Asperger Syndrome

Author: Frank Ryan
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781508882442
Format: PDF
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Asperger syndrome (AS), also known as Asperger's syndrome, Asperger disorder (AD) or simply Asperger's, is an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) that is characterized by significant difficulties in social interaction and nonverbal communication, alongside restricted and repetitive patterns of behavior and interests. It differs from other autism spectrum disorders by its relative preservation of linguistic and cognitive development.Many people are afflicted with and suffer from Asperger's and there is little to no understanding by the general public in regards to this syndrome. There is a lack of awareness, so when people encounter someone who has Asperger's they view them strangely because aspies (as they commonly refer to themselves as) act and communicate differently from the rest of society so they are easily misunderstood.In his book entitled "Asperger Syndrome" author and Asperger expert Frank Ryan offers a comprehensive guide for understanding, living with and treating Asperger syndrome.Here are some of the topics covered:* Detail overview and history of the Asperger Syndrome* Effects of the syndrome on social interactions* Effects of the syndrome on behavior and interests* Effects of the syndrome on speech and language* Effects of the syndrome on motor and sensory perception* Therapies and medication* Alternative therapies and treatments* Available aids* Children who suffer from Asperger* Adults who suffer from Asperger* How to deal with and manage a loved one who has AspergerAnd much more......

Asperger Syndrome in Adulthood A Comprehensive Guide for Clinicians

Author: Kevin Stoddart
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393707326
Format: PDF, Docs
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A thorough overview of Asperger syndrome for mental health professionals. Despite the dramatic proliferation of research, clinical perspectives, and first-person accounts of Asperger Syndrome (AS) in the last 15 years, much of this information has focused on the application of the diagnosis to children, even though AS displays persistence over time in individuals. This book is one of the only guides to Asperger Syndrome as it manifests itself in adults. It integrates research and clinical experience to provide mental health professionals with a comprehensive discussion of AS in adulthood, covering issues of diagnosis as well as co-morbid psychiatric conditions, psychosocial issues, and various types of interventions—from psychotherapy to psychopharmacology. It also discusses basic diagnostic criteria, controversies about the disorder, and possible interventions and treatments for dealing with the disorder.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Adult Asperger Syndrome

Author: Valerie L. Gaus
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1606237748
Format: PDF, ePub
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An invaluable resource for therapists, this lucidly written book provides research-based strategies for addressing the core problems of Asperger syndrome (AS) and helping clients manage frequently encountered comorbidities, such as anxiety disorders and depression. Detailed case examples illustrate the complexities of AS and the challenges it presents in daily life, relationships, and the workplace. The author presents a cogent rationale for cognitive-behavioral intervention and offers clear guidelines for conducting assessments and designing and implementing individualized treatment plans. Throughout, the emphasis is on helping people with AS decrease distress while preserving and building on their unique strengths. Special features include a case formulation worksheet and other helpful reproducibles.

The Complete Guide to Asperger s Syndrome

Author: Tony Attwood
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1843104954
Format: PDF
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A guide to Asperger's syndrome describes what it is and how it is diagnosed, along with information on such topics as bullying, emotions, language, movement, cognitive ability, and long-term relationships.

Asperger s Syndrome

Author: Tony Attwood
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781853025778
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Tony Attwood's guide will assist parents and professionals with the identification, treatment and care of both children and adults with Asperger's Syndrome. The book provides a description and analysis of the unusual characteristics of the syndrome and practical strategies to reduce those that are most conspicuous or debilitating. Beginning with a chapter on diagnosis, including an assessment test, the book covers all aspects of the syndrome from language to social behaviour and motor clumsiness, concluding with a chapter based on the questions most frequently asked by those who come into contact with individuals with this syndrome. Covering the available literature in full, this guide brings together the most relevant and useful information on Asperger's Syndrome, incorporating case studies from the author's own practical experience as a Clinical Psychologist, with examples of, and numerous quotations from people with Asperger's Syndrome.

Build Your Own Life

Author: Wendy Lawson
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781843101147
Format: PDF, Docs
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Annotation "In this book, Wendy Lawson guides others on the autism spectrum through the confusing map of life, tackling the building bricks of social existence one by one with humour, insight and practical suggestions."

Living Well on the Spectrum

Author: Valerie L. Gaus
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781609180508
Format: PDF, ePub
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Navigating the "neurotypical" world with Asperger syndrome or high-functioning autism (AS/HFA) can be extremely stressful. But by understanding the specific ways your brain works differently--and how to tap into your personal strengths--you can greatly enhance your well-being. In this wise and practical book, experienced therapist Valerie L. Gaus helps you identify goals that will make your life better and take concrete steps to achieve them. Grounded in psychological science, the techniques in this book help you: *Learn the unspoken rules of social situations.*Improve your communication skills.*Get organized at home and at work.*Manage anxiety and depression.*Strengthen your relationships with family and friends.*Live more successfully on your own or with others. A wealth of stories, questionnaires, worksheets, and concrete examples help you find personalized solutions to problems you are likely to encounter. You can download and print additional copies of the worksheets for repeated use. Of special note, the Introduction was updated in 2017 with the latest information on how autism spectrum disorder is defined in DSM-5. Finally, a compassionate, knowledgeable, positive guide to living well on the spectrum.

Pretending to be Normal

Author: Liane Holliday Willey
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857009877
Format: PDF, Docs
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Compelling and witty, Liane Holliday Willey's account of growing to adulthood as an undiagnosed 'Aspie' has been read by thousands of people on and off the autism spectrum since it was first published in 1999. Bringing her story up to date, including her diagnosis as an adult, and reflecting on the changes in attitude over 15 years, this expanded edition will continue to entertain (and inform) all those who would like to know a little more about how it feels to spend your life `pretending to be normal'.

Beyond the Wall

Author: Stephen M. Shore
Publisher: AAPC Publishing
ISBN: 9781931282192
Format: PDF, ePub
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Includes a chapter entitled Getting Ready for College. This book offers information on common sensory reactions in an easy to read chart format. It also contains a chapter on the author's public involvement with autism spectrum related issues, including speaking at conferences and advocating for services for those on the spectrum.