The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome

The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome

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Jessica Kingsley Pub
This is the definitive handbook for anyone affected by Asperger's syndrome, with a new introduction explaining the DSM-5. It brings together information on all aspects of the syndrome for children through to adults. Drawing on case studies from Attwood's extensive clinical experience, the book is authoritative and extremely accessible.
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

Baker & Taylor
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.

Book News
As we get better at understanding Asperger's Syndrome (AS) we will get better at finding accommodations or treatment as suitable, and including those with this autism spectrum disorder more often in society. Practitioner Attwood describes the syndrome and how it affects adults and children, the process of diagnosis, the means of making social contacts and developing friendships, methods of dealing with teasing and bullying, theories about how AS works in the mind, the understanding and expression of emotions, special interests, language, cognitive abilities, movement and coordination, sensory sensitivity, life as an adult, psychotherapy and frequently asked questions. Attwood appears to be directing this primarily at professionals and caregivers. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: London : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, c2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781843104957
Branch Call Number: 616.8588 ATT
Characteristics: 397 p. ;,26 cm.
Alternative Title: Asperger's syndrome


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bookgirlatDCL Jan 22, 2017

This book is the very first book I read when I became aware that my daughter might be autistic (I actually read it 3 times). It contains a wealth of information about all aspects of asperger's/high-functioning autism and helped me confirm my suspicions and ultimately seek a professional diagnosis.

Mar 01, 2014

This book is very technical, but is still readable. It is written for a clinician, so it is pretty dry.

You will get a huge amount of information. I had to take notes and read in in chunks.

Oct 11, 2012

This book was recommended to me by a psychiatrist who claimed that this book was "his bible for Asperger's" Syndrome and related disorders. It is a big book full of everything you'd ever want to know including quotes and research from Hans Asperger himself. I am neither a psychologist not psychiatrist. I have no medical training, but I can understand what is being said and what Asperger's is and how it differs from PDD-NOS and (traditional) Autism. I read it as a parent of a child with Asperger's or PDD-NOS.

Oct 26, 2010

The very first book to read when ready to learn about the Asperger Syndrome.

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