Asperger's Syndrome: A Guide to Helping Your Child Thrive at Home and at School

Asperger's Syndrome: A Guide to Helping Your Child Thrive at Home and at School

by Melinda Docter, Syed Naqvi

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ISBN-13: 9780470140147
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 09/07/2010
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 224
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

Introduction 1

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

Index 209

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Asperger's Syndrome: A Guide to Helping Your Child Thrive at Home and at School 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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"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.