Asperger's Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals

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Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 1998 - Family & Relationships - 224 pages
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Publisher's description: 'Parents, other family members and professionals have to understand the point of view of people with Asperger's Syndrome in order to work with them effectively. The strength of Tony Attwood's book is that he has made the essential imaginative leap into the Asperger world. He has real empathy with the children and adults he writes about and his sympathy, knowledge and common sense come through on every page. Readers will appreciate the detailed discussions of the problems people with the syndrome will encounter and the practical suggestions for helping to overcome or compensate for them. This is a book to be read and consulted over and over again.' - From the foreword by Lorna Wing 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.

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Great overview of Asperger's Sydrome. - Goodreads
this book is a great reference for parents. - Goodreads
OK for a short read for overview. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Doan Huong - Goodreads

The book is the Bible of Asperger's Syndrome. I recommend the book for everybody who wants to understand carefully about the issue. It deserves 5 stars <3. Read full review

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User Review  - Alexis Graham - Goodreads

I was personally able to relate to so many of the experiences outlined in this book. I also came to better understand myself and others with Aspergers. I do wish the author had provided accounts of ... Read full review


Foreword by Lorna Wing
Social Behaviour
Resource Material on Emotions and Friendships
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About the author (1998)

Tony Attwood is a practising clinical psychologist 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.

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