Eating an Artichoke

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During a routine parent--teacher conference in November 1991, Echo Fling was told by her son's teacher that his behaviour in class was 'not normal'. After two years at the pre-school, five-year-old Jimmy had failed to make any friends, had recently started to act aggressively towards his classmates, and was beginning to react violently to any changes in his routine. Echo was not taken completely by surprise: she had suspected for some time that her son was different from other children. Over the next five years, ...
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Overview

During a routine parent--teacher conference in November 1991, Echo Fling was told by her son's teacher that his behaviour in class was 'not normal'. After two years at the pre-school, five-year-old Jimmy had failed to make any friends, had recently started to act aggressively towards his classmates, and was beginning to react violently to any changes in his routine. Echo was not taken completely by surprise: she had suspected for some time that her son was different from other children. Over the next five years, she and her husband accompanied Jimmy to doctors, medical specialists, learning consultants and psychologists. Finally, at the age of ten, Jimmy was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome. This is the book that Echo Fling needed when she first set out to have Jimmy diagnosed, and it will enable parents and teachers to understand and help other children with Asperger Syndrome.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781853027116
  • Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
  • Publication date: 2/1/2000
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 207
  • Sales rank: 634,496
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.58 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 9
Preface 11
Acknowledgements 13
1 There's something wrong with your son 15
2 Looking back 22
3 Now what do we do? 26
4 Back to basics 36
5 Kitchen classroom 44
6 Reality check 53
7 Away at school 66
8 Just a lonely boy 78
9 Drugs? 91
10 Out to lunch 100
11 Light at the end of the tunnel 113
12 The heart of my artichoke 122
13 Ch... ch... cha... changes 132
14 Making sense of the sensory 145
15 Holla-daze 156
16 Of things motoric 168
17 My Girly 179
18 Finding his passion--and beyond 188
Afterword: The politics of it all 200
References 206
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2000

    I laughed, I cried, I no longer felt alone!

    Echo's very honest and detailed struggle to find her son was the most reassuring book I've read yet about Asperger's. By the time I finished reading (and crying), I was able to accept my dtr's diagnosis and talk about autism easily. Excellent writing!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2000

    This is the best book on Asperger's I've seen!

    This book was so well written, documenting the journey to get to the diagnosis and even addressing the problems of Asperger siblings. If you want a 'down-to-earth' read, with informative, helpful and entertaining accounts, THIS IS THE ONE!

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