By Sally Ozonoff PhD, Geraldine Dawson PhD, James C. McPartland PhD
Written by way of best specialists within the box, this publication presents a lot wanted info and recommendation for folks of kids with Asperger syndrome or high-functioning autism. it truly is choked with useful feedback for assisting young children reside an entire and satisfied existence at domestic, in class, and within the social international, and nurturing their development into self-sufficient adults. Asperger syndrome and high-functioning autism are detected prior and extra thoroughly this day than ever earlier than. teenagers and youths with those problems usually stand out for his or her precocious intelligence and language talents, but profound social problems can restrict each point in their lives. This hopeful, compassionate advisor exhibits mom and dad find out how to paintings with their kid's exact impairments and functions to assist her or him discover ways to interact extra totally with the realm and stay as self-sufficiently as attainable. From prime specialists within the box, the publication is choked with sensible rules for aiding teenagers relate extra very easily to friends, research the foundations of acceptable habit, and take part extra absolutely at school and relations existence. It additionally explains what scientists at the moment find out about autistic spectrum problems and the way they're clinically determined and taken care of. Real-life good fortune tales, problem-solving rules, 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 back and again. Read more...
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In Table 2, we have listed some conditions that are confused with AS-HFA. The consequences of misdiagnosis can be serious. Obviously, it is important to know the true nature of your child’s difficulties to understand her best, but accurate diagnosis is also critical to getting your child the best possible treatment. Certain treatments are designed specifically for AS-HFA and offer the best possible outcome in adult life (more on this in Chapter 4). An accurate diagnosis is essential to obtaining such resources.
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. Chris, a 12-year-old with OCD, had a favorite number (4) and felt compelled to perform actions and repeat certain phrases he had heard four times. If he didn’t do this, he would become extremely nervous.
24 The Diagnostic Process disorders differ from one another in specific ways, but equally important is what they all share. First, each of the five PDD conditions involves pervasive difficulties across multiple areas of development. Second, each involves significant impairment in relating socially to others. Although individuals with other disabilities, such as mental retardation (without autism), have pervasive difficulties across multiple domains, such individuals do not exhibit significant social impairment.