How parents can help children with Asperger's Syndrome to grow and prosper
If you are raising a child with Asperger's Syndrome, it can be a real challenge to find answers to your questions and make decisions while trying to keep pace with the latest developments in research and changes in the growth and behavior of your child. This book comes to the rescue by combining the latest medical information and interventions with clearcut strategies to help your child thrive at home and at school.
- Covers the biological, psychological, social, and spiritual development of children with Asperger's syndrome from 18 months
- Presents the most up-to-date scientific data on Asperger's Syndrome, including the latest neuro-imaging research
- Offers practical strategies for shaping social interactions, coping with repetitive thoughts and behavior, addressing sensory needs or avoidance, encouraging interests without enabling obsessions, and other challenges
- Reviews the advantages and disadvantages of available medical treatments, complementary therapies, and early intervention strategies
- Written by a medical doctor and an educator who has a child with Asperger's
From getting a diagnosis, to finding the best schooling options, to helping your child with day-to-day issues and challenges, Asperger's Syndrome is an essential practical resource you will turn to again and again for reliable and current information.
|Publisher:||Turner Publishing Company|
|Edition description:||First Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
MELINDA DOCTER, ED.D., is the principal at Junior Blind of America's Special Education School, which provides services to children with multiple severe disabilities and autism. She was previously the principal at The Help Group's Village Glen School, which specializes in education and behavior intervention for children with autism and Asperger's syndrome.
SYED NAQVI, M.D., F.A.P.A., is director of the Pediatric PsychopharmacologyClinic in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He provides state-of-the-art psychopharmacological treatment to children with autism, Asperger's syndrome, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and other disorders.
Table of Contents
1 A Mother's Longing to Understand Her Son 5
2 Diagnostic Challenges in Asperger's Syndrome 15
3 Comorbid Disorders: Isn't Having Just Asperger's Syndrome Enough? 31
4 The Parents' Guide to Recognizing and Diagnosing Asperger's Syndrome 39
5 The Next Steps 45
6 Repetitive Thoughts and Behaviors: When Your Child Can't Stop Thinking about Vacuums or Similar Objects 55
7 Theory of Mind: How to Walk in My Shoes 69
8 ADHD and Executive Function: Putting Your Thoughts in Order 79
9 Communication: The Door to Friendships, Independence, and Knowledge 89
10 Anxiety and Depression: Worries and Sadness 105
11 Sensory Needs or Avoidance: Itchy Clothes, Smelly Foods, Noisy Rooms 115
12 Behavior as Communication: I Will Make You Understand Even If My Words Don't Make Sense 127
13 Current Research in Neuroimaging 145
Appendix: Forms and Templates 151
Student Information Sheet 153
Team Meeting Notes 167
Autistic Spectrum Disorder Intake Form 174
Behavior Tally Sheet 181
Antecedent-Behavior-Consequence Data Sheet 188
Behavior Support Plan 195
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
"There are lots of books on Autism written for parents that provide information of how to access services at schools and in the community. "Asperger's Syndrome: A Guide to Helping Your Child Thrive at Home and at School" goes further and provides parents and professionals expert information that can help children with high functioning autism and asperger's reach their full potential. This is a must read for anyone who supports and/or loves a special needs child." Areva D. Martin, Esq.