The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome

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Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2006 - Psychology - 397 pages
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'I usually say to the child, "Congratulations, you have Asperger's syndrome", and explain that this means he or she is not mad, bad or defective, but has a different way of thinking.'- from The Complete Guide to Asperger's SyndromeThe Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome is the definitive handbook for anyone affected by Asperger's syndrome (AS). It brings together a wealth of information on all aspects of the syndrome for children through to adults.Drawing on case studies and personal accounts from Attwood's extensive clinical experience, and from his correspondence with individuals with AS, this book is both authoritative and extremely accessible. Chapters examine: * causes and indications of the syndrome * the diagnosis and its effect on the individual * theory of mind * the perception of emotions in self and others * social interaction, including friendships * long-term relationships * teasing, bullying and mental health issues * the effect of AS on language and cognitive abilities, sensory sensitivity, movement and co-ordination skills * career development.There is also an invaluable frequently asked questions chapter and a section listing useful resources for anyone wishing to find further information on a particular aspect of AS, as well as literature and educational tools.Essential reading for families and individuals affected by AS as well as teachers, professionals and employers coming in contact with people with AS, this book should be on the bookshelf of anyone who needs to know or is interested in this complex condition.
  

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Review: The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome

User Review  - Tracy Fry - Goodreads

This was the very first book I picked up after my older son was diagnosed with Asperger's. Rather than describe Asperger's as a disability, Tony Attwood shares what his patients with Asperger's have ... Read full review

Review: The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome

User Review  - Stefania - Goodreads

This book, and a series of books I read related to this subject, opened a whole new world of possibilities on behavior, disease and cure. It made me realize there's much more than neurosis, psychosis ... Read full review

Contents

Preface
9
1 What is Aspergers Syndrome?
11
2 The Diagnosis
35
3 Social Understanding and Friendship
55
4 Teasing and Bullying
95
5 Theory of Mind
112
6 The Understanding and Expression of Emotions
128
7 Special Interests
172
11 Sensory Sensitivity
271
College and Career
292
13 Longterm Relationships
304
14 Psychotherapy
316
15 Frequently Asked Questions
327
Glossary
348
Resources
351
References
359

8 Language
202
9 Cognitive Abilities
228
10 Movement and Coordination
259

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About the author (2006)

Tony Attwood is a practising clinical psychologist with more than 25 years' experience. He has worked with over 2000 individuals of all ages with Asperger's syndrome. He presents workshops and runs training courses for parents, professionals and individuals with AS all over the world and is a prolific author of articles and books on the subject.

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