By Carol Hagland
Getting to Grips with Asperger Syndrome is a practical, problem-solving
guide for those caring for or supporting an adult with Asperger Syndrome
(AS). It will help them understand the condition and the difficulties
it may cause, so that they can offer support in the most beneficial way.
The book explains what AS is and why certain
behaviours frequently occur: such as anxiety, fear of change and unusual
sensitivities. Once behaviours and reactions are understood, many of
the apparent problems become less troublesome, and difficulties can be
avoided or easily-resolved. Practical strategies are offered to combat
problems that may arise, and common issues that specifically occur with
individuals diagnosed later in life are addressed.
Easy-to-read and accessible, this book is a useful
reference for friends and family of individuals with AS, as well as
health and social care staff and students, whatever the level of
training and experience.