Asperger Syndrome and Adolescence
Helping Preteens and Teens Get Ready for the Real World
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|Format:||Paperback, 192 pages, New edition Edition|
|Other Information: ||illustrations|
|Published In: ||United States, 01 April 2003|
Asperger Syndrome (AS) is on the high-functioning end of the autism spectrum and is characterized by a lack of social skills, abnormal preoccupation with certain objects or tasks and the inability to control one's rage. It is also characterized by high creativity and passion that can be too often squelched in a parent's or teacher's efforts to manage the behaviour of the AS child. There is no specific treatment or cure. This is a relatively new diagnosis, and has been retroactively applied to geniuses like Vladimir Nabokov. But for the modern-day kid, who has to follow the social norms of the day, which include sitting for long periods of time in a chair, AS can be excruciatingly difficult. This book explains the condition and gives coping strategies.
About the Author
Teresa Bolick, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist who specializes in autism spectrum disorders. She received a B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Emory University. Dr. Bolick is a consultant to schools and maintains a private practice in Nashua, New Hampshire. She lives in Massachusetts with her family.
"Finally! Information for parents of teens! Asperger Syndrome and Adolescence: Helping Preteens and Teens Get Ready for the Real World is a wonderful resource. I highly recommend that it be read not only by parents and professionals who work with teens with AS but also by parents of younger children who wish a glimpse into the future."
|Publisher: ||Fair Winds Press|
|Dimensions: ||21.0 x 15.0 x 1.0 centimeters (0.22 kg)|