The Asperger's Answer Book: Professional Answers to 300 of the Top Questions Parents Ask [NOOK Book]

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 ...
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The Asperger's Answer Book: Professional Answers to 300 of the Top Questions Parents Ask

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402231797
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/1/2006
  • Series: Answer Book, #0
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 235,411
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Susan Ashley
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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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.

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Table of Contents

Introduction

Chapter 1: The ABCs of Asperger's Disorder
Chapter 2: Getting Your Child Evaluated
Chapter 3: Coexisting Disorders
Chapter 4: Social Skills
Chapter 5: Thinking Patterns
Chapter 6: Emotional Intelligence
Chapter 7: Special Interests, Routines, and Play
Chapter 8: Language, Motor Skills, and Sensory Sensitivity
Chapter 9: Succeeding in School
Chapter 10: Improving Behavior
Chapter 11: Self-Esteem
Chapter 12: Growing up with Asperger's

Appendix A: The 5 Most Important Lists You Need
Appendix B: Section 504 Accommodations and
Modifications
Appendix C: What Your AD Child Wants You to Know
Appendix D: Teacher Information List
Appendix E: Behavior Charts
Appendix F: Recommended Reading and Resources

Index
About the Author
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2006

    Extremely helpful

    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.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2012

    Must read

    Finally a book that is so clear and true. I use it daily to reference and learn more about my daughter.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 16, 2011

    Great book!

    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."

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 16, 2009

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    Easy, clear and informative

    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.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2007

    Extremely helpful!!!

    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.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2013

    So helpful!!!!!! Helped us as a family and as well as the school

    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!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2013

    Grrr

    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

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  • Posted May 16, 2013

    Very accessible information - most helpful.

    Very accessible information - most helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2013

    To !!!

    ABSOLUTELY. 'Illness'? Really? We just have a different way of thinking, that's all.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 4, 2011

    !!!

    OKAY, A LITTLE INSULTING FOR ME, A GIRL WITH ASPERGERS.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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