Eating an Artichoke

Author: Echo R. Fling
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781853027116
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A mother's search to find a diagnosis, medical care and educational support for her son, eventually diagnosed with Asperger syndrome. The author shares coping and teaching strategies devised over the years.

Children Youth and Adults with Asperger Syndrome

Author: Kevin P. Stoddart
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1843103192
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book offers a comprehensive overview of clinical, research and personal perspectives on Asperger Syndrome, including contributions from parents and experts in the fields of psychology, social work, psychiatry, genetics, sexology and vocational counselling. It includes first-hand accounts from adults with AS, highlighting their difficulties in areas such as social competence and education. Specialist perspectives on AS, including sexuality and relationships, finding and keeping employment and anxiety and depression are sensitively addressed. The viewpoints of parents explore experiences of parenting AS individuals. These varied approaches to living with AS complement the emerging literature on theory, research and practice in this area. The broad scope of Children, Youth and Adults with Asperger Syndrome guarantees a wide readership among practitioners, students, parents, young people and adults with AS, educates service providers how to assist people with AS and suggests a model of interdisciplinary collaboration for administrators and funders.

The Complete Guide to Asperger s Syndrome

Author: Tony Attwood
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846425592
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome is the definitive handbook for anyone affected by Asperger's syndrome (AS). Now including a new introduction explaining the impact of DSM-5 on the diagnosis and approach to AS, it brings together a wealth of information on all aspects of the syndrome for children through to adults. Drawing on case studies and personal accounts from Attwood's extensive clinical experience, and from his correspondence with individuals with AS, this book is both authoritative and extremely accessible. Chapters examine: * causes and indications of the syndrome * the diagnosis and its effect on the individual * theory of mind * the perception of emotions in self and others * social interaction, including friendships * long-term relationships * teasing, bullying and mental health issues * the effect of AS on language and cognitive abilities, sensory sensitivity, movement and co-ordination skills * career development. There is also an invaluable frequently asked questions chapter and a section listing useful resources for anyone wishing to find further information on a particular aspect of AS, as well as literature and educational tools. Essential reading for families and individuals affected by AS as well as teachers, professionals and employers coming in contact with people with AS, this book should be on the bookshelf of anyone who needs to know or is interested in this complex condition. 'I usually say to the child, "Congratulations, you have Asperger's syndrome", and explain that this means he or she is not mad, bad or defective, but has a different way of thinking.' - from The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome

A Comprehensive Guide to Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Author: Ivan Brown
Publisher: Brookes Pub
ISBN: 9781557667007
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Learning objectives, instructive case stories, stimulating questions for reflection, and key Internet resources help make this a user-friendly textbook - one that students will refer to for years to come. With this thorough compendium of information, insights, and answers, future educators, social workers, researchers, and clinicians will know what to doand how to do it once they start their work with people with disabilities. the editors and the majority of the contributors are the top Canadian specialists in the disability field. Ivan Brown, Ph.D., is Associate Professor and Manager, Centre for Excellence for Child Welfare, Faculty of Social Work, at Unversity of Toronto; his co-editor, Maire Percy, Ph.D., isDirector, Neurogenetics Lab and Professor Emeritus of Physiology and Ob/Gyn, at Unversity of Toronto.

Learning to Live with High Functioning Autism

Author: Mike Stanton
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1853029157
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Intended for the professionals who work with autistic people and their families and friends, Learning to Live with High Functioning Autism draws on the Stanton family's experience, and compares it with the experiences of others, to offer an honest portrayal of what living with autism is actually like for all of those involved.

Behavioural Concerns and Autistic Spectrum Disorders

Author: John Clements
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1853027421
Format: PDF
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This book is a practical account of how people who attract autism labels can come to behave in ways that give rise to serious concerns in other people and, sometimes, themselves. The authors identify the range of needs that may be expressed through behaviours that cause concern and provide strategies for addressing both needs and behaviours.

Autism Spectrum Disorders

Author: Sally Ozonoff
Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub
ISBN: 9781585621194
Format: PDF
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Written to help the nonspecialist provide state-of-the-art care for autism patients, this remarkable volume synthesizes the most recent research on the etiology, assessment, and treatment of autism spectrum disorders for practitioners. It also reviews the scientific literature and practical implications for clinical care and, in this era of evidence-based medicine, provides empirically supported guidelines for evaluation and treatment, highlighting the role of various professional disciplines. Contributors are a veritable "who's who" of leaders and expert investigators from disciplines such as pediatrics, psychology, psychiatry, neurology, genetics, education, and early childhood development. Their work is divided into three parts. Part I offers a historical perspective. Part II presents a model of team building and cross-disciplinary collaboration practiced at the Medical Investigation of Neurodevelopmental Disorders (M.I.N.D.) Institute at the University of California--Davis, the institution with which most of the contributors are associated. Part III discusses treatments, from nonmedical interventions to pharmacotherapy and alternative theories to cultural issues and professional-parent collaboration, again using the M.I.N.D. Institute as a model. This densely informative volume concludes with a resource appendix and an index.

Pediatric Issues in Occupational Therapy

Author: Charlotte Brasic Royeen
Publisher: Amer Occupational Therapy Assn
ISBN:
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This timely source book, featuring the latest in research (2000 - 2003) from the American Journal of Occupational Therapy in one easy reference, covers topics such as handwriting, ADHD, motor skills, sensory issues, play, physical disability, autism, school performance, stigma, and self-image.

Just Give Him the Whale

Author: Paula Kluth
Publisher: Brookes Pub
ISBN:
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Highly practical accessible guide that shows teachers how to use children's fascinations to improve learning

Beyond the Autism Diagnosis

Author: Marion O'Brien
Publisher: Paul H Brookes Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781557667519
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Beyond the Autism Diagnosis is filled with the parent feedback professionals need to answer this critical question.