Raising Children with Asperger's Syndrome and High-functioning Autism: Championing the Individual [NOOK Book]

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If you have a child with Asperger's syndrome (AS) or high-functioning autism, conventional parenting principles will often prove insufficient and unproductive. This intelligent companion has all the answers, explanations and advice to enable parents to feel confident in providing effective support for their child with AS or high-functioning autism. The author explains how to help develop social and communication skills, clarifies the type of assistance needed from outside the family (and where to find it), and ...
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Raising Children with Asperger's Syndrome and High-functioning Autism: Championing the Individual

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Overview

If you have a child with Asperger's syndrome (AS) or high-functioning autism, conventional parenting principles will often prove insufficient and unproductive. This intelligent companion has all the answers, explanations and advice to enable parents to feel confident in providing effective support for their child with AS or high-functioning autism. The author explains how to help develop social and communication skills, clarifies the type of assistance needed from outside the family (and where to find it), and includes suggestions on how to ensure that the needs of other siblings are also met.

Written from the insightful perspective of a child psychiatrist, this very practical book will provide concrete help for parents and carers. The experience and expertise shared will also be useful for all professionals working with children with AS or high-functioning autism and their families.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780857006608
  • Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
  • Publication date: 6/15/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,323,317
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Yuko Yoshida M.D. is a child psychiatrist at the Yokohama Psycho-Developmental Clinic in Japan, which specializes in diagnosing and treating children with autism spectrum and other developmental disorders. She is also Managing Director of the Institute of PsychoEducation for Children. She has over 20 years' clinical experience and has taken training courses taught by Lorna Wing and Judith Gould, and she is one of only a handful of professionals in Japan certified to use the Diagnostic Interview for Social and Communication Disorders (DISCO). She is the author of How To Be Yourself in a World That's Different: An Asperger Syndrome Guide for Adolescents, also published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Lorna Wing. Introduction. 1. What is Autism? I. â??Disabilityâ?? â?? or â??Individualityâ??? II. The Autism Spectrum. III. Other Medical Information. IV. Disorders Similar to or Comorbid with ASDs. 2. Rethinking Your Parenting Style. I. Nurturing Communication Skills. II. How to Provide Supports for Impairments of Social Imagination. III. Skills That Compensate for Impaired Socialization. IV. Helping Daily Life Run Smoothly (12 Q & A). 3. The Way Forward. I. Find Someone You Can Consult. II. If There Are Siblings. III. Some Final Advice. Afterword. Appendix 1. Overview of Technical Terminology and Diagnostic Criteria. Appendix 2. Communicating with Your Child's Kindergarten or Day Care Centre. A Handy Reference to the Supports Described in This Book. Bibliography.
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