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

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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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.

A book that does exactly what it says, covering the whole spectrum of neuro-diverse conditions: ADHD, ASD, dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, Tourette's syndrome, and OCD. And importantly also covering dysgraphia and anxiety disorders, which are often overlooked...everything that's covered has, as ever with books by Hendrickx, been treated sensitively, openly, and with vignettes from people who have the conditions. It's good to see the neuro-diverse spectrum addressed by a single book, as professionals in the area often don't seem to understand the range of problems people have, nor that the same problems crop up for people with very different conditions. Thi final two chapters offer tips for anyone either in education or work (including seeking work), which (as well as being useful) show just how ordinary and simple the advice is. Organisations which bauld at providing adjustments for diverse people would learn how "special adaptation" are actually just best practice, if only we could get them to read the book!

Acknowledgements. Introduction. 1. Defining Neuro-diversity. 2. Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder/Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD/ADD). 3. Autistic Spectrum Conditions: Asperger Syndrome, High Functioning Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorder - Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS). 4. Dyslexia. 5. Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder). 6. Dyscalculia (Mathematical Disorder). 7. Dysgraphia (Disorder of Written Expression). 8. Tourette Syndrome. 9. Anxiety Disorders. 10. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). 11. The Learning Environment: Teaching Approaches for Supporting Neuro-diversity. 12. The Working Environment: Workplace Adjustments for Neuro-diverse Employees. References. Further Reading. Resources. Index

ISBN: 9780857002204
ISBN-10: 0857002201
Audience: General
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 15th December 2009
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Edition Number: 1