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Aspergers Answer Book
Professional Answers to 300 of the Top Questions Parents Ask
In a time when parents are overwhelmed with confusingand often conflictinginformation, The Aspergers Answer Book provides them with clear and confident counsel. Written by an experienced child psychologist, The Aspergers Answer Book covers such topics as:
--Is it autism or is it Aspergers?
--Getting your child evaluated
--Routines and rituals
--Growing up with Aspergers Syndrome
Written in an easy-to-read Q&A format, The Aspergers Answer Book helps parents understand and accept their childs illness and develop a plan for success.
320 pages; ISBN 9781402231797
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Aspergers Disorder, which will be referred to as AD throughout this book, is considered a pervasive developmental disorder. This means it causes significant problems in many areas of the childs development, including socialization, communication, behavior, thinking, and activities.
Children, teens, and adults who have AD have significant problems with:
1. Socializing with others
4. Intense preoccupation with one or two topics
5. Repetitive routines, behaviors, and movements
7. Speech and language
8. Motor skills
9. Sensitivity to sensations of sound, light, or touch
Individuals with AD are different from people with other pervasive developmental disorders in that they do not have significant delays in language, cognitive development, or self-help skills.
Symptoms of AD are seen in every setting, including at home, in the classroom, on the playground, and in after-school and extracurricular activities. Virtually every area of the AD childs life is affected.
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