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Eating An Artichoke

Author : Echo R Fling
ISBN : 9781846421815
Genre : Psychology
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During a routine parent-teacher conference in November 1991, Echo Fling was told by her son's teacher that his behaviour in class was `not normal'. After two years at the pre-school, five-year-old Jimmy had failed to make any friends, had recently started to act aggressively towards his classmates, and was beginning to react violently to any changes in his routine. Echo was not taken completely by surprise: she had suspected for some time that her son was different from other children. Over the next five years, she and her husband accompanied Jimmy to doctors, medical specialists, learning consultants and psychologists. Finally, at the age of ten, Jimmy was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome. This is the book that Echo Fling needed when she first set out to have Jimmy diagnosed, and it will enable parents and teachers to understand and help other children with Asperger Syndrome.

Children Youth And Adults With Asperger Syndrome

Author : Kevin P. Stoddart
ISBN : 9781843103196
Genre : Education
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This book offers a comprehensive overview of clinical, research and personal perspectives on Asperger Syndrome, including contributions from parents and experts in the fields of psychology, social work, psychiatry, genetics, sexology and vocational counselling. It includes first-hand accounts from adults with AS, highlighting their difficulties in areas such as social competence and education. Specialist perspectives on AS, including sexuality and relationships, finding and keeping employment and anxiety and depression are sensitively addressed. The viewpoints of parents explore experiences of parenting AS individuals. These varied approaches to living with AS complement the emerging literature on theory, research and practice in this area. The broad scope of Children, Youth and Adults with Asperger Syndrome guarantees a wide readership among practitioners, students, parents, young people and adults with AS, educates service providers how to assist people with AS and suggests a model of interdisciplinary collaboration for administrators and funders.

The Complete Guide To Asperger S Syndrome

Author : Tony Attwood
ISBN : 184642559X
Genre : Education
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The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome is the definitive handbook for anyone affected by Asperger's syndrome (AS). 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. 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. 'I usually say to the child, "Congratulations, you have Asperger's syndrome", and explain that this means he or she is not mad, bad or defective, but has a different way of thinking.' - from The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome

A Comprehensive Guide To Intellectual And Developmental Disabilities

Author : Ivan Brown
ISBN : 1557667004
Genre : Medical
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Learning objectives, instructive case stories, stimulating questions for reflection, and key Internet resources help make this a user-friendly textbook - one that students will refer to for years to come. With this thorough compendium of information, insights, and answers, future educators, social workers, researchers, and clinicians will know what to doand how to do it once they start their work with people with disabilities. the editors and the majority of the contributors are the top Canadian specialists in the disability field. Ivan Brown, Ph.D., is Associate Professor and Manager, Centre for Excellence for Child Welfare, Faculty of Social Work, at Unversity of Toronto; his co-editor, Maire Percy, Ph.D., isDirector, Neurogenetics Lab and Professor Emeritus of Physiology and Ob/Gyn, at Unversity of Toronto.

Autism Spectrum Disorders

Author : Sally Ozonoff
ISBN : 1585621196
Genre : Medical
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Written to help the nonspecialist provide state-of-the-art care for autism patients, this remarkable volume synthesizes the most recent research on the etiology, assessment, and treatment of autism spectrum disorders for practitioners. It also reviews the scientific literature and practical implications for clinical care and, in this era of evidence-based medicine, provides empirically supported guidelines for evaluation and treatment, highlighting the role of various professional disciplines. Contributors are a veritable "who's who" of leaders and expert investigators from disciplines such as pediatrics, psychology, psychiatry, neurology, genetics, education, and early childhood development. Their work is divided into three parts. Part I offers a historical perspective. Part II presents a model of team building and cross-disciplinary collaboration practiced at the Medical Investigation of Neurodevelopmental Disorders (M.I.N.D.) Institute at the University of California--Davis, the institution with which most of the contributors are associated. Part III discusses treatments, from nonmedical interventions to pharmacotherapy and alternative theories to cultural issues and professional-parent collaboration, again using the M.I.N.D. Institute as a model. This densely informative volume concludes with a resource appendix and an index.

Pediatric Issues In Occupational Therapy

Author : Charlotte Brasic Royeen
ISBN : PSU:000058199831
Genre : Medical
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This timely source book, featuring the latest in research (2000 - 2003) from the American Journal of Occupational Therapy in one easy reference, covers topics such as handwriting, ADHD, motor skills, sensory issues, play, physical disability, autism, school performance, stigma, and self-image.

Just Give Him The Whale

Author : Paula Kluth
ISBN : UOM:39076002733678
Genre : Education
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Highly practical accessible guide that shows teachers how to use children's fascinations to improve learning

Seven Essentials For Family Professional Partnerships In Early Intervention

Author : Bonnie Keilty
ISBN : 9780807758373
Genre : Education
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Family-professional partnerships are essential to early intervention practice (birth-age 3). However, building and sustaining these partnerships is complex work. This book is about digging deeper and looking closer at what it takes to have successful relationships with each and every family. The authors explore seven partnership concepts, brought to life through the words and perspectives of families and professionals themselves. New and veteran professionals can use the "lessons learned" from these accounts to more effectively work with families. Each chapter ends with Questions for Daily Reflection to help early intervention professionals continue to develop their practice. The final chapter describes themes that result from and span the seven concepts as well as the systems needed to support successful family-professional partnerships.

Beyond The Autism Diagnosis

Author : Marion O'Brien
ISBN : 1557667519
Genre : Psychology
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Beyond the Autism Diagnosis is filled with the parent feedback professionals need to answer this critical question.

Library Journal

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ISBN : UVA:X006106498
Genre : Libraries
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