A Parent's Guide to Asperger Syndrome and High-Functioning by Sally Ozonoff PhD, Geraldine Dawson PhD, James C. McPartland

By Sally Ozonoff PhD, Geraldine Dawson PhD, James C. McPartland PhD

Asperger Syndrome and high-functioning autism are detected previous and extra adequately this day than ever sooner than. childrens and teenagers with those issues frequently stand out for his or her precocious intelligence and language abilities--yet profound social problems can restrict each element in their lives. This hopeful, compassionate consultant exhibits mom and dad tips on how to paintings with their kid's precise impairments and services to aid her or him discover ways to interact extra absolutely with the realm and stay as self-sufficiently as attainable. From prime specialists within the box, the booklet is jam-packed with functional rules for assisting young children relate extra very easily to peers,learn the foundations of acceptable habit, and take part extra totally in class and relations lifestyles. It additionally explains what scientists at the moment learn about autistic spectrum problems and the way they're clinically determined and handled. Real-life good fortune tales, problem-solving principles, and matter-of-fact suggestion on every little thing from academic placements to profession making plans make this an essential reference that households will flip to repeatedly.

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Asperger noticed that all his patients were very clumsy and often were late to walk and develop other motor skills. Most were poor at sports and strongly disliked physical education classes at school. Dr. ” Some recent research has indeed found that children with Asperger syndrome are clumsier than those with high-functioning autism, but other studies have not. For now, the jury is out and more research is needed. A second area in which the two conditions may differ is in the nature of their repetitive behaviors.

The problems experienced by children with PDDNOS cannot be explained by any other category of disorder. Children with learning disabilities, attention problems, or obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD), for example, do not have the highly focused interests or trouble making eye contact that Chad has. Thus PDDNOS is best thought of as “atypical autism” (in fact, that is what European doctors call it). It involves autistic-type symptoms but is less severe and has a pattern of symptoms that is not quite the same as the patterns associated with high-functioning autism or Asperger syndrome.

William of Occam was an English philosopher of the early 14th century who stated that it should be a goal of science to first attempt to explain unknown phenomena in the simplest manner. ” 38 The Diagnostic Process in which people have persistent thoughts or ideas that they have trouble getting out of their heads; they also feel extremely strong urges to perform certain behaviors or rituals. They often like to have things “just so” and become anxious or upset if things are not how they are used to or how they expect.

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