Hitchhiking through Asperger Syndrome

Hitchhiking through Asperger Syndrome

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by Lise Pyles
     
 

ISBN-10: 1853029378

ISBN-13: 9781853029370

Pub. Date: 11/01/2001

Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers

Written from a parent's perspective, this book gives a candid and thoughtful account of one family's trek through the world of Asperger Syndrome. The author makes it very clear that, while professional help can be necessary, parents are in the best position to make a difference in their children's lives and should be in control of, and involved in, their children's

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Written from a parent's perspective, this book gives a candid and thoughtful account of one family's trek through the world of Asperger Syndrome. The author makes it very clear that, while professional help can be necessary, parents are in the best position to make a difference in their children's lives and should be in control of, and involved in, their children's care and education. She offers practical and positive advice on topics including

* diagnosis and self-diagnosis

* dealing with your own reactions and those of others

* types of school and homeschooling

* medication

* dietary issues.

Written in clear, straightforward language, the book does not promote any particular therapy or prescribe fixed solutions, but aims to help parents to ask good questions and come up with answers to suit their own circumstances and children. Full of humour and common sense, Hitchhiking through Asperger Syndrome will make encouraging, inspiring and entertaining reading for all parents of children with Asperger Syndrome.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781853029370
Publisher:
Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date:
11/01/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword. Preface. 1. Our story. 2. What is Asperger Syndrome? 3. Grabbing hold. 4. Coming to terms, moving forward. 5. School in general. 6. School specifics. 7. Homeschooling and home helps. 8. Medication. 9. Diet. 10. Final thoughts. Appendices. References. Index.

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Hitchhiking through Asperger Syndrome 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I read this passage from Lise Pyle's book, Hitchhiking through Asperger Syndrome I knew this was a book written by someone who's Been There Done That: 'Our kids need help in many areas including communication, sensory issues, motor skills, and behavior, and it's often tricky to keep outside services going in all these areas for your child. I can almost guarantee that there will be at least some period of time during your long stretch of parenting when your child will be left in the lurch with some or even all of these issues going unaddressed. At those times, you as a parent will feel, 'No one is going to help. It's all up to me.' And you will be right.' The forward is by Tony Attwood who says (in part): 'This book will help parents achieve that understanding and become not only more knowldgeable but empowered in their ability to achieve real progress.' If I had one book to recommend to parents, it would be this book. It is written is clear language, showing respect for parents in a way that makes this book so valuable in empowering parents to advocate and make decisions for their children. From Chapter 10 'Final Thoughts' in the book: '...I hope my tale has helped to empower you and to convince you that parents can trust their instincts.' Lise Pyles doesn't endorse any one program or idea but lays it out and encourages parents to trust themselves to make the decisions for their children with the empowerment of confidence. Last but not least are the appendices: Diagnostic Criteria, Asperger Syndrome Resources, Social Skills, Idioms, Fifty Five ways to Save Money, Homeschooling Resources, Dietary Resources. A nice subject index makes the book a quick and easy reference guide.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I read this passage from Lise Pyle's book, Hitchhiking through Asperger Syndrome I knew this was a book written by someone who's Been There Done That: 'Our kids need help in many areas including communication, sensory issues, motor skills, and behavior, and it's often tricky to keep outside services going in all these areas for your child. I can almost guarantee that there will be at least some period of time during your long stretch of parenting when your child will be left in the lurch with some or even all of these issues going unaddressed. At those times, you as a parent will feel, 'No one is going to help. It's all up to me.' And you will be right.' The forward is by Tony Attwood who says (in part): 'This book will help parents achieve that understanding and become not only more knowldgeable but empowered in their ability to achieve real progress.' If I had one book to recommend to parents, it would be this book. It is written is clear language, showing respect for parents in a way that makes this book so valuable in empowering parents to advocate and make decisions for their children. From Chapter 10 'Final Thoughts' in the book: '...I hope my tale has helped to empower you and to convince you that parents can trust their instincts.' Lise Pyles doesn't endorse any one program or idea but lays it out and encourages parents to trust themselves to make the decisions for their children with the empowerment of confidence. Last but not least are the appendices: Diagnostic Criteria, Asperger Syndrome Resources, Social Skills, Idioms, Fifty Five ways to Save Money, Homeschooling Resources, Dietary Resources. A nice subject index makes the book a quick and easy reference guide.