CHILDREN YOUTH & ADULTS WTIH ASPER

CHILDREN YOUTH & ADULTS WTIH ASPER

by Kevin P. Stoddart
     
 

ISBN-10: 1843102684

ISBN-13: 9781843102687

Pub. Date: 02/15/2005

Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers

This book offers a comprehensive overview of clinical, research and personal perspectives on Asperger Syndrome, including contributions from parents and experts in the fields of psychology, social work, psychiatry, genetics, sexology and vocational counselling.
It includes first-hand accounts from adults with AS, highlighting their difficulties in areas such as

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This book offers a comprehensive overview of clinical, research and personal perspectives on Asperger Syndrome, including contributions from parents and experts in the fields of psychology, social work, psychiatry, genetics, sexology and vocational counselling.
It includes first-hand accounts from adults with AS, highlighting their difficulties in areas such as social competence and education. Specialist perspectives on AS, including sexuality and relationships, finding and keeping employment and anxiety and depression are sensitively addressed. The viewpoints of parents explore experiences of parenting AS individuals. These varied approaches to living with AS complement the emerging literature on theory, research and practice in this area.
The broad scope of Children, Youth and Adults with Asperger Syndrome guarantees a wide readership among practitioners, students, parents, young people and adults with AS, educates service providers how to assist people with AS and suggests a model of interdisciplinary collaboration for administrators and funders.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781843102687
Publisher:
Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date:
02/15/2005
Pages:
388
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.88(d)

Table of Contents

Preface. Introduction to Asperger Syndrome: A developmental lifespan
Perspective. Kevin P. Stoddart, Aspergers Society of Ontario. Part I: Clinical and Service Perspectives. 1. Clinical assessment of children and adolescents with Asperger Syndrome. Rosina G. Schnurr, Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario. 2. Anxiety and depression in children and adolescents with Asperger Syndrome. M. Mary Konstantareas, University of Guelph. 3. Enhancing academic, social, emotional, and behavioural functioning in children with Asperger Syndrome and Nonverbal Learning Disability. Barbara Muskat, Integra Foundation. 4. Tourette Syndrome and Asperger Syndrome: Overlapping symptoms and treatment implications. Trina Epstein and Jennifer Saltzman-Benaiah, Toronto Western Hospital. 5. Young adults with Asperger Syndrome: Psychosocial issues and interventions. Kevin P. Stoddart, Aspergers Society of Ontario. 6. Getting to work: Helping the adolescent with Asperger Syndrome transition to employment. Gail Hawkins, Mission Possible. 7. Sexuality and Asperger Syndrome: The need for socio-sexual education. Isabelle Hénault, University of Québec. Part II: Discipline-based Perspectives. 8. Communication and Asperger Syndrome: The speech–language pathologist's role. Tracie Lindblad, Child Development Centre of Oakville. 9. Integrating paediatrics and child development: Asperger Syndrome and the role of the developmental paediatrician. S. Wendy Roberts and Tamarah Kagan-Kushnir, University of Toronto. 10. Children and adolescents with Asperger Syndrome: Social work assessment and intervention. Kevin P. Stoddart, Aspergers Society of Ontario, Barbara Muskat, Integra Foundation, and Faye Mishna, University of Toronto. 11. Medication use in children with high-functioning Pervasive Developmental Disorder and Asperger Syndrome. Leon Sloman, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. 12. Meeting the educational needs of the student with Asperger Syndrome through assessment, advocacy, and accommodations. Georgina Rayner, Parent Advocate. 13. Sensory and motor differences for individuals with Asperger Syndrome: Occupational therapy assessment and intervention. Paula Aquilla, Ellen Yack, and Shirley Sutton, Occupational Therapists in private practice. 14. Psychological assessment of more able adults with autism spectrum disorders. Lillian Burke, Psychologist in private practice. Part III: Theoretical and Research Perspectives. 15. Developing a research agenda in Asperger Syndrome. Peter Szatmari, McMaster University. 16. In search of an Asperger culture. Charmaine C. Williams, University of Toronto. 17. Child social interaction and parental self-efficacy: Evaluating simultaneous groups for children with Asperger Syndrome and their parents. Leon Sloman, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, and Jonathan Leef, Aspergers Society of Ontario. 18. The genetics of autism spectrum disorders. Jeanette J.A. Holden and Xudong Liu, Queen's University. 19. Quality of life for children with Asperger Syndrome: Parental perspectives. Anne Fudge Schormans, Rebecca Renwick, Renée Ryan, and HeeSun Lim, University of Toronto. 20. Depression and anxiety in parents of children and adolescents with Asperger Syndrome. Kevin P. Stoddart, Aspergers Society of Ontario. Part IV: Parent and Personal Perspectives. 21. Asperger Syndrome: Perceiving normality. Peter Jansen, Brampton, Ontario. 22. From despair to hope: A mother's Asperger story. Fern Lee Quint, Toronto, Ontario. 23. Searching for home in a foreign land: My discovery of Asperger Syndrome. Donna Moon, Toronto, Ontario. 24. Asperger Syndrome: It's a family matter. Margot Nelles, Aspergers Society of Ontario. 25. Life on the outside: A personal perspective on Asperger Syndrome. Chris J. Dakin, Victoria, British Columbia. Afterword. Contributing Authors. Subject Index. Author Index.

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