Asperger Syndrome In Adulthood A Comprehensive Guide For Clinicians

Author: Kevin Stoddart
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393707326
Size: 48.88 MB
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A thorough overview of Asperger syndrome for mental health professionals. Despite the dramatic proliferation of research, clinical perspectives, and first-person accounts of Asperger Syndrome (AS) in the last 15 years, much of this information has focused on the application of the diagnosis to children, even though AS displays persistence over time in individuals. This book is one of the only guides to Asperger Syndrome as it manifests itself in adults. It integrates research and clinical experience to provide mental health professionals with a comprehensive discussion of AS in adulthood, covering issues of diagnosis as well as co-morbid psychiatric conditions, psychosocial issues, and various types of interventions—from psychotherapy to psychopharmacology. It also discusses basic diagnostic criteria, controversies about the disorder, and possible interventions and treatments for dealing with the disorder.

The Complete Guide To Asperger S Syndrome

Author: Tony Attwood
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1843104954
Size: 42.81 MB
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A guide to Asperger's syndrome describes what it is and how it is diagnosed, along with information on such topics as bullying, emotions, language, movement, cognitive ability, and long-term relationships.

Asperger S Syndrome

Author: Tony Attwood
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781853025778
Size: 35.19 MB
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Tony Attwood's guide will assist parents and professionals with the identification, treatment and care of both children and adults with Asperger's Syndrome. The book provides a description and analysis of the unusual characteristics of the syndrome and practical strategies to reduce those that are most conspicuous or debilitating. Beginning with a chapter on diagnosis, including an assessment test, the book covers all aspects of the syndrome from language to social behaviour and motor clumsiness, concluding with a chapter based on the questions most frequently asked by those who come into contact with individuals with this syndrome. Covering the available literature in full, this guide brings together the most relevant and useful information on Asperger's Syndrome, incorporating case studies from the author's own practical experience as a Clinical Psychologist, with examples of, and numerous quotations from people with Asperger's Syndrome.

Preparing For Life

Author: Jed Baker
Publisher: Future Horizons
ISBN: 1932565337
Size: 23.35 MB
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A life skills guide for individuals with autism and Asperger's syndrome discusses social skills and strategies needed for success in the adult world, including discussion of perspective-taking, nonverbal communication skills, and stress management.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy For Adult Asperger Syndrome

Author: Valerie L. Gaus
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1606237748
Size: 16.34 MB
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An invaluable resource for therapists, this lucidly written book provides research-based strategies for addressing the core problems of Asperger syndrome (AS) and helping clients manage frequently encountered comorbidities, such as anxiety disorders and depression. Detailed case examples illustrate the complexities of AS and the challenges it presents in daily life, relationships, and the workplace. The author presents a cogent rationale for cognitive-behavioral intervention and offers clear guidelines for conducting assessments and designing and implementing individualized treatment plans. Throughout, the emphasis is on helping people with AS decrease distress while preserving and building on their unique strengths. Special features include a case formulation worksheet and other helpful reproducibles.

A Guide To Asperger Syndrome

Author: Christopher Gillberg
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521001830
Size: 22.48 MB
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This is an accessible 2002 handbook for all those touched by Asperger syndrome; clinicians, those affected and carers alike.

Thriving In Adulthood With Asperger S Syndrome

Author: Craig Kendall
ISBN: 9780984110322
Size: 57.10 MB
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The author, Craig Kendall, is the father of a child with Asperger's syndrome. He has written several books on Asperger's syndrome and autism. In this book, Craig covers the issues that affect adults with Asperger's syndrome as well as those who love and support them. Chapter topics include: 1. Surviving the Social World: Making and Keeping Friends, Where and how to make friends as an adult / 2. Asperger's and Relationships: including relationship tips, dating, the "do's and don'ts" / 3. Loving Someone with Aspergers: Rekindling a failing relationship, Ideas for keeping the romance in your relationship, Keeping a marriage happy / 4. Employment and Adults with Asperger's: the interview, ten job interview tips, workplace issues, 8 issues to consider in selecting a job / 5. Services for Adults with Asperger's / How and when do I tell people I have Asperger's?: 4 reasons to disclose, 4 reasons NOT to disclose / 6. Self Advocacy: Learning to advocate for yourself / 7. How to Lead a Meaningful Life: Depression and anxiety, The search for meaning in adults with AS / 8. Getting an Asperger's Diagnosis as an Adult: Why to get a diagnosis, Resistance to or problems with getting a diagnosis, How to find a good therapist /9. Therapy Options: Common reasons adults refuse therapy, Overview of different types of therapy, psychotherapy, 3 information processing problems, Occupational Therapy (OT) /10. Nutrition and Eating Right: Supplements that can help your health, Diets, Seven reasons to avoid fast food

Autism And Asperger Syndrome

Author: Uta Frith
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521386081
Size: 19.35 MB
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Is Asperger syndrome a syndrome in its own right or is it a form of autism? Sufferers from the syndrome are like autistic individuals in that they show the same kind of impairments from early childhood; yet they are unlike them in being far more verbally articulate and socially adapted. They can be highly intelligent and reminiscent of eccentrics with their unusual interests, special skills and unworldliness. In this volume several of the major experts in the field discuss the diagnostic criteria of the syndrome, named after Hans Asperger who first described the condition in the 1940s, and illustrate their views with case studies drawn from their clinical practice. They also provide surprisingly practical suggestions on the education and management of autistic children. Current opinion on Asperger syndrome and its relationship to autism is fraught with disagreement and hampered by ignorance. This book gives the first coherent account of Asperger syndrome as a distinct variant of autism.

Very Late Diagnosis Of Asperger Syndrome Autism Spectrum Disorder

Author: Philip Wylie
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857007785
Size: 74.42 MB
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As awareness and understanding of Asperger Syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorder increases, more adults are identifying themselves as being on the spectrum and seeking formal diagnosis. This book discusses the process, the pros and cons, and the after-effects of receiving an autism diagnosis in adulthood. Outlining the likely stages of the journey to diagnosis, this book looks at what the individual may go through as they become aware of their Asperger characteristics and as they seek pre-assessment and diagnosis, as well as common reactions upon receiving a diagnosis - from depression and anger to relief and self-acceptance. Combining practical guidance with advice from personal experience and interviews and correspondence with specialists in the field, the book discusses if and when to disclose to family, friends and employers, how to seek appropriate support services, and how to use the self-knowledge gained through diagnosis to live well in the future.

The Complete Guide To Getting A Job For People With Asperger S Syndrome

Author: Barbara Bissonnette
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857006924
Size: 24.20 MB
Format: PDF
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Finding a job is a confusing and anxiety-provoking process for many individuals with Asperger's Syndrome (AS) who may not know what they are qualified to do and may struggle to communicate their value to employers. In this book, Asperger's employment expert Barbara Bissonnette describes exactly what it takes to get hired in the neurotypical workplace. Every aspect of finding employment is covered, from defining strengths and researching occupations, to marketing oneself and projecting confidence and enthusiasm in interviews. Job-hunters are taught how to develop a personal profile of their talents and skills, their ideal work environment, and important work criteria. They are then shown how to set realistic goals and develop an effective job search plan. There is detailed instruction on networking, including how to find contacts and what to say. A wealth of checklists, templates, sample scripts and written communications accompany the text. Upfront, engaging and highly practical, this will be an essential guide for individuals with AS entering the workforce for the first time, as well as experienced workers who have lost jobs or wish to change careers but are uncertain about how to find the best match for their abilities.