The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome / Edition 1

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Overview

The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome is the definitive handbook for anyone affected by Asperger's syndrome (AS). It brings together a wealth of information on all aspects the syndrome for children through to adults.

Drawing on case studies and personal accounts from Attwood's extensive clinical experience, and from his correspondence with individuals with AS, this book is both authoritative and extremely accessible.

Essential reading for families and individuals affected by AS as well as teachers, professional and employers coming in contact with people with AS this book should be on the bookshelf of anyone who needs to know or is interested in this complex condition.

About the Author:
Tony Attwood is a practising clinical psychologist with more than 25 years' experience

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In 1998, Australian clinical psychologist Attwood published Asperger's Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals, which quickly established him as an international expert on the condition. Here, he updates research in this rapidly evolving field, offering a wealth of information on childhood, college, long-term relationships, and careers. He gives comprehensive coverage of topics such as friendship, bullying, special interests, and theory of mind. Each chapter begins with a quote from Hans Asperger himself and includes firsthand experiences from individuals with Asperger's, including Temple Grandin, Liane Holliday Willey, and Stephen Shore. Particularly helpful are the "Key Points and Strategies" at each chapter's end and the detailed FAQs, glossary, resources, and references sections. Attwood writes, "I usually say to the child, `Congratulations, you have Asperger's syndrome,' and explain that this means he or she is not mad, bad or defective, but has a different way of thinking." His work skillfully brings together the current information on this fascinating condition and is an essential purchase for academic and public libraries. Elizabeth Safford, Nevins Memorial Lib., Methuen, MA Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781843104957
  • Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/28/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 397
  • Sales rank: 804,056
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents


Preface     9
What is Asperger's Syndrome?     11
The Diagnosis     35
Social Understanding and Friendship     55
Teasing and Bullying     95
Theory of Mind     112
The Understanding and Expression of Emotions     128
Special Interests     172
Language     202
Cognitive Abilities     228
Movement and Coordination     259
Sensory Sensitivity     271
Life After School: College and Career     292
Long-term Relationships     304
Psychotherapy     316
Frequently Asked Questions     327
Glossary     348
Resources     351
References     359
Subject Index     382
Author Index     393
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2007

    Great Resource

    This book is very user friendly and provides a detailed explanation of asperberger's and the varied behaviors exressed by individuals on the spectrum. My family is very new to PDD. After 12 years, of parenting a child with difficult behaviors, this book has helped me understand my child better.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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