Author: Tony Attwood

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1843104954

Category: Psychology

Page: 397

View: 6689

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.
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Find the Right Career and Get Hired

Author: Barbara Bissonnetee

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1849059217

Category: Psychology

Page: 199

View: 9493

Finding a job is a confusing and anxiety provoking process for many individuals with Asperger Syndrome (AS) who may not know what they are qualified to do and may struggle to communicate their value to employers. This book describes exactly what it takes to get hired in the neurotypical workplace.
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A Guide for Parents and Professionals

Author: Tony Attwood

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781853025778

Category: Psychology

Page: 224

View: 1091

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.
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Author: Eileen Bailey,Robert Montgomery, Ph.D.

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101588713

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 320

View: 8181

Asperger's Syndrome is a complicated condition that is often misunderstood and misdiagnosed. Parents and caregivers can often find themselves bewildered by the circumstances and accompanying behaviors that are associated with raising a child with Asperger's. The Essential Guide to Asperger's Syndrome is a goldmine of practical advice for dealing with many of the common situations that often confront Aspies and their parents. Through the practical and immensely helpful tips in this book parents will learn how to turn potentially stressful situations into calm, manageable moments. Authoritative and complete, this book provides must-have information on seeking a proper diagnosis, different treatment options, developing social skills, dealing with bullying, finding the right school, and helping the young adult with AS transition to college or more independent living. Helping everyone in the family thrive and survive the challenges of Asperger's, this book will be a guiding light to any parent with an Aspie child.
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A User Guide to Adolescence

Author: Luke Jackson

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1846423562

Category: Psychology

Page: 216

View: 3898

Part of the Reading Well scheme. 35 books selected by young people and health professionals to provide 13 to 18 year olds with high-quality support, information and advice about common mental health issues and related conditions. Winner of the NASEN & TES Special Educational Needs Children's Book Award 2003 Have you ever been called a freak or a geek? Have you ever felt like one? Luke Jackson is 13 years old and has Asperger Syndrome. Over the years Luke has learned to laugh at such names but there are other aspects of life which are more difficult. Adolescence and the teenage years are a minefield of emotions, transitions and decisions and when a child has Asperger Syndrome, the result is often explosive. Luke has three sisters and one brother in various stages of their adolescent and teenage years but he is acutely aware of just how different he is and how little information is available for adolescents like himself. Drawing from his own experiences and gaining information from his teenage brother and sisters, he wrote this enlightening, honest and witty book in an attempt to address difficult topics such as bullying, friendships, when and how to tell others about AS, school problems, dating and relationships, and morality. Luke writes briefly about his younger autistic and AD/HD brothers, providing amusing insights into the antics of his younger years and advice for parents, carers and teachers of younger AS children. However, his main reason for writing was because "so many books are written about us, but none are written directly to adolescents with Asperger Syndrome. I thought I would write one in the hope that we could all learn together".
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A Guide to Successful Stress Management

Author: Nick Dubin

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 184310895X

Category: Psychology

Page: 222

View: 1207

Many people have feelings of stress and anxiety in their everyday lives. For people with Aspergers Syndrome this stress can be difficult to manage.This book is specifically written for adults with Aspergers Syndrome offers practical advice on how to better manage the stress in their lives.
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A Neurotypical's Secrets for Success

Author: Barbara Bissonnette

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 0857008072

Category: Psychology

Page: 208

View: 8822

The workplace can be a difficult environment for people with Asperger's Syndrome (AS) and this often impedes their ability to make use of particular skills and sustain meaningful and fulfilling employment. This is the definitive guide to surviving and thriving in the workplace for people with AS. It includes everything from realistic strategies for meeting employer expectations, to how to get along with your colleagues and work as part of a team, multitask and manage projects, and handle anxiety and effectively resolve problems. Common employment challenges are illustrated through examples from the author's extensive experience coaching individuals with AS at all job levels, from entry-level to manager and professional positions. The pragmatic recommendations in the book will benefit anyone with AS who is entering the workforce, as well as those who struggle to maintain employment, or who want to improve their performance and advance their careers.
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Author: Christopher Gillberg

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521001830

Category: Medical

Page: 178

View: 8368

This is an accessible 2002 handbook for all those touched by Asperger syndrome; clinicians, those affected and carers alike.
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Author: Kevin Stoddart,Lillian Burke,Robert King

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393705501

Category: Psychology

Page: 350

View: 4130

Interest in Asperger Syndrome is on the rise, but until recently, it has been examined almost exclusively in children and adolescents. Here, three leading researchers provide an overview of the relevant issues in adults. Topics covered include diagnosis, co-morbid psychiatric conditions, psychosocial issues, and appropriate interventions, from psychotherapy to psychopharmacology. Topics covered include a review of diagnostic criteria, controversies over the disorder, co-morbid psychiatric problems, co-morbid medical and learning issues, an overview of psychosocial concerns, intervention, and future directions in clinical practice and research.
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Living with Asperger's Syndrome

Author: Liane Holliday Willey

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1853027499

Category: Psychology

Page: 175

View: 2886

Pretending to be Normal tells the story of a woman who, after years of self-doubt and self-denial, learned to embrace her Asperger's syndrome traits with thanksgiving and joy. Chronicling her life from her earliest memories through her life as a university lecturer, writer, wife and mother, Liane Holliday Willey shares, with insight and warmth, the daily struggles and challenges that face many of those who have Asperger's Syndrome. Pretending to be Normal invites its readers to welcome the Asperger community with open acceptance, for it makes it clear that, more often than not, they are capable, viable, interesting and kind people who simply find unique ways to exhibit those qualities. The last part of the book consists of a series of substantial appendices which provide helpful coping strategies and guidance, based on the author's own experience, for a range of situations. This positive and humane book will provide not only insight into the Asperger world which will prove invaluable for the professionals who work with people with Asperger's Syndrome, but also hope and encouragement for other people with Asperger's Syndrome, their families, and their friends.
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The Complete Guide for Transitioning to Adulthood for Those with Autism and Asperger's Syndrome

Author: Jed Baker

Publisher: Future Horizons

ISBN: 1932565337

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 357

View: 5730

A life skills guide for individuals with autism and Asperger's syndrome discusses social skills and strategies needed for success in the adult world, including discussion of perspective-taking, nonverbal communication skills, and stress management.
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Author: Georgina Gomez de la Cuesta,James Mason

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470664665

Category: Psychology

Page: 384

View: 3888

Asperger's Syndrome For Dummies covers everything that both people living with the condition and their families need to know. From explaining symptoms and getting a diagnosis, through to overcoming bullying in schools and choosing between the therapy and medical treatments available, this is a complete guide to surviving and thriving with the condition. Asperger's Syndrome For Dummies includes: Part I: Understanding Asperger's syndrome (AS) Chapter 1: Introducing Asperger's syndrome Chapter 2: Discovering the causes of Asperger's syndrome Chapter 3: Diagnosing Asperger's syndrome Part II: Living with Asperger's syndrome Chapter 4: Enjoying Life with Asperger's Chapter 5: Getting the most out of education and the workplace Chapter 6: Finding independence and advocating for your rights Part III: Supporting people with Asperger's syndrome Chapter 7: Parenting and Asperger's syndrome Chapter 8: Relating to adults with Asperger's syndrome Chapter 9: Creating an AS friendly environment Part IV: Discovering therapies, medication, diet and environments for AS Chapter 10: Navigating Behavioural Therapies for Asperger's Syndrome Chapter 11: Understanding medication and diet in Asperger's syndrome Part V: Part of Tens Chapter 12: Ten Organisations to go for help and information Chapter 13: Ten positives about living with Asperger's Chapter 14: Ten famous people who probably had Asperger's
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How to Meet the Challenges and Help Your Child Thrive

Author: Sally Ozonoff,Geraldine Dawson,James McPartland

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: N.A

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 278

View: 568

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.
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A Self-help Guide for Individuals with Asperger's Syndrome

Author: Wendy Lawson

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781843101147

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 9238

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."
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World-renowned Experts Join Those with Asperger's Syndrome to Resolve Issues that Girls and Women Face Every Day!

Author: Tony Attwood,Temple Grandin,Teresa Bolick

Publisher: Future Horizons

ISBN: 193256540X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 150

View: 9392

World-renowned experts join those with Asperger's Syndrome to resolve issues that girls and women face every day!
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How Seeking a Diagnosis in Adulthood Can Change Your Life

Author: Philip Wylie

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 0857007785

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 176

View: 1523

As awareness and understanding of Asperger Syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorder increases, more adults are identifying themselves as being on the spectrum and seeking formal diagnosis. This book discusses the process, the pros and cons, and the after-effects of receiving an autism diagnosis in adulthood. Outlining the likely stages of the journey to diagnosis, this book looks at what the individual may go through as they become aware of their Asperger characteristics and as they seek pre-assessment and diagnosis, as well as common reactions upon receiving a diagnosis - from depression and anger to relief and self-acceptance. Combining practical guidance with advice from personal experience and interviews and correspondence with specialists in the field, the book discusses if and when to disclose to family, friends and employers, how to seek appropriate support services, and how to use the self-knowledge gained through diagnosis to live well in the future.
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A CBT Self-Help Guide to Understanding and Coping with Depression in Asperger’s Syndrome [ASD-Level 1]

Author: Tony Attwood,Michelle Garnett

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 0857009079

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 272

View: 2269

For people with ASDs, depression is common, and has particular features and causes. This outstanding book provides a comprehensive review of these aspects, and an effective self-help guide for anyone with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) affected by depression. Written by the leading experts in the field, the book explains and describes depression, the forms it can take, and how it looks and feels for a person on the autism spectrum. The authors draw on the latest thinking and research to suggest strategies for coping with the effects of depression and provide a complete step-by-step CBT self-help programme, designed specifically for individuals with ASDs. The programme helps increase self-awareness, including identifying personal triggers, and provides the tools to combat depression.
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Author: Ashley Stanford

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781843107347

Category: Psychology

Page: 287

View: 9010

First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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The one-stop guide for parents, teachers, and other professionals

Author: Martin L. Kutscher

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 085700882X

Category: Education

Page: 320

View: 4674

The completely updated and expanded new edition of this well-established text incorporates DSM-5 changes as well as other new developments. The all-in-one guide covers the whole range of often co-existing neuro-behavioral disorders in children – from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), obsessive-compulsive disorder, and anxiety, to autism spectrum disorders, nonverbal learning disabilities, Tourette's, sensory integration problems, and executive dysfunction. A completely revised chapter on the autism spectrum by Tony Attwood explains not only new understanding in the field, but the new diagnostic criteria, and the anticipated usage of the term 'Asperger's Syndrome'. Dr. Kutscher provides accessible information on causes, symptoms, interactions with other conditions, and treatments. He presents effective behavioral strategies for responding to children who display traits of these disorders – whether at home, at school, or in other settings – along with case vignettes and practical tips. Finally, a chapter on the role of medications summarizes current knowledge. The author's sympathetic yet upbeat approach and skillful explanations of the inner world of children in the syndrome mix make this an invaluable companion for parents, teachers, professionals, and anyone else who needs fast and to-the-point advice on children with special needs.
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Been There. Done That. Try This!

Author: Tony Attwood,Craig Evans,Anita Lesko

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784501255

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 52

View: 7885

Friendship problems are a key daily stressor for people with Asperger's Syndrome and this ebook is packed with advice from Aspie mentors who have all been there, done that, and offer suggestions for social strategies that really work. Anita Lesko, Lisa Morgan, Jennifer Cook O'Toole, and more offer guidance based on their personal experiences of making and keeping friends and the ebook ends with professional analysis and recommendations from world expert Dr. Tony Attwood. This inspirational advice comes from the bestselling book Been There. Done That. Try This!, written by Aspies for Aspies, now available in short Aspie Mentor Guides!
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