A Strange World – Autism, Asperger's Syndrome and PDD-NOS: A Guide for Parents, Partners, Professional Carers, and People with ASDs (Google eBook)

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Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Oct 15, 2004 - Psychology - 416 pages
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A Strange World is an intriguing and comprehensive guide to autistic spectrum disorders presented from a new scientific perspective. Delfos's biopsychological model provides a strong theoretical analysis of the nature of autism and what problems it can cause. She offers practical advice on how to approach these problems from the various perspectives of autistic children, adolescents and adults, as well as parents and carers of autistic people. Balancing theory and practice, Delfos incorporates the findings of current research, and moves beyond. She addresses issues such as differences between men and women with autistic spectrum disorders, and the question of what is `normal', illustrating her points with many real life examples. A Strange World is both an accessible resource for parents and an important textbook for students and professionals.
  

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Contents

Foreword by Tony Attwood
11
Preface
13
What is it?
15
1 Introduction
17
2 Predisposition or environment
31
3 Differences between men and women
53
4 Autistic disorders
84
5 The core of the problem
104
10 Resistance to change
268
11 Coping with anxiety and obsession
302
12 Coping with aggression
332
13 Acquired social anxiety
350
14 Epilogue
363
DIAGNOSIS
365
INTERNET ADDRESSES
379
SUMMARY OF KAREN WILLIAMS ARTICLE
383

What can you do about it?
161
6 Before and after diagnosis
163
7 Stimulating meother differentiation and empathy
173
8 Social skills
200
9 Forming friendships and relationships
240

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About the author (2004)

Martine F. Delfos, PhD, is a psychologist who works with clients with a broad spectrum of behavioural problems and who is committed to the development of theoretical models that are directly applicable in the daily work of professionals. She is the author of several books in the fields of child psychology, autism and behavioural difficulties, including Children and Behavioural Problems, also published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

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