Asperger's Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals 1st Edition
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Asperger's Syndrome provides much helpful information about the characteristics of this disorder and strategies for learning skills acquired so easily by others, but with much difficulty by the person with AS. It is an excellent guide that does not rely on scientific terminology for explanations. Chapters on social behaviour, language, interests, routines, physical clumsiness, cognition and sensory sensitivity are written in a very basic language, yet they are quite detailed and informative. Each chapter includes a brief and handy summary of strategies both parents and teachers will find helpful when dealing with children with this disorder. -- NAMI Advocate
Attwood injects a positive note about people with this puzzling syndrome and I found his depth of knowledge and practical experience of people with Asperger's Syndrome, as a parent, a very positive outlook…The section on Frequently asked Questions was better than having a private consultation with a specialist and gave one the sensation of being part of a well informed support group. -- Journal of Learning Disabilities for Nursing, Health and Social Care
One of the leading figures on the lecture circuit, Attwood has written extensively on Asperger's Syndrome and HFA. Despite age, this book still offers tremendous insight into the identification and treatment of children on the higher functioning end of ASD…essential for libraries. -- Library Journal
Tony Attwood is not only an inspiring presenter; he is also an inspiring writer. Tony you have done it again! You have produced another bestseller on Asperger's syndrome. Tony's new book, The Complete Guide to Asperger, is indeed a book for anyone who has an interest or passion in understanding how individuals with Asperger's Syndrome view the neurotypical world. Tony integrates research and practice, highlighting key issues with an abundance of insightful contributions from people with Asperger's Syndrome. His eloquent style of writing is both informative and entertaining. -- Professor Verity Bottroff, School of Medicine, Flinders University, Adelaide, S.A
Tony Attwood's empathy, knowledge and common-sense approach to describing individuals with Asperger's syndrome, highlighting the problems that they and their families, teachers and carers often face, and outlining the practical and achievable strategies for intervention and education is spot-on. Attwood has achieved the rare feat of describing the current state of scientific knowledge in accessible and understandable language. The book is thus a rich source of information…I'm almost embarrassed to find myself writing such an overwhelmingly positive review, but this book was a delight to read from start to finish. Everyone who works in the field, every parent, and I suspect many individuals with Asperger's syndrome will want to read this book. -- Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry
When my daughter Stephanie was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome, I felt I was starting at square one. My daughter had also been diagnosed with a kidney disease at birth but we got the diagnosis when she was 7, and I felt like I had a new child. One name kept coming up during the initial stages of my research: Tony Attwood. His book, Asperger's Syndrome - A Guide for Parents and Professionals was the first I read and though I have read many more since, I can say his is the best one. My daughter's school district was as unfamiliar as I was with Asperger's at first, so, along with other resources, I loaned them the book. The school psychologist said it really helped him to understand and plan a behaviour modification plan for Stephanie. -- Exceptional Parent Magazine
- ASIN : 1853025771
- Publisher : Jessica Kingsley Publishers; 1st edition (January 15, 1998)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 224 pages
- ISBN-10 : 9781853025778
- ISBN-13 : 978-1853025778
- Item Weight : 10.6 ounces
- Dimensions : 6.14 x 0.51 x 9.21 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #328,512 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I wouldn't recommend it for someone already familiar with the topic, or who has done independent research. It is a good intro for people just beginning to learn about Asperger's, which is now, as of DSM-V, is part of the Austism Spectrum Disorder.
My son is 13, so the second section of the video was of great interest: Teenage Issues. Dr. Attwood has many specific, very helpful ideas to help the teen (and older) Aspie --- making friends, finding employment, enjoying life.
The third section is also excellent, and focuses on Anger Management. Thankfully, the focus isn't so much on getting rid of the anger, but helping the individual cope with the world better in the first place (in many situations, the environment needs to be changed), and also cope with his/her feelings when they are very strong.
The price just dropped on this gem. I paid full price for it two weeks ago, and don't feel cheated. School districts everywhere should buy this DVD as a resource for teachers who are trying to help their Aspie students.
The author compares Asperger’s to a thousand piece puzzle without a defining picture. I will add that some of the puzzle pieces may be missing.
In the 1950’s when I was growing up, kids like me were described as different, eccentric, and unsociable. We were loners not because we wanted to be, but because we didn’t know how to join the play and friendships that surrounded us in the schoolyard. Conversation is not something you learn in a books.
People with Asperger’s don’t read body language or facial expressions. I describe it as a type of blindness. I don’t see what others might find obvious.
While this book was written for mental health professionals and teachers, I recommend it for parents and for adults who got the diagnoses late in life. Teens with Asperger’s will also appreciate the insight. The author will answer your questions.
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This book arrived in good condition, well packed and in masses of time