental disorder. This means it causes significant problems in many areas of the child's development, including socialization, communication, behavior, thinking, and activities.
Children, teens, and adults who have AD have significant problems with:

1. Socializing with others
2. Thinking
3. Emotions
4. Intense preoccupation with one or two topics
5. Repetitive routines, behaviors, and movements
6. Play
7. Speech and language
8. Motor skills
9. Sensitivity to sensations of sound, light, or touch

Individuals with AD are different from people with other pervasive developmental disorders in that they do not have significant delays in language, cognitive development, or self-help skills.
Symptoms of AD are seen in every setting, including at home, in the classroom, on the playground, and in after-school and extracurricular activities. Virtually every area of the AD child's life is affected.

Meet the Author

Susan Ashley, Ph.D., author of The ADD & ADHD Answer Book, is the founder and director of Ashley Children's Psychology Center and has been specializing in ADD and ADHD since 1990. A graduate of UCLA and California School of Professional Psychology, she has over 20 years of education, training and experience working with children and families.

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Asperger's Answer Book 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have struggled to find answers about this condition since my son was diagnosed 3 years ago, thanks to Dr. Ashley's well written and informative book I now have tools to help my child.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Finally a book that is so clear and true. I use it daily to reference and learn more about my daughter.
rose98james More than 1 year ago
I have read many books on this topic but would say for anyonee who already has a base knowledge - this books takes it to the next level and gives good representations of "living on the spectrum."
docplock More than 1 year ago
This book is an excellent choice for people who know and love someone with Aspergers. It makes the characteristics of the disorder and its impact on the individual who has the disorder very easy and clear. Susan Ashley has done a real service in providing these books for the layman to understand Aspergers Disorder. As a psychologist I have purchased and recommend her books to clients frequently.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book has given me so much insight and knowledge in understanding Asperger's syndrome. This is a well-written book that's simple and practical to use for parents, family, and clinicians in the mental health field.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So helpful!!!!!! Helped us as a family and as well as the school to understand my son's needs....easy to read and understand, as well!
teacherguy66 More than 1 year ago
Very accessible information - most helpful.
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Seriously? Illness? 1. We just think about things differently. <br> 2. Let us be ourselves and don't touch us, then you probably won't end up in the emergency room. <br> 3. If you just don't touch or agitate us and let us be, we're good.~A girl with Aspergers
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
ABSOLUTELY. 'Illness'? Really? We just have a different way of thinking, that's all.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
OKAY, A LITTLE INSULTING FOR ME, A GIRL WITH ASPERGERS.