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Asperger's Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals

by Tony Attwood Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Pub Date:
10/1997
ISBN:
9781853025778
Format:
Pbk 224 pages
Price:
AU$29.99 NZ$31.30
Product Status: In Stock Now
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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.

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.

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.
Is a practising Clinical Psychologist in Queensland who specialises in the field of Asperger's Syndrome. For the last twenty-five years he has met and worked with several hundred individuals with this syndrome, ranging widely in age, ability and background.