1. Asperger’s Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals by Tony Attwood, Paperback: 224 pages, Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
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.
2. Social Skills Training for Children and Adolescents with Asperger Syndrome and Social-Communications Problems by Jed E., Ph.D Baker, Jed E. Baker, Paperback: 240 pages, Publisher: Autism Asperger Publishing
Whether it’s learning how long one can look at somebody without being accused of staring; how to shift topics, despite one’s desire to stick with that all-consuming special interest; how to say no to peer pressure; or dealing with a sensitive topic – it’s all here…and more. In this comprehensive and user-friendly book, the author translates years of experience working with students with Asperger Syndrome and social-communication difficulties. After brief introductory chapters on skills to target, instructional strategies, behavior management, promoting generalization, etc., as well as a special chapter by Brenda Smith Myles on relevant characteristics of autism spectrum disorders, the reader is presented with the essence of this must-have resource: 70 of the skills that most commonly cause difficulty for individuals with autism spectrum disorders and social-communication problems. The presentation of each skill consists of a reproducible skill handout, as well as activity sheets listing ways teachers and parents can demonstrate, practice, and reinforce the skill in the classroom and at home. A concluding chapter on promoting peer acceptance offers sensitivity training programs for both students of various age groups and school staff, making this a complete social skills training package for students of all ages.
3. The OASIS Guide to Asperger Syndrome: Advice, Support, Insight, and Inspiration by Patricia Romanowski Bashe (Foreword), Barbara L. Kirby, Tony Attwood (Foreword), Hardcover: 467 pages, Publisher: Crown
Whether your child has been diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome or troubling symptoms are just becoming apparent, this book will guide you in the right direction. AS manifests itself in an array of characteristics, including average to high intelligence, obsessive behavior, intense special interests, and difficulty dealing with everyday social situations. Children with AS often have trouble processing and expressing emotions appropriately; they may be physically awkward or have unique learning styles. As a parent of a boy diagnosed with AS in 1994, Barbara Kirby found scant resources and support. She teamed up with Patricia Romanowski Bashe, now co-owner of OASIS and herself the mother of a son with AS, to write The OASIS Guide to Asperger Syndrome, the most complete resource for parents and teachers of children with AS.
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