Asperger Syndrome and Difficult Moments: Practical Solutions for Tantrums, Rage and Meltdown

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Jessica Kingsley, 1999 - Medical - 106 pages
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Written for parents and professionals, this text offers practical solutions to the day-to-day challenges facing individuals with Asperger Syndrome, and their families. The book discusses how to deal with tantrums, meltdowns and difficult behaviour. Topics covered include: the characteristics of Asperger Syndrome and their impact on behaviour, stages of the meltdown cycle, the role of antecedent behaviours, functional assessment, strategies promoting social skills development, including self-awareness, self-calming and self-management, solutions for parents, including organization and support, and daily routines. The book's main focus is on various stages of the meltdown cycle and functional analysis as a means of determining why behaviours occur.

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Outlines the characteristics of Asperger syndrome which may have an impact on behaviour. It then looks at the rage cycle and functional assessment of related behaviours. This leads to suggested ... Read full review

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About the author (1999)

Brenda Smith Myles is Associate Professor in the Department of Special Education at the University of Kansas, where she codirects a graduate program in Asperger syndrome and autism. She has written numerous articles and books, including Asperger Syndrome and Difficult Moments: Practical Solutions for Tantrums, Rage, and Meltdowns and Asperger Syndrome and Adolescence: Practical Solutions for School Success, the winner of the Autism Society of America's outstanding literary work in 2002. Dr. Myles is on the executive boards of several organizations, including the Organization for Autism Research and MAAP Services, Inc.

MSW, University of Kansas and Crittenton Behavioral Health Center, with years of experience in research and practice in special education, autism, social work and Asperger Syndrome.

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