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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User Review  - Rachel Lein - Goodreads

I was hoping for something a little more detailed, I suppose. This book just didn't give me what I was looking for. As someone else had mentioned, the author seems to have the *ideal world* in mind ... Read full review

Review: The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome

User Review  - Dawn M - Goodreads

VERY good and complete survey of Asperger's. Attwood covers all the bases, and then some. What drew me to this book officially was that he has much experience with how Asperger's displays in females. If you are someone on the spectrum or know someone who is, this book is a wealth of information. Read full review


1 What is Aspergers Syndrome?
2 The Diagnosis
3 Social Understanding and Friendship
4 Teasing and Bullying
5 Theory of Mind
6 The Understanding and Expression of Emotions
7 Special Interests
11 Sensory Sensitivity
College and Career
13 Longterm Relationships
14 Psychotherapy
15 Frequently Asked Questions

8 Language
9 Cognitive Abilities
10 Movement and Coordination

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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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