Eating an Artichoke: A Mother's Perspective on Asperger Syndrome
During a routine parent-teacher conference in November 1991, Echo Fling was told by her son's teacher that his behaviour in class was `not normal'. After two years at the pre-school, five-year-old Jimmy had failed to make any friends, had recently started to act aggressively towards his classmates, and was beginning to react violently to any changes in his routine. Echo was not taken completely by surprise: she had suspected for some time that her son was different from other children. Over the next five years, she and her husband accompanied Jimmy to doctors, medical specialists, learning consultants and psychologists. Finally, at the age of ten, Jimmy was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome.
This is the book that Echo Fling needed when she first set out to have Jimmy diagnosed, and it will enable parents and teachers to understand and help other children with Asperger Syndrome.
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Review: Eating an Artichoke: A Mother's Perspective on Asperger SyndromeUser Review - Cynthia - Goodreads
You read books like this searching for answers. I'm not sure I found any, but I'm glad Mrs. Fling shared her family's experience. Read full review
Review: Eating an Artichoke: A Mother's Perspective on Asperger SyndromeUser Review - Rebekah M. - Goodreads
It's not the AS that I fear. It's the public eye, finding the right learning environments, and learning to cope with the disability. I began to love Jimmy while reading this; what a brave and tender ... Read full review
Theres something wrong with your son
Now what do we do?
Back to basics
Out to lunch
Light at the end of the tunnel
The heart of my artichoke
Ch ch cha changes
Making sense of the sensory
Of things motoric