The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome

The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome

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ISBN: 9781843106692
by Tony Attwood

Tony's book is often referred to as the bible for people just being introduced to Asperger's Syndrome it is an easy read designed for both parent's and professionals.

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.

The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome is the definitive handbook for anyone affected by Asperger's syndrome. 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 Tony's extensive clinical experience, and from his correspondence with individuals with Asperger's Syndrome, this book is both authoritative and extremely accessible. The 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 Asperger's Syndrome on language and cognitive abilities, sensory sensitivity, movement and co-ordination skills; and, 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 Asperger's Syndrome, as well as literature and educational tools.

Essential reading for families and individuals affected by Asperger's Syndrome as well as teachers, professionals and employers coming in contact with people with Asperger's Syndrome, this book should be on the bookshelf of anyone who needs to know or is interested in this complex condition.


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