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The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome (original 2006; edition 2008)

by Tony Attwood (Author)

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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… (more)
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The definitive handbook for anyone affected by Asperger syndrome. It brings together a wealth of information on all aspects of the syndrome from children through to adults. Drawing on case studies and personal accounts from the author's extensive clinical experience, and from his correspondence with individuals with AS, this book is both authoritative and extremely accessible.
  ThePinesLibrary | Mar 4, 2014 |
A lot of repetition - his favorite word seems to be "immature(-ity)", not enough on coping as/with an adult with Aspergers, but it does help answer the cry, "Can anyone tell me who I am?" Perhaps this is not the cry of others with Aspergers but it is a cry the book helps answer nonetheless. ( )
  davemac | Feb 4, 2014 |
A popular book. Handbook offers information on all aspects for children and adults. Julie Evans Bimingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust.
  RCPsychLibrary | Jan 27, 2014 |
For as much as is currently known about Asperger's Syndrome, this book is quite comprehensive. Research has come a long way in recent years but opinions are still evolving.

Atwood's book is written clearly, well organized, and covers all ages from children to adults. Each chapter discusses key points that are informative with suggestions that are practical and age appropriate.

This book was recommended to me by a child psychiatrist as the best book of its kind out there. I found it easy to read and understand. It makes a good resource for the person affected by Asperger's as well as family and friends.

Atwood's philosophy is that Asperger's personalities are not good or bad, they are just different. In addition to diagnosis information and clinical observations, there are many problem solving options and useful strategies for a lifetime of coping with this difference. ( )
1 vote -Cee- | Aug 31, 2010 |
Editorial Review - Reed Business Information (c) 2006
In 1998, Australian clinical psychologist Attwood published Asperger's Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals, which quickly established him as an international expert on the condition. Here, he updates research in this rapidly evolving field, offering a wealth of information on childhood, college, long-term relationships, and careers. He gives comprehensive coverage of topics such as friendship, bullying, special interests, and theory of mind. Each chapter begins with a quote from Hans Asperger himself and includes firsthand experiences from individuals with Asperger's, including Temple Grandin, Liane Holliday Willey, and Stephen Shore. Particularly helpful are the "Key Points and Strategies" at each chapter's end and the detailed FAQs, glossary, resources, and references sections. Attwood writes, "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." His work skillfully brings together the current information on this fascinating condition and is an essential purchase for academic and public libraries. Elizabeth Safford, Nevins Memorial Lib., Methuen, MA ( )
  Benuka | Mar 28, 2010 |
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Not everything that steps out of line, and thus 'abnormal', must necessarily be 'inferior'.
Hans Asperger (1938)
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In memory of my grandmother Elsie May Dovey (1903-1987) and my grandfather William Howard Dovey (1905-2000)
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[Preface:] The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome provides a personal perception of children, teenagers and adults with Asperger's syndrome based on my extensive clinical experience and reviewing and contributing to research studies and publications.
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[Chapter 15:] This thought comforted him as he opened the door of his new 7 Series BMW, and realized he was late for the meeting to go through the final preparations for his wedding.
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