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How to Live with Autism and Asperger Syndrome

How to Live with Autism and Asperger Syndrome

Practical Strategies for Parents and Professionals

  • Author: Chris Williams,Barry Wright,Olive Young
  • Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • ISBN: 9781843101840
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Page: 336
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This accessible introduction to caring for a child with autism is an ideal resource for the families of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders as well as for the professionals who work with them. In clear and simple language and with many illustrations, the authors explain the nature of this condition and its variations, and tackle common problems experienced in everyday activities such as eating, sleeping and going to the toilet. They also suggest strategies for coping with aggression and tantrums, approaches to preoccupations and compulsions, and suggest ways in which to improve communication and social skills. Based on up-to-date research and using many case examples, the authors consider each problem and its causes step by step, and suggest a number of solutions.

Autism and Asperger Syndrome in Adults

Autism and Asperger Syndrome in Adults

  • Author: Luke Beardon
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1847094465
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 128
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Estimated to affect just over 1 per cent of the adult population in the UK - some 700,000 individuals – autism is still persistently viewed as a disorder or impairment – but, this concept needs to be challenged. Written by a university lecturer with several years’ experience in the field, this book presents an up-to-date overview of autism and Asperger syndrome, and comments on the realities of adult life including further and higher education, employment, dating and parenthood. For autistic children, teenagers and adults, their families and friends, and any professionals interested in autism. Topics include: Terminology and what’s preferred Common myths and stereotypes Diagnosis and related issues Tips for undiagnosed adults Understanding how autism impacts on the individual Sensory issues Transition into adulthood Friendships and intimate relationships The Criminal Justice System - what happens when autistic people break the law In this sensitive and insightful book, Dr Luke Beardon asserts that there are many hugely intelligent, empathic, kind, caring, loyal and skilled autistic individuals – so it’s time to treat them as such and respect their differences.

Autism and Asperger Syndrome

Autism and Asperger Syndrome

  • Author: Simon Baron-Cohen
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 019850490X
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 157
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A new edition of Simon Baron-Cohen's highly successful Autism: The Facts, updated to cover the important subgroup of patients with Asperger syndrome. Written first and foremost as a guide for parents, but required reading for interested professionals, it covers the recognition and diagnosis of these conditions, their biological and physiological causes, and the various treatments and educational techniques available. It presents the facts, allowing the reader to take an informed positionabout the condition.

Communication Issues in Autism and Asperger Syndrome

Communication Issues in Autism and Asperger Syndrome

Do We Speak the Same Language?

  • Author: Olʹga Bogdashina
  • Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • ISBN: 9781843102670
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 288
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Providing a theoretical foundation for understanding communication and language impairments specific to autism, Olga Bogdashina explores the effects of different perceptual and cognitive styles on the communication and language development of autistic children. She stresses the importance of identifying each autistic individual's nonverbal language - which can be visual, tactile, kinaesthetic, auditory, olfactory or gustatory - with a view to establish a shared means of verbal communication. She offers an explanation of why certain approaches, for example PECS, might work with some autistic children but not others. Offering real insights, the `What They Say' sections enable the reader to see through the eyes of autistic individuals and to understand their language differences first hand. `What We Can Do to Help' sections throughout the book give practical recommendations on what to do in order to help autistic individuals use their natural mechanisms to learn and develop social and communicative skills. The final chapters are devoted to assessment and intervention issues with practical recommendations for selecting appropriate methods and techniques to enhance communication, based on the specific mode of communication a person uses.

Writers on the Spectrum

Writers on the Spectrum

How Autism and Asperger Syndrome Have Influenced Literary Writing

  • Author: Julie Brown
  • Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • ISBN: 1843109131
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 236
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Some of the world's most celebrated authors indicate signs of autism and AS. Through analysis of biographies, autobiographies, letters and diaries, Professor Julie Brown identifies literary talents who display characteristics of Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and uncovers the similarities in their writing that suggest atypical, autistic brains.

A Parent's Guide to Asperger Syndrome and High-functioning Autism

A Parent's Guide to Asperger Syndrome and High-functioning Autism

How to Meet the Challenges and Help Your Child Thrive

  • Author: Sally Ozonoff,Geraldine Dawson,James McPartland
  • Publisher: Guilford Press
  • ISBN: 9781572305311
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 278
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Presents definitions, diagnosis, causes, and treatments, and discusses day-to-day living, channeling a child's strengths, examples and solutions to basic problems, and dealing with home, school, and life as an adult.

Autism and Asperger Syndrome

Autism and Asperger Syndrome

  • Author: Uta Frith
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521386081
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 247
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Is Asperger syndrome a syndrome in its own right or is it a form of autism? Sufferers from the syndrome are like autistic individuals in that they show the same kind of impairments from early childhood; yet they are unlike them in being far more verbally articulate and socially adapted. They can be highly intelligent and reminiscent of eccentrics with their unusual interests, special skills and unworldliness. In this volume several of the major experts in the field discuss the diagnostic criteria of the syndrome, named after Hans Asperger who first described the condition in the 1940s, and illustrate their views with case studies drawn from their clinical practice. They also provide surprisingly practical suggestions on the education and management of autistic children. Current opinion on Asperger syndrome and its relationship to autism is fraught with disagreement and hampered by ignorance. This book gives the first coherent account of Asperger syndrome as a distinct variant of autism.

Autism and Asperger Syndrome

Autism and Asperger Syndrome

Busting the Myths

  • Author: Lynn W. Adams
  • Publisher: Plural Pub Incorporated
  • ISBN: 9781597560832
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 117
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This new text provides current information regarding both autism and Asperger syndrome, focusing on the educational, communication, cognitive, and social challenges associated with each disorder. The book provides accessible information for speech-language pathologists, educators, other professionals, and parents alike, addressing the issues of assessment and diagnosis as well as empirically supported treatment strategies. It is also well-suited for graduate or undergraduate courses.

A Best Practice Guide to Assessment and Intervention for Autism and Asperger Syndrome in Schools

A Best Practice Guide to Assessment and Intervention for Autism and Asperger Syndrome in Schools

  • Author: Lee A. Wilkinson
  • Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • ISBN: 9780857003751
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 208
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*Winner in the Education/Academic category of the 2011 Next Generation Indie Book Awards* *Shortlisted for the 2011 NASEN Award 'The Special Needs Academic Book'* With a focus on best practice and the importance of early diagnosis, this book provides a practical and scientifically-based approach to the assessment and diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome and autism spectrum conditions. This book offers a balance of conceptual, practical and empirical information designed to bridge the research-to-practice gap in identifying, assessing, and treating school-aged children with autism-related conditions. Assessment tools and intervention strategies will support school-based professionals in: · identifying and assessing young people with high-functioning autism spectrum conditions · developing and implementing classroom-based intervention programs · initiating a dialogue between parents and teachers · accessing community resources · promoting special needs advocacy. With illustrative case studies, FAQs, quick reference boxes, and a glossary, this accessible guide will appeal to teachers, counsellors, psychologists, social work practitioners and students.

Asperger's on the Job

Asperger's on the Job

Must-Have Advice for People with Asperger's Or High Functioning Autism, and Their Employers, Educators, and Advocates

  • Author: Rudy Simone
  • Publisher: Future Horizons
  • ISBN: 1935274090
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 156
  • View: 6807
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Up to 85% of the Asperger's population are without full-time employment, though many have above-average intelligence. Rudy Simone, an adult with Asperger's Syndrome and an accomplished author, consultant, and musician, created this insightful resource to help employers, educators, and therapists accommodate this growing population, and to help people with Asperger's find and keep gainful employment. Rudy's candid advice is based on her personal experiences and the experiences of over fifty adults with Asperger's from all over the world, in addition to their employers and numerous experts in the field. Detailed lists provide balanced guidelines for success, while Rudy's "Interview Tips" and "Personal Job Map" tools will help Aspergians, young or old, find their employment niche. There is more to a job than what the tasks are: from social blunders, to sensory issues, to bullying by coworkers, Simone presents solutions to difficult challenges. Readers will be enriched, enlightened, and ready to work--together!