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The Adolescent and Adult Neuro-diversity Handbook : Asperger Syndrome, ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and Related Conditions - Sarah Hendrickx

The Adolescent and Adult Neuro-diversity Handbook

Asperger Syndrome, ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and Related Conditions

By: Sarah Hendrickx, Claire Salter (Contribution by)

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Published: 15th December 2009
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Increasing numbers of adults are realising that they have been living with an undiagnosed developmental condition, yet most information and support focuses on children. This leaves many adults confused and in the dark. The Adolescent and Adult Neuro-Diversity Handbook is a handy first-reference point guide to the full range of developmental conditions as they affect adolescents and adults. Each chapter focuses on a different condition, describing its history, causes and characteristics, its implications for the individual, diagnosis and assessment, treatments and approaches, and strategies for providing support and self-support. A wide range of conditions are covered, including Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, ADHD, OCD, Tourette's and Anxiety Disorders. The Adolescent and Adult Neuro-Diversity Handbook is an invaluable resource for health and social care practitioners, as well as for individuals who feel that they may be living with an undiagnosed developmental condition.

Defining neuro-diversity -- Adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder/attention deficit disorder (ADHD/ADD) -- Autistic spectrum conditions : Asperger syndrome, high functioning autism and pervasive developmental disorder, not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS) -- Dyslexia -- Dyspraxia (developmental coordination disorder) -- Dyscalculia (mathematic disorder) -- Dysgraphia (disorder of written expression) -- Tourette syndrome -- Anxiety disorders -- Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) -- The learning environment : teaching approaches for supporting neuro-diversity -- The working environment : workplace adjustments for neuro-diverse employees.

ISBN: 9780857002204
ISBN-10: 0857002201
Format: PDF
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 15th December 2009
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers