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

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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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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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