Children And Teenagers With Aspergers

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A varied collection of parents' stories about raising children and teenagers with Aspergers. The contributors have bravely written totally honest, deeply moving and sometimes harrowing accounts about what it really feels like to care for a challenging child. The book helps to remove the isolation and guilt felt by so many parents. Embedded within the narratives are their unique ways of coping which may inspire some with new strategies to try. This book will also ...

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Overview

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A varied collection of parents' stories about raising children and teenagers with Aspergers. The contributors have bravely written totally honest, deeply moving and sometimes harrowing accounts about what it really feels like to care for a challenging child. The book helps to remove the isolation and guilt felt by so many parents. Embedded within the narratives are their unique ways of coping which may inspire some with new strategies to try. This book will also appeal to relatives, friends and professionals seeking to get a better understanding of Aspergers and the far reaching effect on the family unit.

About the Author

Anna Van Der Post is both a research psychologist and a mother of a teenager with Aspergers. She has worked as a researcher for both mental health charities and the National Health Service.

For the last fourteen years she has lived in the South West of England with her son whom she has home educated.

Anna enjoys coastal walks, cryptic crosswords and spending time with her friends.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781847479044
  • Publisher: Chipmunkapublishing
  • Publication date: 5/4/2009
  • Pages: 356
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.79 (d)

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  • Posted August 16, 2009

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    Brilliant

    This book is written by a group of mums which is probably why it is the most realistic and best book I have EVER read on Aspergers. I so enjoyed reading their stories and seeing how each family found their own unique and practical solutions to their problems. By the end I really cared about them and felt they were my friends because they felt as I do. This is the a must have book for all parents of children on the spectrum and for ALL 'experts'.

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