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The Asperger's Answer Book: Professional Answers to 300 of the Top Questions Parents Ask

The Asperger's Answer Book: Professional Answers to 300 of the Top Questions Parents Ask

by Susan Ashley Ph.D.

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Answering all the questions you may have! The Asperger's Answer Book helps parents easily understand their child's diagnosis and develop a plan for success!

It is currently estimated that over 500,000 families struggle with Asperger's Syndrome, a highly prevalent yet difficult to diagnose disorder that affects hundreds of thousands of children and adults.

In a time when parents are overwhelmed with confusing—and often conflicting—information, The Asperger's Answer Book provides them with clear and confident counsel. Written by an experienced child psychologist, The Asperger's Answer Book covers such topics as:

  • Is it autism or is it Asperger's?
  • Getting your child evaluated
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Routines and rituals
  • Motor skills
  • Sensory sensitivity
  • Growing up with Asperger's Syndrome

Written in an easy-to-read Q&A format, The Asperger's Answer Book helps parents understand and accept their child's illness and develop a plan for success.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781402231797
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 10/01/2006
Series: Special Needs Parenting Answer Book
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Susan Ashley, Ph.D., author of The ADD & ADHD Answer Book, is the founder and director of Ashley Children's Psychology Center and has been specializing in ADD and ADHD since 1990. A graduate of UCLA and California School of Professional Psychology, she has over 20 years of education, training and experience working with children and families.

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What is Asperger's Disorder?
Asperger's Disorder, which will be referred to as AD throughout this book, is considered a pervasive developmental disorder. This means it causes significant problems in many areas of the child's development, including socialization, communication, behavior, thinking, and activities.
Children, teens, and adults who have AD have significant problems with:

1. Socializing with others
2. Thinking
3. Emotions
4. Intense preoccupation with one or two topics
5. Repetitive routines, behaviors, and movements
6. Play
7. Speech and language
8. Motor skills
9. Sensitivity to sensations of sound, light, or touch

Individuals with AD are different from people with other pervasive developmental disorders in that they do not have significant delays in language, cognitive development, or self-help skills.
Symptoms of AD are seen in every setting, including at home, in the classroom, on the playground, and in after-school and extracurricular activities. Virtually every area of the AD child's life is affected.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: The ABCs of Asperger's Disorder
Chapter 2: Getting Your Child Evaluated
Chapter 3: Coexisting Disorders
Chapter 4: Social Skills
Chapter 5: Thinking Patterns
Chapter 6: Emotional Intelligence
Chapter 7: Special Interests, Routines, and Play
Chapter 8: Language, Motor Skills, and Sensory Sensitivity
Chapter 9: Succeeding in School
Chapter 10: Improving Behavior
Chapter 11: Self-Esteem
Chapter 12: Growing up with Asperger's

Appendix A: The 5 Most Important Lists You Need
Appendix B: Section 504 Accommodations and
Appendix C: What Your AD Child Wants You to Know
Appendix D: Teacher Information List
Appendix E: Behavior Charts
Appendix F: Recommended Reading and Resources

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