Asperger's Syndrome For Dummies

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ISBN/EAN: 9780470660874
Sprache: Englisch
Umfang: 376 S.
Format (T/L/B): 2 x 23.5 x 19 cm
Auflage: 1. Auflage 2011
Einband: Paperback


Discover how to survive and thrive with Asperger's Syndrome Asperger's Syndrome (or AS) is a condition on the autism spectrum that affects how someone makes sense of the world, processes information and relates to other people. This definitive guide explains how to live with Asperger's on a day-to-day basis, covering everything from coping with social interaction to dealing with specific learning difficulties associated with AS. Whether you live with Asperger's yourself or want to support someone who does, this book will give you the facts you need to make the best choices every step of the way. * Get the facts at your fingertips - find out about the causes and characteristics of Asperger's Syndrome and uncover the pros and cons of formal diagnosis * Live well reassuring advice on how to enjoy everyday life, from getting the most out of education and the workplace to living independently * Support people you know - get tips on living and working with people with AS and learn how to parent children, teenagers and adults with the condition * Keep the balance - discover how diet, therapies and lifestyle options all play into the management of Asperger's, and choose the options that work best for you Open the book and find: * The ins and outs of diagnosing Asperger's Syndrome * Advice on coping with conditions affiliated with AS, from anxiety and depression to OCD * How to cope with sensory issues at home and at work * Advice on finding the right school environment * The facts about autism rights * The best organisations for advice and support * A glossary of Asperger's terminology Learn to: * Identify the characteristics of Asperger's Syndrome * Live well with the condition * Parent a child who has Asperger's or support someone you know


Gina Gomez de la Cuesta, PhD is Action Research Leader for The National Autistic Society (NAS). She has worked in the field of autism for six years and completed her PhD at the Autism Research Centre at the University of Cambridge. James Mason, otherwise known as the Goth, has high-functioning autism. He is the editor of Asperger United magazine, published by the NAS, which is written by and for people on the autism spectrum.



Introduction. Part I: Understanding Asperger''s Syndrome. Chapter 1: Introducing Asperger''s Syndrome. Chapter 2: Discovering the Causes of Asperger''s Syndrome. Chapter 3: Diagnosing Asperger''s Syndrome. Chapter 4: Discovering Additional Diagnoses in Asperger''s Syndrome. Chapter 5: Understanding Asperger''s Syndrome in Women. Part II: Living with Asperger''s Syndrome. Chapter 6: Enjoying Life with Asperger''s Syndrome. Chapter 7: Getting the Most Out of Education and the Workplace. Chapter 8: Finding Independence and Advocating for Your Rights. Part III: Supporting People with Asperger''s Syndrome. Chapter 9: Parenting Children Who Have Asperger''s Syndrome. Chapter 10: Parenting During School, College and Adult Life. Chapter 11: Relating to People Who Have Asperger''s Syndrome. Chapter 12: Sussing Out Sensory Difficulties. Part IV: Discovering Therapies, Medication and Diet for Asperger''s Syndrome. Chapter 13: Navigating Behavioural Therapies. Chapter 14: Understanding Medication and Medical Procedures. Chapter 15: Digesting Diet. Part V: The Part of Tens. Chapter 16: Ten (Or So) Sources of Support and Information on Asperger''s Syndrome. Chapter 17: Ten Positives about Living with Asperger''s Syndrome. Chapter 18: Ten Famous People (Some Fictional) Who May Have Had Asperger''s Syndrome. Appendix A: A List of Books You Might Like to Read (And Some Discs). Appendix B: Glossary. Index.

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