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Asperger's Syndrome / Edition 1

Asperger's Syndrome / Edition 1

by Tony Attwood, Lorna Wing
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Tony Attwood's guide will assist parents and professionals with the identification, treatment and care of both children and adults with Asperger's Syndrome. The book provides a description and analysis of the unusual characteristics of the syndrome and practical strategies to reduce those that are most conspicuous or debilitating. Beginning with a chapter on diagnosis, including an assessment test, the book covers all aspects of the syndrome from language to social behaviour and motor clumsiness, concluding with a chapter based on the questions most frequently asked by those who come into contact with individuals with this syndrome.

Covering the available literature in full, this guide brings together the most relevant and useful information on Asperger's Syndrome, incorporating case studies from the author's own practical experience as a Clinical Psychologist, with examples of, and numerous quotations from people with Asperger's Syndrome.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781853025778
Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date: 10/01/1997
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 366,818
Product dimensions: 6.26(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.67(d)

About the Author

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

Preface. 1.Diagnosis. 2.Social Behaviour. 3.Language. 4.Interests and Routine. 5.Motor Clumsiness. 6.Cognition. 7.Sensory Sensitivity. 8.Frequently Asked Questions. References. Appendices: Resource Material on Emotions and Friendship and Diagnostic Criteria. Index.

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Asperger's Syndrome 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My son was miss diagnosed summer of 1999 with Asperger's, but he is now labelled as PDD-NOS. This book gave me so much insight into Alex, I got the book about 3 weeks after the diagnoses and it helped me nderstand my child's behavior and actions (or non-actions) within 2 hours. I cried realizing my son was not 'normal' but it also gave me hope. I bought two copies and let his teacher read it and made my Mom read it, so that she understood that he had a problem and that he was not 'spoiled'. In fact my Mom now realizes that my younger brother and father had this (PDD-NOS) This book is easy to read for non-experts.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book contains important and helpful information for those who desire to understand Asperger's Syndrome. The content is easy to read, well-organized, and relevant.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was truely written for the parents and those in professions that deal with children with no previous knowledge of the syndrome in mind. It gives step by step descriptions of symptoms of the disorder.The reviews at the end of the chapters are quick and easy reference. The question and answer section in the back of the book is right on target!! Thank you Tony Attwood for helping me understand my son (and myself) much better!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago