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The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome - Tony Attwood

The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome

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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 Attwood'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 Sydrome 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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Pros

  • Informative
  • Relevant
  • Well Written

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    Best Uses

    • Reference

    Comments about The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome:

    I have a step-grandson who suffers from this problem. Also, my best mate's son has it as well, so I bought the book to better understand the symptoms and causes etc. As it is a reference book, I don't see that a comment is appropriate: it is very technical.

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    Difficult to comprehend

    By Greeg

    from Sunchine Coast

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    • Difficult To Follow
    • Disappointing

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    Comments about The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome:

    This book seems to be aimed at the professional level of doctors and psychologists. It's written more from a medical practitioners view of Asperger's Syndrome, than and to an audience of those wanting to understand the condition.

    I've been diagnosed with Asperger's and was looking for a book to explain what that meant to me. This book talked a lot, but didn't say much. After finishing the book, I only gained a small understanding of how Asperger's affects me. I was still mostly confused.

    I found the Maxine Aston books to be far more informative to me; to understand how Asperger's in me, affects those around me. Something Tony's books don't really cover.

    Asperger's is a difficult subject to understand, and no one book will give that understanding anyhow. So from this point of view, Tony's complete guide isn't a bad addition to the library, but it's not going to be the only book in your library on the subject.

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    "'From causes and diagnosis to differences in social interactions, perception, and mental health issues, The Complete Guide goes far beyond the usual Asperger's approach and is a "must" for any serious health reference collection.' - The Midwest Book Review '...encyclopaedic in its depth and detail.' - Good Autism Practice (GAP) 'The author has expertly captured the essence and distinctness of individuals with AS. This book should be considered as an essential resource for all therapists who come across children, adolescents and adults with AS.' - British Journal of Occupational Therapy '...the tone of the book throughout, whilst not shying away from the difficulties that Asperger's can present to individuals, retains a positive slant that helps maintain the reader's interest. And excellent read!' - Journal of Occupational Psychology '...a brilliant book - [it] doesn't leave my side in my work with clients with Asperger Syndrome. Enjoy!' - Speech and Language Therapy in Practice 'Tony Attwood elegantly combines scientific understanding with experiences from people who have AS, and the result is a book that is both easy to read and informative. He seamlessly weaves together research findings with his extensive clinical experience to provide practical ideas and suggestions.' - Community Care 'This book is a jewel among the growing number of books on the subject.' - Children Now Magazine 'Readers familiar with Attwood's work will be baying for this new 'bible' and will not be disappointed.' - Therapy Today 'An in depth exploration of the topic undertaken from a very positive and optimistic point of view by a clinical psychologist with long experience in the field.' - BILD Current Awareness Service 'The author has achieved real empathic understanding of children and adults whose basic problem is a biologically based lack of empathy with others. The book is to be highly recommended for those with Asperger's syndrome as well as for families, other carers and professionals in the field.' - Lorna Wing '...a good mix of research information, first person reports and clinical information. The section on sensory over-sensitivity is excellent.' - Temple Grandin, author of Thinking in Pictures and Animals in Translation '...a comprehensively researched and beautifully written state of the art review of what is currently known about Asperger's syndrome.' - Uta Frith 'Dr. Attwood, or Saint Tony as I call him, gave me the strength to come out to the world and admit I was only pretending to be normal. That strength saved my life, of that I am certain. And now Saint Tony has penned a new book and it is extraordinary... The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome is flawless in its ability to ease the trepidations, answer the questions, buoy the spirits, and encourage the dreams of those who walk with AS.' - Liane Holliday Willey, EdD author of Pretending to be Normal: Living With Asperger's Syndrome"

    Prefacep. 9
    What is Asperger's Syndrome?p. 11
    The Diagnosisp. 35
    Social Understanding and Friendshipp. 55
    Teasing and Bullyingp. 95
    Theory of Mindp. 112
    The Understanding and Expression of Emotionsp. 128
    Special Interestsp. 172
    Languagep. 202
    Cognitive Abilitiesp. 228
    Movement and Coordinationp. 259
    Sensory Sensitivityp. 271
    Life After School: College and Careerp. 292
    Long-term Relationshipsp. 304
    Psychotherapyp. 316
    Frequently Asked Questionsp. 327
    Glossaryp. 348
    Resourcesp. 351
    Referencesp. 359
    Subject Indexp. 382
    Author Indexp. 393
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    ISBN: 9781843106692
    ISBN-10: 1843106698
    Audience: Professional
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 400
    Published: May 2008
    Dimensions (cm): 22.7 x 17.7  x 2.4
    Weight (kg): 0.66