The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome is the definitive handbook for anyone affected by Asperger's syndrome (AS). It brings together a wealth of information on all aspects of the syndrome for children through to adults. Updated and current, it presents a wealth of information on all aspects of Asperger's Syndrome affecting both children and adults. Written by the definitive voice in the field of Asperger's, Tony Atwood, the guide presents case studies and personal accounts from his extensive clinical experience. Authoritative and accessible, chapters examine causes and indications, diagnosis, perception of emotions in self and others, social interactions, long-term relationships, the effect of Asperger's on language, cognitive ability, sensory sensitivity, coordination skills, and much more. There is also a comprehensive chapter on frequently asked questions, as well as resources on additional literature and educational tools. This is an essential guide for any family member, teacher or professional in need of concrete information on Asperger's Syndrome.
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.
SPECIFICATIONSHard Cover, 397 pages, 2007, by Tony Attwood