Asperger Syndrome, the Universe and Everything

Author: Kenneth Hall

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Pub

ISBN: 9781853029301

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 109

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Kenneth Hall was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome at the age of eight. Here he describes some of the inner experiences and perceptions of autism in childhood. He has a warm and positive attitude which other children will find inspiring. Insights, struggles and joys are recounted vividly in a frank and humorous way.

Parenting a Child with Asperger Syndrome

200 Tips and Strategies

Author: Brenda Boyd

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781843101376

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 202

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Gathers information and advice for parents of children with Asperger's syndrome, helping parents to respond positively to the challenge and find the joy in their child's way of being.

Freaks, Geeks and Asperger Syndrome

A User Guide to Adolescence

Author: Luke Jackson

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781843100980

Category: Education

Page: 215

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Offers insights by a teenager with Asperger's syndrome into the difficulties of the disorder, including information on fascinations and obsessions, sensory perception, sleep, bullies, moral dilemmas, eating, and socializing.

The Parents' Guide to Teaching Kids with Asperger Syndrome and Similar ASDs Real-Life Skills for Independence

Author: Patricia Romanowski

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 0307588963

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 400

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The definitive resource for teaching kids with Asperger syndrome the life skills that build independence, confidence, and self-esteem. Children with autism spectrum disorders learn differently. Our kids' choices are too often limited and their paths to success restricted, not by a lack of intellectual ability but by deficits in acquiring, applying, and generalizing basic life skills. Success in school, at home, on the playground, and beyond depends on mastering countless basic living skills that most other kids just "pick up" almost by osmosis. This book shows parents how to teach these so-called easy skills to complex learners. This is the first book for parents and caregivers of kids with Asperger syndrome and similar learning profiles that features strategies based on applied behavior analysis--the most widely accepted, evidence-based, and effective teaching method for learners with ASDs--including how to: -Identify critical skills appropriate for your child's age--how to teach them and why -Implement new techniques that can replace, mimic, prompt, override, or impose missing order on your child's learning style -Design a curriculum for your child that reduces reliance on prompts (including parents) and promotes new learning, new behaviors, and independence From the Trade Paperback edition.

Appreciating Asperger Syndrome

Looking at the Upside, with 300 Positive Points

Author: Brenda Boyd

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1843106256

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 222

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En helt anderledes og positiv opfattelse af Aspergers Syndrom. Forfatteren påviser, at ved hvert negativt kendetegn kan der nævnes adskillige positive aspekter og udviklingsmuligheder.

The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome

Author: Tony Attwood

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1843104954

Category: Psychology

Page: 397

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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.

The Myriad Gifts of Asperger's Syndrome

Author: John M. Ortiz

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781846427787

Category: Psychology

Page: 176

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A fascinating collection of real-life personal profiles, The Myriad Gifts of Asperger's Syndrome focuses on the talents, abilities, and achievements of individuals with Asperger's Syndrome (AS). Vaschel has a remarkable connection with animals; Richard can tell the weight of any item he lifts to the nearest tenth of a pound; two-year-old Hannah detected a dangerously faulty electrical circuit in her family home; and eight-year-old Clark became conversant in French after only an evening's study. What connects these individuals? They all have AS. John M. Ortiz celebrates the qualities of individuals with AS he has met through his clinical experience, including their characteristic tenacity, honesty, and attention to detail, and looks also at the wide range of careers they have chosen and in which they flourish. This uplifting book should be read and enjoyed by anyone who knows or works professionally with individuals with AS, and anyone with an interest in the subject.

Can I Tell You about Asperger Syndrome?

A Guide for Friends and Family

Author: Jude Welton,Jane Telford,Elizabeth Newson

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1843102064

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 48

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Introducing Adam, who has Asperger syndrome -- Reading feelings -- Tones of voice -- Playing with others -- Loud noises -- Confusing groups -- Unexpected change -- Motor skills -- Special interests -- What is Asperger syndrome? -- How to help -- How teachers can help.

Pretending to be Normal

Living with Asperger's Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder) Expanded Edition

Author: Liane Holliday Willey

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 0857009877

Category: Psychology

Page: 192

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Compelling and witty, Liane Holliday Willey's account of growing to adulthood as an undiagnosed 'Aspie' has been read by thousands of people on and off the autism spectrum since it was first published in 1999. Bringing her story up to date, including her diagnosis as an adult, and reflecting on the changes in attitude over 15 years, this expanded edition will continue to entertain (and inform) all those who would like to know a little more about how it feels to spend your life `pretending to be normal'.

Asperger Syndrome

What Teachers Need to Know

Author: Matt Winter

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781843101437

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 96

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A fully revised edition shares concise, accessible summaries of current understandings about Asperger's Syndrome while outlining practical strategies for adapting to the educational needs of students with AS, in a volume that includes new material about the needs of older students. Original.

Parenting a Teen or Young Adult with Asperger Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder)

325 Ideas, Insights, Tips and Strategies

Author: Brenda Boyd

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 0857005871

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

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325 astute and practical ideas, insights, tips and strategies address the complex issues parents face during this crucial period of transition for their child with Asperger Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder). The practical, bite-size suggestions focus on the vital importance of developing and nurturing an open and healthy relationship with your son or daughter. The easy-to-navigate format will suit busy parents wanting to locate advice to suit their particular needs. All the suggestions are designed to foster understanding and acceptance between family members and help the AS young person with common problem areas such as social vulnerability and peer relationships, self-esteem, anxiety and coping with change. This will be an invaluable companion for parents, carers and family members of an adolescent or young adult with AS.

Congratulations! It's Asperger Syndrome

Author: Jen Birch

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1846423937

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

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One of the increasing number of people diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome in adulthood, New Zealand-born Jen Birch relates her story with humour and honesty, taking us through the years of frustration and confusion that led to her diagnosis in 1999. Now that she can put her life experiences into context, she candidly describes her continual search for 'normality', including her experiences at work, her difficulties with relationships, her time spent in a psychiatric hospital and her struggle for correct diagnosis in a country where the syndrome is relatively unknown. Talking positively about how her life has changed since the 'revelation', Jen aims to use this new-found knowledge to inform others about the syndrome and how, once its pros and cons are understood, life can be lived to the full.

Finding a Different Kind of Normal

Misadventures with Asperger Syndrome

Author: Jeanette Purkis

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781846424694

Category: Education

Page: 192

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Jeanette Purkis spent her early life reacting violently against her feelings of embarrassment, anger and confusion about her 'difference' from other people. She was unaware until well into adulthood that everything she found difficult, including her lack of success in forming relationships, could be a result of having Asperger Syndrome. Used to being a misfit from a very young age, Jeanette found that being a member of a group in which she had a label - Jeanette the Communist; Jeanette, Enemy of the State; Jeanette the convict; Jeanette the drug addict - gave her a sense of order she could depend on, particularly in prison, where each day had a set routine and the inmates accepted her because of her rebel attitude. Finally diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome at the age of 20, the author only began to accept her diagnosis some years later when she felt for the first time that she might learn to cope with being herself. Jeanette's remarkable life and her journey towards finding a different kind of normal is compelling and inspiring reading for people with autism spectrum disorders, and those living or working with them.

Inclusion in the Secondary School Support Materials for Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

Author: Penny Kershaw,Joy Beaney

Publisher: National Autistic Society

ISBN: 9781905722020

Category: Autistic children

Page: 60

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Packed with useful strategies and photocopiable work materials, this book will be useful for SENCOs and the mainstream staff. The ideas and methods suggested by authors will benefit a whole range of the students in the school, not only children with an ASD.

Right Address ... Wrong Planet

Children with Asperger Syndrome Becoming Adults

Author: Gena P. Barnhill

Publisher: AAPC Publishing

ISBN: 9781931282024

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 227

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Describes what life is like for people living with Asperger's syndrome from both the parent and patient, and focuses on the changes that take place when children reach adulthood, and includes issues surrounding college, dating, and depression.

Different Like Me

My Book of Autism Heroes

Author: Jennifer Elder,Marc Thomas

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1843108151

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

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Profiles twenty famous individuals who may have been autistic, including Albert Einstein, Andy Warhol, Dian Fossey, and Glen Gould.

Loving Mr. Spock

Understanding a Lover with Asperger's Syndrome

Author: Barbara Jacobs

Publisher: Future Horizons

ISBN: 1932565205

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 343

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As a popular advice columnist in the UK, Barbara Jacobs never suspected she'd be the one needing the relationship advice. But when she fell in love with Danny, a man with Asperger's Syndrome, she quickly learned to expect the unexpected. In this book, Barbara candidly delves into the dynamics of their relationship. She lovingly compares Danny to Mr. Spock, a character who thrives on logic rather than emotion, while admitting that she was quite opposite. Join Barbara and Danny on their tumultuous journey in love, and learn about Asperger's along the way through figures, diagnostic guidelines, quotes and surveys by other couples, and more. If you love someone with Asperger's, or have Asperger's yourself, you can learn a lot from this book. Note: This book addresses some mature topics. Helpful chapters include: The Handsome Stranger Syndrome First Steps in a Parallel Universe Other-wired Bringing Up Baby A Working Model Breakthrough Nuts and Bolts

The Best Kind of Different

Our Family's Journey with Asperger's Syndrome

Author: Shonda Schilling,Curt Schilling

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062000071

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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In The Best Kind of Different, Shonda Schilling, the wife of Major League Baseball All Star, former Boston Red Sox, and World Series championship pitcher Curt Schilling, shares the story of their son’s Asperger’s Syndrome, how it changed their lives, and what other parents can learn about this increasingly common diagnosis. Candid and compelling, The Best Kind of Different traces their family’s struggle with Asperger’s, following Curt and Shonda as they come to understand their son’s differences and in the process relearn everything they thought they knew about parenting.

Tasting the Universe

People Who See Colors in Words and Rainbows in Symphonies

Author: Maureen Seaberg

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 1601636679

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 288

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“When I spoke of my impressions as a child, I quickly learned that my perceptions were not common; in fact, they were strange. Like many synesthetes around the world, I learned to keep them to myself. Thus I’m grateful for the present day climate of inquiry into and wonder about this nearly forgotten gift.... And while traditional medicine has always fascinated me, and research on this topic is currently burgeoning around the world, I knew I must also call on consciousness experts. As someone who lived inside the experience, I knew that anatomy alone did not, could not, hold all the answers.... The beauty of the individual testimonies in this book is that they are the subjects’ truths as only someone who knows the gift intimately can speak about it; many of them are speaking at length about it for the first time. Their words about such an ineffable experience have helped me find my own.” —Maureen Seaberg in Tasting the Universe A violinist sees a scarlet form when he plays a certain note; a rock star sees waves of blue and green as she composes a ballad; an actress tastes cake when she utters the word “table.” This fascinating mingling of the senses is called “synesthesia,” and the people who possess this amazing gift are called “synesthetes.” Synesthesia is scientifically described as a cross-wiring, or lack of chemical inhibition, between brain neurons that occurs in about five percent of the population, often among “creatives”—musicians, artists, actors, writers, and so on. Scientific research is currently being conducted throughout the world to discover more about this condition. However, experts in the fields of spirituality and quantum physics are convinced that the truth of synesthesia lies not only within traditional science, but also within the realm of the mystical and the ineffable. Step into Maureen’s glittering alternate universe as she explores this fascinating subject, combining clear explanations of groundbreaking scientific research with an exploration of deeper spiritual truths. Tasting the Universe explains and explores: Why survivors of near-death experiences sometimes “return” with this amazing gift. Why all infants are believed to be synesthetes until four months of age. The experiences of famous synesthetes such as Itzhak Perlman, Billy Joel, Pharrell Williams, and Marilyn Monroe (whose biographer, Norman Mailer, first asserted that she possessed this gift). For Maureen, synesthesia is not an idle “brain tick” that can be explained away by science (although it does offer some important clues), but a unique and ineffable ability to tap into and reveal a greater creative universe and even the divine. Follow along with her as she takes you on her own personal “Eat, Pray, Love” of discovery, prompted by her often confounding yet always amazing experiences growing up with this gift.