How to Be Yourself in a World That's Different

How to Be Yourself in a World That's Different

by Yuko Yoshida
     
 

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The book features a clear explanation of the triad of impairments three sets of characteristics shared by everyone who has AS and describes non-triad symptoms that are common to people on the autism spectrum, such as a hypersensitivity to touch and difficulties with balance and coordination. The characteristics and symptoms of other syndromes that often coincide

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The book features a clear explanation of the triad of impairments three sets of characteristics shared by everyone who has AS and describes non-triad symptoms that are common to people on the autism spectrum, such as a hypersensitivity to touch and difficulties with balance and coordination. The characteristics and symptoms of other syndromes that often coincide with AS are also discussed, for example AD/HD, learning disorders, and tics, as well as the temporary states of mental dysfunction that people with AS tend to be predisposed to, including depression, anxiety, obsessive and compulsive behaviors, and catatonia. This informative and encouraging text highlights the positive aspects of autism spectrum conditions, such as diligence, fairness, and a knack for unique ideas, but it also acknowledges the daily challenges faced by young people with AS and, crucially, offers strategies for dealing with these. Using case examples, Yoshida explores the difficulties of disclosing a diagnosis, takes readers through the stages of practicing key social skills, and offers advice on seeking support.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781843105046
Publisher:
Jessica Kingsley Limited
Publication date:
11/15/2006
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
914,013
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

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