The Complete Guide To Asperger S Syndrome

Author: Tony Attwood
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1843104954
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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
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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.

The Essential Guide To Asperger S Syndrome

Author: Eileen Bailey
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101588713
Size: 27.82 MB
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Asperger's Syndrome is a complicated condition that is often misunderstood and misdiagnosed. Parents and caregivers can often find themselves bewildered by the circumstances and accompanying behaviors that are associated with raising a child with Asperger's. The Essential Guide to Asperger's Syndrome is a goldmine of practical advice for dealing with many of the common situations that often confront Aspies and their parents. Through the practical and immensely helpful tips in this book parents will learn how to turn potentially stressful situations into calm, manageable moments. Authoritative and complete, this book provides must-have information on seeking a proper diagnosis, different treatment options, developing social skills, dealing with bullying, finding the right school, and helping the young adult with AS transition to college or more independent living. Helping everyone in the family thrive and survive the challenges of Asperger's, this book will be a guiding light to any parent with an Aspie child.

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

Author: Barbara Bissonnette
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857006924
Size: 69.30 MB
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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.

A Guide To Asperger Syndrome

Author: Christopher Gillberg
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521001830
Size: 15.19 MB
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This is an accessible 2002 handbook for all those touched by Asperger syndrome; clinicians, those affected and carers alike.

Asperger S Syndrome Workplace Survival Guide

Author: Barbara Bissonnette
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857008072
Size: 73.59 MB
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The workplace can be a difficult environment for people with Asperger's Syndrome (AS) and this often impedes their ability to make use of particular skills and sustain meaningful and fulfilling employment. This is the definitive guide to surviving and thriving in the workplace for people with AS. It includes everything from realistic strategies for meeting employer expectations, to how to get along with your colleagues and work as part of a team, multitask and manage projects, and handle anxiety and effectively resolve problems. Common employment challenges are illustrated through examples from the author's extensive experience coaching individuals with AS at all job levels, from entry-level to manager and professional positions. The pragmatic recommendations in the book will benefit anyone with AS who is entering the workforce, as well as those who struggle to maintain employment, or who want to improve their performance and advance their careers.

Preparing For Life

Author: Jed Baker
Publisher: Future Horizons
ISBN: 1932565337
Size: 17.51 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.

Freaks Geeks And Asperger Syndrome

Author: Luke Jackson
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1846423562
Size: 56.93 MB
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Part of the Reading Well scheme. 35 books selected by young people and health professionals to provide 13 to 18 year olds with high-quality support, information and advice about common mental health issues and related conditions. Winner of the NASEN & TES Special Educational Needs Children's Book Award 2003 Have you ever been called a freak or a geek? Have you ever felt like one? Luke Jackson is 13 years old and has Asperger Syndrome. Over the years Luke has learned to laugh at such names but there are other aspects of life which are more difficult. Adolescence and the teenage years are a minefield of emotions, transitions and decisions and when a child has Asperger Syndrome, the result is often explosive. Luke has three sisters and one brother in various stages of their adolescent and teenage years but he is acutely aware of just how different he is and how little information is available for adolescents like himself. Drawing from his own experiences and gaining information from his teenage brother and sisters, he wrote this enlightening, honest and witty book in an attempt to address difficult topics such as bullying, friendships, when and how to tell others about AS, school problems, dating and relationships, and morality. Luke writes briefly about his younger autistic and AD/HD brothers, providing amusing insights into the antics of his younger years and advice for parents, carers and teachers of younger AS children. However, his main reason for writing was because "so many books are written about us, but none are written directly to adolescents with Asperger Syndrome. I thought I would write one in the hope that we could all learn together".

How To Find Work That Works For People With Asperger Syndrome

Author: Gail Hawkins
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781843101512
Size: 44.93 MB
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Hawkins guides readers through the process of gaining employment, from building a supportive team, addressing workplace challenges, to securing an appropriate post. The book includes practical tips on topics such as finding potential employers and creating a dazzling CV, as well as sensitive advice on assessing when somebody is ready for work.

The Partner S Guide To Asperger Syndrome

Author: Susan J. Moreno
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9780857005663
Size: 73.98 MB
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Adults with Asperger Syndrome (AS) often have difficulties acquiring relationship skills due to the defining characteristics of the syndrome, experiences with peers during childhood and adolescence, and the expectations of their partners. However, an increasing number do go on to achieve happy and successful long-term relationships with non-spectrum (NS) partners. This supportive book will give NS partners a better understanding of NS/AS relationships, and of what other NS partners have found to be helpful in terms of better understanding themselves and their partners, and enriching their relationships. Drawing on interviews with over 100 people in NS/AS relationships, as well as on their own experiences of having family members on the autism spectrum, the authors explore the key differences which may impact upon AS/NS relationships, such as communication, social skills, and sensory issues, and offer tried-and-tested advice on how to surmount difficulties and make things work. The book includes chapters on coping with stress and meltdowns, parenting, positive AS qualities and how to use them to their full advantage in a relationship, as well as advice on how the NS partner can ensure that their own needs are met. This book will provide support and encouragement to those in a relationship with someone who has been diagnosed with AS, or who is suspected of having AS, and will also be a useful resource for counsellors and other professionals who wish to deepen their understanding of AS/NS relationships.