Help for the Child with Asperger's Syndrome

Overview

Parents of children diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome frequently find themselves embarking on an exhausting and disheartening hunt for the services and interventions that their child needs - and is entitled to. Gretchen Mertz presents a readable and comprehensive parent's guide to developing an intervention program for a child with AS. Beginning with the search for a diagnosis, she outlines an accessible overview of the helpful and appropriate services that are available, how to find them and get funding for ...

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Overview

Parents of children diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome frequently find themselves embarking on an exhausting and disheartening hunt for the services and interventions that their child needs - and is entitled to. Gretchen Mertz presents a readable and comprehensive parent's guide to developing an intervention program for a child with AS. Beginning with the search for a diagnosis, she outlines an accessible overview of the helpful and appropriate services that are available, how to find them and get funding for them, what to expect of them, and how to evaluate them. The issues raised and the information given will be pertinent to any parent of a child that has (or may have) AS. It will also be an invaluable resource for social workers, psychologists and psychiatrists who wish to find or offer appropriate support for children with Asperger's Syndrome.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781843107804
  • Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/29/2004
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 9
1 Finding a diagnosis 19
2 Be aware of similar and overlapping diagnoses 24
3 The usefulness of diagnosis 43
4 Finding a program 59
5 Speech therapy 63
6 Occupational therapy 66
7 Related therapies 76
8 What's needed for students with Asperger's syndrome 89
9 Just what you're entitled to 98
10 How to get it 103
11 Coordinating therapy among healthcare system, school, and home 141
12 Home front hints 155
App. I Diagnostic criteria for disorders related to Asperger's syndrome 177
App. II Sample IEPs, NORAs, BIPs, and FBAs 180
App. III Sample blank Section 504 service plan 189
App. IV Key sections of IDEA regulations 191
App. V Key sections of Section 504 regulations 207
App. VI When and how to hire a lawyer 212
App. VII State government numbers for information on medical assistance 215
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