Autism and Asperger Syndrome

Preparing for Adulthood

Author: Patricia Howlin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134391404

Category: Medical

Page: 400

View: 7251

Autism and Asperger Syndrome reviews what is known about adults with autism in terms of their social functioning, educational and occupational status. Focusing mainly on the problems experienced by high functioning people with autism - and those working with and caring for them - the book offers practical ways of dealing with their difficulties. Each chapter makes use of clinical case material to illustrate the kinds of problems faced and ways in which they may be overcome. First-hand accounts from people with autism are included and links with psychiatric illness in later life are explored. This updated edition is helpful to both professionals and families with autistic children and has been completely updated to take account of the latest research in the field. It also includes an additional chapter on the differences between autism and Asperger syndrome.

Preparing for Life

The Complete Guide for Transitioning to Adulthood for Those with Autism and Asperger's Syndrome

Author: Jed Baker

Publisher: Future Horizons

ISBN: 1932565337

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 357

View: 1310

A life skills guide for individuals with autism and Asperger's syndrome discusses social skills and strategies needed for success in the adult world, including discussion of perspective-taking, nonverbal communication skills, and stress management.

Autism

Preparing for Adulthood

Author: Patricia Howlin

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415115322

Category: Autism

Page: 294

View: 8875

Using information from research studies and treatment programmes, this book provides a practical resource for parents, carers, and autistic people themselves.

Ein Leben mit dem Asperger-Syndrom

Von Kindheit bis Erwachsensein - alles was weiterhilft

Author: Tony Attwood

Publisher: Georg Thieme Verlag

ISBN: 383046505X

Category: Psychology

Page: 448

View: 5124

"Gratulation, Sie haben Asperger!" "Gratulation - Sie haben Asperger". So stellt Tony Attwood, einer der weltweit bekanntesten Asperger-Experten, seinen Patienten üblicherweise die Diagnose. Denn Asperger ist einfach eine andere Art, die Welt zu denken, zu fühlen und mit ihr zu kommunizieren. Dieses Buch begleitet Sie durch alle Klippen und Untiefen. Einzigartig in seiner Fülle erläutert es jede Facette von der Diagnosestellung bis zu sprachlichen und kognitiven Besonderheiten. Sprechen Sie "Aspergisch"? Menschen mit Asperger-Syndrom jonglieren virtuos mit Fakten oder Zahlen - im menschlichen Miteinander sind sie aber oft hilflos überfordert. Auch wenn das Innenleben eines "Aspies" ihm selbst und seinen Mitmenschen auf den ersten Blick seltsam und unverständlich erscheint, mit bewährten Hilfen gelingt die Verständigung. Erstmals beleuchtet Attwood die spezifischen Anliegen von Erwachsenen an Beruf und Partnerschaft. In diesem Buch finden Sie bewährte Strategien, die die soziale und emotionale Kompetenz fördern. Viele Betroffene erzählen humorvoll und ermutigend, wie sie ihren Weg gefunden haben.

Autism Spectrum Disorders in Adolescents and Adults

Evidence-Based and Promising Interventions

Author: Matt Tincani,Andy Bondy

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462526152

Category: Psychology

Page: 334

View: 3783

Bringing together leading experts, this book presents effective practices for helping people with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) to thrive in adulthood. As individuals with ASD mature, their needs change as well. The book reviews the growing research base and describes ways to support adolescents and adults in succeeding in higher education and work, living independently, enjoying leisure activities, navigating meaningful personal relationships, and more. Specific behavioral and instructional interventions--such as functional communication training, positive behavior support, and applied behavior analysis--are discussed. Case examples illustrate practical aspects of applying the strategies in real-world school and community settings.

The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome

Author: Tony Attwood

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1843104954

Category: Psychology

Page: 397

View: 5424

A guide to Asperger's syndrome describes what it is and how it is diagnosed, along with information on such topics as bullying, emotions, language, movement, cognitive ability, and long-term relationships.

Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Author: W. Wolfgang Fleischhacker,David J. Brooks

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783211262924

Category: Medical

Page: 141

View: 6728

The book provides a comprehensive overview of neurodevelopmental disorders comprising motor, speech, cognitive and behavioral dysfunctions. Childhood and adolescent disorders ranging from dyslexia to schizophrenia and including autism, motor disorders and the attention deficit hyperactivity syndrome are presented from the perspectives of genetics, developmental psychology, clinical neurology and psychiatry. A multiprofessional team of experts from the various fields has contributed to this volume, which is aimed at clinicians and researchers alike. The reader will find up to date coverage of the clinically most relevant neurodevelopmental disorders with regard to pathophysiology, clinical presentation and treatment.

Ich bin Autistin - aber ich zeige es nicht. Leben mit dem Asperger-Syndrom

Author: Liane Holliday Willey

Publisher: Verlag Rad und Soziales

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 202

View: 6173

Einfach ein großartiges Buch: Die Tochter erhält die Diagnose Asperger und die Mutter erkennt sich - endlich - in dieser Diagnose wieder. Sie beschreibt im Rückblick ihre Lebensgeschichte und reflektiert es nun in Kenntnis der Asperger-Diagnose. Ernst, lustig und voller Anekdoten. Dabei immer spannend, denn man wartet darauf, wie der nächste Lebensabschnitt bis zur Hochschullehrerin mit drei Kindern verlaufen wird - und welchen Anteil das Asperger-Syndrom dabei hat. Ein Extrakapitel widmet sie den Ereignissen, als Asperger-Autistin Kinder zu haben. Sehr offen, in klaren Worten und schnörkellos beschrieben - und dabei doch sehr ins Detail gehend. Sie beschreibt Gefühle intensiver, als so mancher Mensch ohne Asperger. Sie muss die Gefühle für sich genau beschreiben, um sie zu verstehen. "Auch wenn es 38 Jahre lang gedauert hat - ich kann gar nicht deutlich genug sagen, was für eine Erleichterung es war, mich endlich selbst zu finden!" Ein gelungenes Ende findet das Buch mit zahlreichen Checklisten für alle Lebensbereiche. Hier gibt Liane H. Willey viele wichtige Hinweise, worauf man als Asperger-Autist achten sollte (bei der Ausbildung, der Arbeit, in Beziehungen etc.). Mit einem sehr persönlichen Vorwort von Tony Attwood Das Buch: „Meine Tochter hat Asperger!" Liane Willey hatte von dieser Krankheit noch nie gehört, und nun erfährt sie: Unter Asperger oder „High-function-Autismus" leiden viele Menschen, ohne es zu wissen - „besondere" Menschen, die zu zurückgezogenem oder egozentrischem Verhalten neigen, die oft hoch begabt sind, aber an Selbstwertproblemen, Überempfindlichkeit, Unsicherheit, Verzweiflung leiden. Sie fühlen sich mitunter wie „Ausländer im eigenen Land" oder wie „Außerirdische, die auf einem falschen Planeten gelandet sind". Die Diagnose ihrer Tochter verändert ihr Leben, denn Liane Willey begreift, dass sie seit Jahrzehnten mit den gleichen Symptomen zu kämpfen hatte: „Ich kann die Erleichterung nicht ausdrücken, die ich empfand, als ich schließlich realisierte, dass meine Tochter und ich nicht an einer Geisteskrankheit oder einer gespaltenen Persönlichkeit litten oder etwas Ähnlichem. Wir haben Asperger. Damit können wir leben! Wir können unsere Ziele und Träume erreichen, und wir können unser Leben weiterführen - mit Optimismus und Hoffnung. Wie aufregend die Erkenntnis, dass ich ganz einfach Dinge anders sehe, anders auffasse, anders empfange als andere und dass das so in Ordnung ist. Es ist meine Normalität." Liane Willey erzählt ihre Lebensgeschichte von der frühen Kindheit über die Schul- und Collegezeit bis zum Leben als Berufstätige und Mutter von drei Kindern. Sie macht deutlich, wie die Welt von einer „Aspie" erlebt wird - von den Strategien, mit denen es ihr gelang, ihren eigenen Weg zu finden, aber auch von dem oft erheblichen Leidensdruck, der damit einherging. In einem Anhang folgen praktische Hinweise „von immenser Präzision, was die Vorschläge (und Erfahrungen) angeht, im Alltag Probleme zu bewältigen, die sich einem Menschen mit Asperger-Autismus stellen" (Ulrich Rabenschlag). Ein persönliches Buch, das die Menschen, die Asperger haben - einer großen europäischen Studie zufolge in Deutschland pro Jahrgang ca. 5000 Menschen -, in ihrer Besonderheit versteht und ihnen Achtung und Sympathie entgegenbringt. Ein spannender Fallbericht nicht nur für Betroffene, sondern auch für Eltern, Erzieher, Lehrer, Psychologen und Ärzte.

A Practical Guide for Teachers of Students with an Autism Spectrum Disorder in Secondary Education

Author: Debra Costley,Trevor Clark,Elaine Keane,Kathleen Lane

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1849053103

Category: Psychology

Page: 159

View: 7408

This book has all the essential guidance and tools that anyone working in education will need to help students on the autism spectrum perform to their best potential and stay organised and on track with their school work. The book also covers general obstacles including social situations, anxiety, mental health and the next steps after school.

Visual Support for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Materials for Visual Learners

Author: Vera Bernard-Opitz,Anne Häussler

Publisher: AAPC Publishing

ISBN: 9781934575826

Category: Education

Page: 228

View: 8985

Combining their years of experience working with individuals on the autism spectrum, both here and around the world, authors Vera Bernard-Opitz and Anne Häußler bring teachers and other professionals practical ideas and teaching methods for offering visual supports to students with autism spectrum disorders and other visual learners. With hundreds of colorful illustrations and step-by-step directions, this book lays the foundation for how to structure teaching environments, as well as offers countless examples of activities for students, ranging from basic skills, to reading and math, to social behavior.

Asperger Syndrome

A Guide for Professionals and Families

Author: Ray DuCharme,Thomas P. Gullotta

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1441988831

Category: Psychology

Page: 234

View: 2280

-The book integrates the latest evidence-based research from leading scholars with personal practical advice from a mother whose adolescent has Asperger Syndrome and from a young man who has Asperger Syndrome. -Written by professionals, one of whom is also a parent of a child with Asperger's. -Lifespan approach from early childhood to adulthood -Contains both research content as well as practical, first-hand advice with chapters written by parents, as well as a first-hand account of growing up with Aspergers.

Educational Provision for Children with Autism and Asperger Syndrome

Meeting Their Needs

Author: Glenys Jones

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136611657

Category: Education

Page: 144

View: 9346

The range of educational options available to a child with Autism and Asperger syndrome is broad, but choosing the right path can often be a complex task for all involved. This book provides information and advice for professionals and parents making crucial decisions about meeting the needs of children with autistic spectrum disorder. It covers the range of intellectual ability from those having severe learning difficulties to those of above average intelligence. Practical advice for those working with children from preschool to post-16 is given on: choosing the most appropriate educational placement; making decisions on which educational interventions to follow; creating an effective educational environment; working with staff and other children to maximum effect; writing effective individual education plans; working with parents and families; enabling a smooth transition between classes and stages of education; and life beyond school.

The Handbook of Autism

A Guide for Parents and Professionals

Author: Maureen Aarons,Tessa Gittens

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134720750

Category: Psychology

Page: 144

View: 3295

This updated edition of the Handbook of Autism explores and expands on the practical and jargon free information of the best-selling first edition. The authors dispel many of the myths surrounding this puzzling and complex disorder. They provide practical information that makes sense, covering both medical and educational issues. Revised research and new case-studies, including follow-ups to the case-studies featured in the first edition reflect the developments made over the last eight years both in the understanding and management of autism. A list of contacts and services at the back of the book underlines its practical approach.

A History of Autism

Conversations with the Pioneers

Author: Adam Feinstein

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444351672

Category: Psychology

Page: 400

View: 8028

This unique book is the first to fully explore the history of autism - from the first descriptions of autistic-type behaviour to the present day. Features in-depth discussions with leading professionals and pioneers to provide an unprecedented insight into the historical changes in the perception of autism and approaches to it Presents carefully chosen case studies and the latest findings in the field Includes evidence from many previously unpublished documents and illustrations Interviews with parents of autistic children acknowledge the important contribution they have made to a more profound understanding of this enigmatic condition

Asperger Syndrome or High-Functioning Autism?

Author: Eric Schopler,Gary B. Mesibov,Linda J. Kunce

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780306457463

Category: Psychology

Page: 409

View: 7047

The precise relationship between high-functioning autism and Asperger Syndrome is still a subject of debate. This volume provides a general overview of the disorder and present diverse opinions on diagnosis and assessment, neuropsychological issues, treatment, and related conditions. A special section features personal essays by individuals diagnosed with autism or Asperger Syndrome. The result is a comprehensive and useful survey of the current state of the field that will be of great interest to clinicians, teachers, researchers, and parents.

Ignored Or Ineligible?

The Reality for Adults with Autistic Spectrum Disorders

Author: N.A

Publisher: National Autistic Society

ISBN: 9781899280612

Category: Autistic people

Page: 28

View: 968

This report examines the situation for adults with autism and Asperger syndrome. It highlights the fact that the majority of people on the autistic spectrum have been excluded from services in England as a result of the recent Learning Disability Strategy as they are of average or above average intelligence. This report examines the situation for adults with autism and Asperger syndrome, based on a large survey of NAS members and their families. It highlights the fact that the majority of people on the autistic spectrum have been excluded from services in England as a result of the recent Learning Disability Strategy as they are of average or above average intelligence.