Asperger Syndrome in Adolescence

Author: Liane Holliday Willey
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846423925
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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.

Asperger Syndrome Adolescence and Identity

Author: Latika Vasil
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846420443
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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.

Freaks Geeks and Asperger Syndrome

Author: Luke Jackson
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781843100980
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Offers insights by a teenager with Asperger's syndrome into the difficulties of the disorder, including information on fascinations and obsessions, sensory perception, sleep, bullies, moral dilemmas, eating, and socializing.

Asperger s Syndrome and Sexuality

Author: Isabelle Henault
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1843101890
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How do adolescents with Asperger's Syndrome (AS) cope with sexual feelings and behaviour, and how do people with AS deal with intimacy and communication in sexual relationships? This guide provides practical advice on such issues as puberty, couples' therapy, and maintaining sexual boundaries.

Asperger Syndrome and Adolescence

Author: Brenda Smith Myles
Publisher: AAPC Publishing
ISBN: 9780967251493
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This book addresses a crucial need for parents, educators and children affected by Asperger's Syndrome (AS). In clear, simple and solid terms the authors focus on the impact of AS in middle school and high school. Most important for those who are parents of AS children, it integrates specific classroom and support strategies. One chapter of this book is a case study of a boy named Michael.

Social Skills Groups for Children and Adolescents with Asperger s Syndrome

Author: Kim Kiker Painter
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781843108214
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This book is an empirically-grounded, ready-to-use curriculum for clinicians, teachers and professionals wishing to lead social skills groups for young people with AS. It provides an introduction to AS and issues surrounding social skills, including diagnostic and assessment issues, the importance of good social skills, and treatment approaches.

Asperger Syndrome and Adolescence

Author: Teresa Bolick
Publisher: Fair Winds Press
ISBN: 9781931412414
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Sex. Slang. Slumber parties. The preoccupations of adolescents with Asperger Syndrome are no different than those of other teens, but they can be much more confusing. The lack of social skills and ability to grasp conversational nuances that characterize AS make adolescence the most difficult life stage. ÿWhy can I swear in front of my friends, but not in front of the teacher?Ã? ÿWhy do I have to pay attention when IÃ?m not interested in what my friend is saying?Ã? ÿWhat does it mean to ÿgo outÃ? with somebody?Ã? Asperger Syndrome is characterized by a reliance on clear guidelines, and in adolescence the social guidelines become murky and confusing. In Asperger Syndrome and Adolescence, child psychologist Teresa Bolick presents strategies for helping the ten to eighteen-year-old achieve happiness and success by maximizing the benefits of AS and minimizing the drawbacks. YouÃ?ll Learn: -How to work with the school to help the AS child learn and succeed. -Strategies for turning common AS traits like preoccupations and routines into positive strengths. -How to help the AS teen learn to manage unforeseen glitches with grace. -The best ways to talk to your teen about friendship, love, romance, and sex. Along the way, youÃ?ll be inspired by success stories of dozens of AS teens. With the help of this book, youÃ?ll learn that it is possible for an adolescent with Asperger Syndrome to achieve unimaginable success.

Play Therapy and Asperger s Syndrome

Author: Kevin B. Hull
Publisher: Jason Aronson
ISBN: 0765708574
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Play Therapy and Asperger's Syndrome: Helping Children and Adolescents Grow, Connect, and Heal Through the Art of Play discusses play therapy techniques for children and adolescents diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome in a simple, clear manner. It is designed to help mental health professionals as well as graduate students effectively work with children and adolescents and their families, helping them gain better self-understanding, relationship skills, and emotional growth through the miracle of play.

Doing Therapy with Children and Adolescents with Asperger Syndrome

Author: Richard Bromfield
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470609163
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Praise for Doing Therapy with Children and Adolescents with Asperger Syndrome "Providing an explanation of Asperger's based on a review of scientific research, Richard Bromfield describes how the characteristics of the syndrome affect the person's thoughts and experiences throughout childhood. Psychotherapy based on the practices described in this book will change the destiny of children and adults with Asperger Syndrome to one of greater connectivity to themselves and others. This should become the primary text for pshchotherapists working with children and adolescents with Asperger's." —Tony Attwood, PhD, author of The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome "Dr. Blomfield generously shares his wisdom and experience in this very accessible, honest, and often moving book. Any clinician who reads it in its entirely—or even selects a chapter or two at random—will no doubt discover new paths to take their most complex and challenging clients and gain a greater appreciation for those with Asperger Syndrome. Bromfield gives us all a window into a world that is hard to describe, impossible to imagine, but needs and deserves to be understood." —Naomi Angoff Chedd, LMHC, Autism Specialist and coauthor of Replays Cutting-edge guidance for effective treatment of children and adolescents with Asperger Syndrome Diagnoses of Asperger Syndrome in children and adolescents are on the rise, and while some clinicians have training and experience in this area, most do not. Using vivid case material, Doing Therapy with Children and Adolescent with Asperger Syndrome offers clinicians the guidance they need to treat the young people they endeavor to help.