Asperger Syndrome in the Family

Redefining Normal

Author: Liane Holliday Willey

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page: 176

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Liane Holliday Willey and one of her daughters both have Asperger Syndrome. In Asperger Syndrome in the Family she looks, with honesty, wisdom and humor, at the implications this has for her family, both the Aspie and the non-Aspie members. Through personal vignettes, frank discussions and practical suggestions for dealing with everything from major to minor Aspie challenges, Liane, her husband and their three daughters bravely open their home to their readers, inviting them to look behind the curtains at their version of Aspie life. Not only does the book underscore the importance of mutual support and respect in an Aspie family - in fact in any family - it offers practical help for families in similar situations. This is a rich and positive book that will speak to all those whose lives have been affected by Asperger Syndrome.

Asperger Syndrome in Adolescence

Living with the Ups, the Downs and Things in Between

Author: Liane Holliday Willey

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page: 336

View: 418

Childhood and adult experiences of individuals with Asperger Syndrome (AS) are becoming increasingly well documented, yet the crucial formative teenage years have, so far, been neglected. Adolescence is a difficult time for any teenager, but when you have Asperger Syndrome this already emotionally complex time of life becomes all the more challenging. Reflecting the views of parents, professionals and those with AS themselves, this book tackles issues that are pertinent to all teenagers, such as sexuality, depression and friendship, as well as discussing topics like disclosure and therapeutic alternatives that are more specific to those with AS. This book aims to make the transition from child to adult as smooth as possible, and is an essential survival guide to adolescence.

Finding Asperger Syndrome in the Family

A Book of Answers

Author: Clare Lawrence

Publisher: Straightforward co Ltd

ISBN:

Category: Asperger's syndrome

Page: 124

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This bestselling book in the Emerald Series is a comprehensive and accessible guide to Autism, Asperger syndrome and their effects on children and family. Not everyone facing the autism spectrum for the first time is ready for complicated or hard to digest material. This book is invaluable in that it takes the form of providing answers to the key questions which are most often raised, and is aimed at the absolute beginner in this field. It will prove invaluable to all those who wish to understand more about this complex area, whether parent or professional.

The Autisms

Author: Mary Coleman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 408

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The Autisms, written by Mary Coleman and Christopher Gillberg, demonstrates that autism, like mental retardation, is a clinical presentation of numerous different diseases, many with genomic underpinnings. In this ground-breaking work, the authors explain in great detail how to clinically diagnose infants, children, adolescents and adults with autistic behavioral features and their psychiatric and neurological work-ups. This new edition contains several chapters on the associated problems of autism, such as intellectual disability, epilepsy, tics, eating disorders and sleep problems, as well as a chapter on epidemiology that documents the historical increase in autism diagnoses. Several chapters summarize the latest data on neuroanatomy, biochemistry and neuropsychology, while three neurogenomics chapters show evidence suggesting that autism occurs due to genetic errors which cause interruption or misdirection of critical neurodevelopmental circuits in the fetal brain. Completely up-to-date, The Autisms is relevant and necessary reading for researchers and clinicians in neuroscience, neurology, pediatrics, psychiatry, and psychology.

Asperger's Syndrome and Adults-- is Anyone Listening?

Essays and Poems by Partners, Parents and Family Members of Adults with Asperger's Syndrome

Author: Karen E. Rodman

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 186

View: 862

Focusing on what is referred to as the Cassandra phenomenon, where the neurotypical partner often needs more emotional guidance than the AS partner, this volume gathers together letters, thoughts and poems to give voice to the loneliness, frustration and love felt by many individuals who are close to one or more people with AS.

A Parent's Guide to Asperger Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism, First Edition

How to Meet the Challenges and Help Your Child Thrive

Author: Sally Ozonoff

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page: 278

View: 493

Asperger Syndrome and high-functioning autism are detected earlier and more accurately today than ever before. Children and teens with these disorders often stand out for their precocious intelligence and language abilities--yet profound social difficulties can limit every aspect of their lives. This hopeful, compassionate guide shows parents how to work with their child's unique impairments and capabilities to help him or her learn to engage more fully with the world and live as self-sufficiently as possible. From leading experts in the field, the book is packed with practical ideas for helping children relate more comfortably to peers, learn the rules of appropriate behavior, and participate more fully in school and family life. It also explains what scientists currently know about autistic spectrum disorders and how they are diagnosed and treated. Real-life success stories, problem-solving ideas, and matter-of-fact advice on everything from educational placements to career planning make this an indispensable reference that families will turn to again and again.

The Myriad Gifts of Asperger's Syndrome

Author: John M. Ortiz

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page: 176

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A fascinating collection of real-life personal profiles, The Myriad Gifts of Asperger's Syndrome focuses on the talents, abilities, and achievements of individuals with Asperger's Syndrome (AS). Vaschel has a remarkable connection with animals; Richard can tell the weight of any item he lifts to the nearest tenth of a pound; two-year-old Hannah detected a dangerously faulty electrical circuit in her family home; and eight-year-old Clark became conversant in French after only an evening's study. What connects these individuals? They all have AS. John M. Ortiz celebrates the qualities of individuals with AS he has met through his clinical experience, including their characteristic tenacity, honesty, and attention to detail, and looks also at the wide range of careers they have chosen and in which they flourish. This uplifting book should be read and enjoyed by anyone who knows or works professionally with individuals with AS, and anyone with an interest in the subject.

Asperger Syndrome, Adolescence, and Identity

Looking Beyond the Label

Author: Latika Vasil

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page: 176

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How do teenagers with Asperger Syndrome view themselves and their own lives? This book is based on extensive interviews with adolescents diagnosed with AS. It includes six life stories, written in collaboration with the teenagers themselves. These present an authentic and fascinating look at the lives of the teenagers and how AS has shaped their growing identities. The stories provide the basis for a discussion of common themes and issues facing teenagers with AS. Asperger Syndrome, Adolescence, and Identity also questions the medicalized deficit approach to Asperger Syndrome and discusses the social repercussions of labeling teenagers as having AS.

Asperger Syndrome

An Overview

Author: Stephan Ehlers

Publisher: National Autistic Society

ISBN:

Category: Asperger's syndrome

Page: 48

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What is Asperger syndrome? How do children with Asperger syndrome change as they get older? How can people with Asperger syndrome be helped? Written by two experts in the field, this book offers an introduction to Asperger syndrome, and attempts to answer these questions. It is aimed at parents of children diagnosed with Asperger syndrome.

A Parent's Guide to Asperger Syndrome and High-functioning Autism

How to Meet the Challenges and Help Your Child Thrive

Author: Sally Ozonoff

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page: 278

View: 544

Presents definitions, diagnosis, causes, and treatments, and discusses day-to-day living, channeling a child's strengths, examples and solutions to basic problems, and dealing with home, school, and life as an adult.