Psychology

Can I tell you about Asperger Syndrome?

A guide for friends and family

Author: Jude Welton

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1846424224

Category: Psychology

Page: 48

View: 1299

Meet Adam - a young boy with AS. Adam invites young readers to learn about AS from his perspective. He helps children understand the difficulties faced by a child with AS - he tells them what AS is, what it feels like to have AS and how they can help children with AS by understanding their differences and appreciating their many talents. This illustrated book is ideally suited for boys and girls between 7 and 15 years old and also serves as an excellent starting point for family and classroom discussions.
Family & Relationships

Can I tell you about Autism?

A guide for friends, family and professionals

Author: Jude Welton

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 0857008293

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 64

View: 8642

Meet Tom - a young boy with autism. Tom invites readers to learn about autism from his perspective, helping them to understand what it is and explaining the challenges he faces with issues such as social communication, sensory overload and changes in his routine. Tom tells readers about all the ways he can be helped and supported by those around him. This illustrated book is ideally suited for readers aged 7 and upwards, and will be an excellent way to increase understanding about autism, in the classroom or at home. It also includes clear, useful information for parents and professionals.
Health & Fitness

Can I tell you about Dementia?

A guide for family, friends and carers

Author: Jude Welton

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 0857006347

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 48

View: 1793

Meet Jack - an older man with dementia. Jack invites readers to learn about dementia from his perspective, helping them to understand the challenges faced by someone with dementia and the changes it causes to memory, communication and behaviour. He also gives advice on how to help someone with dementia stay as mentally and physically active as possible, keep safe and continue to feel cared for and valued. With illustrations throughout, this useful book will be an ideal introduction to dementia for anyone from child to adult. It will also guide family, friends and carers in understanding and explaining the condition and could serve as an excellent starting point for family discussions.
Education

I Am Utterly Unique

Celebrating the Strengths of Children with Asperger Syndrome and High-functioning Autism

Author: Elaine Marie Larson,Vivian Strand

Publisher: AAPC Publishing

ISBN: 9781931282895

Category: Education

Page: 56

View: 7617

Teaches the alphabet through such positive statements as "I am genuinely goodhearted" for the letter "g" and "I am utterly unique" for the letter "u."
Psychology

Asperger's Syndrome

A Guide for Parents and Professionals

Author: Tony Attwood

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781853025778

Category: Psychology

Page: 224

View: 7860

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.
Juvenile Nonfiction

This Is Asperger Syndrome

Author: Elisa Gagnon,Brenda Smith Myles

Publisher: AAPC Publishing

ISBN: 0967251419

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 9637

Introduces children to the world of their peers who display the confusing behaviors of Asperger Syndrome.
Family & Relationships

Can I tell you about Tourette Syndrome?

A guide for friends, family and professionals

Author: Mal Leicester

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 0857008064

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 56

View: 6654

Meet Max - a boy with Tourette syndrome (TS). Max invites readers to learn about Tourette's from his perspective, helping them to understand what tics and triggers are and what it feels like to have TS. He explains how living with TS can sometimes be difficult, and how people around him can help him to feel happy and accepted. This illustrated book is ideal for young people aged 7 upwards, as well as parents, friends, teachers and other professionals working with children with TS. It is also an excellent starting point for family and classroom discussions.
Psychology

Freaks, Geeks and Asperger Syndrome

A User Guide to Adolescence

Author: Luke Jackson

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1846423562

Category: Psychology

Page: 216

View: 7526

Part of the Reading Well scheme. 35 books selected by young people and health professionals to provide 13 to 18 year olds with high-quality support, information and advice about common mental health issues and related conditions. Winner of the NASEN & TES Special Educational Needs Children's Book Award 2003 Have you ever been called a freak or a geek? Have you ever felt like one? Luke Jackson is 13 years old and has Asperger Syndrome. Over the years Luke has learned to laugh at such names but there are other aspects of life which are more difficult. Adolescence and the teenage years are a minefield of emotions, transitions and decisions and when a child has Asperger Syndrome, the result is often explosive. Luke has three sisters and one brother in various stages of their adolescent and teenage years but he is acutely aware of just how different he is and how little information is available for adolescents like himself. Drawing from his own experiences and gaining information from his teenage brother and sisters, he wrote this enlightening, honest and witty book in an attempt to address difficult topics such as bullying, friendships, when and how to tell others about AS, school problems, dating and relationships, and morality. Luke writes briefly about his younger autistic and AD/HD brothers, providing amusing insights into the antics of his younger years and advice for parents, carers and teachers of younger AS children. However, his main reason for writing was because "so many books are written about us, but none are written directly to adolescents with Asperger Syndrome. I thought I would write one in the hope that we could all learn together".
Family & Relationships

Can I Tell You about ADHD?

A Guide for Friends, Family and Professionals

Author: Susan Yarney,Chris Martin

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1849053596

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 58

View: 5144

Each illustrated book in this series is designed for parents and professionals to use with children ages 7-up to help explain difficult concepts and features a cartoon character that explains a particular brain disorder. Original.

Can I Tell You about Anxiety?

Author: Lucy Willetts,Polly Waite

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781306958813

Category:

Page: 58

View: 9733

Megan invites readers to learn about anxiety from her perspective, helping them to understand why she sometimes feels anxious and how this affects her physically and emotionally. She talks about techniques she has learnt to help manage her anxiety, and tells family, friends and teachers how they can support someone who suffers from anxiety.
Psychology

The Asperger Children's Toolkit

Author: Francis Musgrave

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 184905293X

Category: Psychology

Page: 72

View: 4693

Developed specifically for children with Asperger Syndrome (AS) to use with a parent or carer, the Asperger Children's Toolkit is full of accessible information and snippets of wisdom about AS to promote mutual understanding. Likeable characters such as the Brain Guru, the Sensory Detective and the Social Scientist guide children through games and exercises designed to help them deal with particular areas of difficulty, including anxiety, social skills and emotional intelligence. A section is also devoted to the increasingly important issue of staying safe in the digital world, and provides children with the knowledge and skills they need to use the internet, social networking and text messaging safely.Original and highly interactive, with attractive color illustrations and cut-out-and-keep activities throughout, this is an essential toolkit for any family with a child with Asperger Syndrome.
Juvenile Nonfiction

Can I tell you about Pathological Demand Avoidance syndrome?

A guide for friends, family and professionals

Author: Ruth Fidler,Phil Christie

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 085700929X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 56

View: 8125

Meet Issy – an 11-year-old girl with pathological demand avoidance syndrome (PDA), a condition on the autism spectrum. Issy invites readers to learn about PDA from her perspective, helping them to understand how simple, everyday demands can cause her great anxiety and stress. Issy tells readers about all the ways she can be helped and supported by those around her. This illustrated book is for readers aged 7 and upwards, and will be an excellent way to increase understanding about PDA in the classroom or at home. It also includes practical tips and recommended resources for parents and professionals.
Family & Relationships

Asperger's--

What Does it Mean to Me? : a Workbook Explaining Self Awareness and Life Lessons to the Child Or Youth with High Functioning Autism Or Aspergers : Structured Teaching Ideas for Home and School

Author: Catherine Faherty,Gary B. Mesibov

Publisher: Future Horizons

ISBN: 1885477597

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 304

View: 4062

Designed for children with high-functioning autism or Asperger's Syndrome, this workbook offers an approach for the child to learn more about himself. Faherty asks the child to react to various subjects, offering alternatives for the child to select. Features a special binding to allow photocopying.
Psychology

Buster and the Amazing Daisy

Author: Nancy Ogaz

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781846420474

Category: Psychology

Page: 128

View: 6486

Daisy White was not crazy. Clumsy maybe, but definitely not crazy. In this exciting adventure story, Daisy, who has autism, defeats her bullies and overcomes her fears with the help of Buster, a very special rabbit. All is going well until a terrible fate threatens Daisy's new friend Cody. Will Daisy be able to gather her courage and special talents to save him? Buster and the Amazing Daisy is not just a humorous and engaging story. It will also give its readers an insight into the hopes and dreams, as well as the fears and frustrations, of many children with autism.
Psychology

Social Skills for Teenagers and Adults with Asperger Syndrome

A Practical Guide to Day-to-Day Life

Author: Nancy J Patrick

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781846428449

Category: Psychology

Page: 208

View: 2553

This resource provides practical strategies for helping teenagers and adults with Asperger Syndrome to navigate social skills, friendships and relationships at home and in the community. The author offers advice and useful strategies for tackling day-to-day problems such as visits to the dentist or the doctor, searching for a job, sorting out personal finances, going on vacation, and dealing with public transport, as well as more intimate topics such as dating and acquiring and maintaining friendships. The chapters are structured around real-life scenarios and the challenges they present, followed by step-by-step solutions and suggestions. A final section provides a set of practical self-help tools, which encourage the reader to note down answers to the questions posed and record personal reflections. This accessible guide will be essential reading for teenagers and adults with Asperger Syndrome and their families, teachers, therapists, counsellors, carers, social and health work professionals.
Psychology

Can I Tell You about OCD?

A Guide for Friends, Family and Professionals

Author: Amita Jassi

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Pub

ISBN: 9781849053815

Category: Psychology

Page: 47

View: 3369

Introducing Katie, who has OCD - Obsessions - Compulsions - Avoidance - How I was diagnosed - Why have I got OCD? - How OCD affects school - How OCD affects home - How OCD affects friendships - Treatments for OCD - How family and friends can help - How I can be helped at school.
Juvenile Fiction

Different Like Me

My Book of Autism Heroes

Author: Jennifer Elder,Marc Thomas

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1843108151

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

View: 2774

Profiles twenty famous individuals who may have been autistic, including Albert Einstein, Andy Warhol, Dian Fossey, and Glen Gould.
Family & Relationships

The Everything Parent's Guide to Children with Asperger's Syndrome

The sound advice and reliable answers you need to help your child succeed

Author: William Stillman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440503958

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 320

View: 5648

The clinical diagnosis of Asperger's can be intimidating for parents. Often the focus is on their child's "disabilities" rather than his "abilities," and parents may be left wondering what they should expect as their child journeys through life. This guide helps you take the first steps toward understanding how this developmental disorder may impact your child. This uncomplicated handbook introduces you to Asperger's and helps you to: Get a diagnosis and understand the results Identify triggers that can lead to sensory overload Recognize symptoms of meltdowns and work to prevent them Educate family and friends about Asperger's Discover support groups for themselves and their child Now revised and updated, this new edition includes information on educational concerns and social interactions. This is the only resource you need to help your child overcome the obstacles of Asperger's and find success--and happiness.
Family & Relationships

Inside Asperger’s Looking Out

Author: Kathy Hoopmann

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 0857006703

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 72

View: 5598

Inside Asperger's Looking Out follows in the best-selling footsteps of Kathy Hoopmann's All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome and All Dogs Have ADHD. Through engaging text and full-color photographs, this book shows neurotypicals how Aspies see and experience the world. Each page brings to light traits that many Aspies have in common, from sensitive hearing and an aversion to bright lights and strong smells, to literal thinking and difficulty understanding social rules and reading body language and facial expressions. At the same time, the book highlights and celebrates the unique characteristics that make those with Asperger's Syndrome special. This is the perfect introduction to the world of Aspies, told from their own perspective, for the people in their lives: including family, friends, and classmates. Those with Asperger's Syndrome will also appreciate this book for the way it shares their own singular perspectives on life.
Juvenile Fiction

Isaac and His Amazing Asperger Superpowers!

Author: Melanie Walsh

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 0763681210

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 7475

A little boy with Asperger's syndrome celebrates his differences while explaining how he often has more energy than other kids, has very acute senses, and says things that may be blunt but are never intended to be mean.