The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome

The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome

by Tony Attwood

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The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome by Tony Attwood

The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome is the definitive handbook for anyone affected by Asperger's syndrome (AS). Now including a new introduction explaining the impact of DSM-5 on the diagnosis and approach to AS, it brings together a wealth of information on all aspects of the syndrome for children through to adults.

Drawing on case studies and personal accounts from Attwood's extensive clinical experience, and from his correspondence with individuals with AS, this book is both authoritative and extremely accessible. Chapters examine:

* causes and indications of the syndrome
* the diagnosis and its effect on the individual
* theory of mind
* the perception of emotions in self and others
* social interaction, including friendships
* long-term relationships
* teasing, bullying and mental health issues
* the effect of AS on language and cognitive abilities, sensory sensitivity, movement and co-ordination skills
* career development.

There is also an invaluable frequently asked questions chapter and a section listing useful resources for anyone wishing to find further information on a particular aspect of AS, as well as literature and educational tools.

Essential reading for families and individuals affected by AS as well as teachers, professionals and employers coming in contact with people with AS, this book should be on the bookshelf of anyone who needs to know or is interested in this complex condition.

'I usually say to the child, "Congratulations, you have Asperger's syndrome", and explain that this means he or she is not mad, bad or defective, but has a different way of thinking.'
- from The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781846425592
Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date: 09/28/2006
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 214,256
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Tony Attwood is a practising clinical psychologist with more than 25 years' experience. He has worked with over 2000 individuals of all ages with Asperger's syndrome. He presents workshops and runs training courses for parents, professionals and individuals with AS all over the world and is a prolific author of articles and books on the subject.
Tony Attwood, PhD, is a clinical psychologist from Brisbane, Australia, with over 30 years of experience with individuals with autism spectrum disorders. He is currently Adjunct Professor at Griffith University in Queensland.

Table of Contents

Introduction. 1. What is Asperger's Syndrome? 2. The Diagnosis. 3. Social Understanding and Friendship. 4. Teasing and Bullying. 5. Theory of Mind. 6. The Understanding and Expression of Emotions. 7. Special Interests. 8. Language. 9. Cognitive Abilities. 10. Movement and Coordination. 11. Sensory Sensitivity. 12. Life After School: college and career. 13. Long-term Relationships. 14. Psychotherapy. 15. Frequently Asked Questions. References. Subject index. Author index.

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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is very user friendly and provides a detailed explanation of asperberger's and the varied behaviors exressed by individuals on the spectrum. My family is very new to PDD. After 12 years, of parenting a child with difficult behaviors, this book has helped me understand my child better.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As a parent of a child with high functioning autism, I have many books on aspergers and autism on my shelves and in my nook. I have referenced none as often as this one. This book is perfect for anyone who wants real information and not the latest fad diet experiment. It is divided into chunks that are easy to understand and the index is very useful for quickly finding a topic. I highly recommend this book to anyone who would like to learn more about aspergers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago