Item description for A Parent's Guide to Asperger Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism, First Edition: How to Meet the Challenges and Help Your Child Thrive by Sally Ozonoff, Geraldine Dawson & James McPartland...
Overview Presents definitions, diagnosis, causes, and treatments, and discusses day-to-day living, channeling a child's strengths, examples and solutions to basic problems, and dealing with home, school, and life as an adult.
Publishers Description Asperger syndrome and high-functioning autism are detected earlier and more accurately today than ever before. Children and teens with these disorders often stand out for their precocious intelligence and language abilities-yet profound social difficulties can limit every aspect of their lives. This hopeful, compassionate guide shows parents how to work with their children's unique impairments and capabilities to help them learn to engage more fully with the world and live as self-sufficiently as possible. From leading experts in the field, the book is packed with practical ideas for helping children relate more comfortably to peers, learn the rules of appropriate behavior, and participate more fully in school and family life. It also explains what scientists currently know about autistic spectrum disorders and how they are diagnosed and treated. Real-life success stories, problem-solving ideas, and matter-of-fact advice on everything from educational placements to career planning make this an indispensable reference that families will turn to again and again.
Citations And Professional Reviews A Parent's Guide to Asperger Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism, First Edition: How to Meet the Challenges and Help Your Child Thrive by Sally Ozonoff, Geraldine Dawson & James McPartland has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Library Journal - 08/01/2002 page 130
Wilson Public Library Catalog - 01/01/2004 page 389
Library Journal - 08/12/2002
Wilson Public Library Catalog - 12/31/2008 page 524
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Studio: The Guilford Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 6" Height: 9" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date Jun 20, 2002
Publisher The Guilford Press
ISBN 1572305312 ISBN13 9781572305311
Availability 0 units.
More About Sally Ozonoff, Geraldine Dawson & James McPartland
Sally Ozonoff, PhD, is an Associate Professor at the M.I.N.D. Institute, a national center for the study and treatment of autism spectrum disorders based at the University of California, Davis. She is widely known for her research, teaching, and clinical expertise in the areas of Asperger syndrome and high-functioning autism. Previously, she was Associate Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry and co-Director of the Autism Specialty Clinic at the University of Utah. Geraldine Dawson, PhD, is Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Duke Center for Autism Diagnosis and Treatment at Duke University. She served as Founding Director of the University of Washington Autism Center. An internationally recognized autism expert with a focus on early detection, intervention, and brain plasticity in autism, Dr. Dawson is a passionate advocate for families. She is coauthor of "An Early Start for Your Child with Autism" and "A Parent's Guide to Asperger Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism." James McPartland is a doctoral candidate in child clinical psychology at the University of Washington. "
Sally Ozonoff has an academic affiliation as follows - Mind Institute, Uc Davis.
Reviews - What do customers think about A Parent's Guide to Asperger Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism: How to Meet the Challenges and Help Your Child Thrive?
not comprehensive Sep 10, 2007
This book is ok if you are just beginning to understand aspergers, but it doesn't have the practical advice implied, and it's not as comprehensive as Atwood's books.
My favorite for HFA parents! Jan 26, 2007
I have read several books on ASD and this one was by far the most helpful. Most books are aimed at younger and more severely affected children, so it was so helpful to read detailed information concerning older childre, adolescents, and adults. As both a parent of a PDD-NOS child and an adult with some autistic-spectrum traits myself, I can attest that the information on learning styles and social difficulties is dead-on.
As an aside, I was surprised that the book mentioned nothing about one major problem common to HFA children and adults: a severe difficulty with recognizing faces.
Packed with information, a must read for new diagnosis Jan 22, 2007
Our son's psychologist recommended this book following his Asperger's diagnosis and it has been tremendously useful already. We were able to gain understanding of our son with every chapter and implement new strategies immediately with positive results. This book has so much information in such a tiny space that you can read and re-read this many times and still glean more information. It helps you to understand what Asperger's is, why your child does what s/he does, and most importantly how to work with your child, teachers, and others to make life enjoyable and more functional again. I highly recommend this book to any parent of a newly diagnosed child. When you finish this book, you should read Thinking in Pictures by Temple Grandin - another fascinating and useful perspective on the ASD world of your child.
Positive Outlook Jan 9, 2007
This book was refreshing in that it focuses on how to use the strengths that ASD children possess in order to work through some of the difficulties they may face. This approach gave me a different way of viewing my son - a little guy with many tools that will help him overcome the challenges that will come his way.
Must read! Jul 11, 2006
This book provides really good insights into children with Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism. Recommended to me by a school social worker, and I understand why.