From School Library Journal
Grade 9 Up–Those who have this developmental disorder or who know someone who does will benefit from this informative, easy-to-understand book. In addition to describing the manifestations of Asperger's, which include difficulties in social situations, obsessive pursuit of unusual interests, and under- or overreaction to sensory stimuli, Rosaler discusses ways to help the individual, common misconceptions, theories surrounding the condition, and more.–Lynn Evarts, Sauk Prairie High School, Prairie du Sac, WI
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Gr. 6-9. This book from the Coping series introduces Asperger syndrome, a neurological disorder related to autism, taking a look at symptoms, treatments, and the increasing awareness and changing views surrounding it. Two interesting chapters deal with the needs of children with Asperger syndrome and how they are met (or not) in schools. Although the book occasionally seems to address adults, it is one of the first overviews to present what is known in a manner that is accessible to younger readers. Appendixes include a glossary, bibliographies, source notes, and lists of organizations in the U.S and Canada that readers can contact for help. Carolyn PhelanCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved