By Sally Ozonoff PhD, Geraldine Dawson PhD, James C. McPartland PhD
Written via top specialists within the box, this ebook presents a lot wanted info and suggestion for folks of youngsters with Asperger syndrome or high-functioning autism. it truly is filled with functional feedback for supporting little ones stay a whole and satisfied existence at domestic, in class, and within the social international, and nurturing their progress into self-sufficient adults. Asperger syndrome and high-functioning autism are detected prior and extra adequately at the present time than ever ahead of. little ones and youths with those issues usually stand out for his or her precocious intelligence and language talents, but profound social problems can restrict each element in their lives. This hopeful, compassionate consultant indicates mom and dad easy methods to paintings with their kid's distinctive impairments and services to aid her or him discover ways to interact extra absolutely with the area and reside as self-sufficiently as attainable. From major specialists within the box, the publication is choked with sensible rules for assisting little ones relate extra with ease to friends, study the principles of applicable habit, and take part extra absolutely at school and family members existence. It additionally explains what scientists at present find out about autistic spectrum problems and the way they're clinically determined and taken care of. Real-life good fortune tales, problem-solving principles, and matter-of-fact recommendation on every thing from academic placements to occupation making plans make this an critical reference that households will flip to back and again. Read more...
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DSM-IV symptoms Examples 2d. Play that is not appropriate for developmental level • Little acting-out scenarios with toys • Rarely pretends an object is something else (for example, a banana is a telephone) • Prefers to use toys in a concrete manner (for example, building with blocks, arranging dollhouse furniture) rather than pretending with them • When young, little interest in social games like peekaboo, ring-around-the-rosie, and the like Restricted, repetitive behaviors, interests or activities 3a.
Observing a group of children, some of whom were diagnosed with Asperger syndrome and others of whom were diagnosed with high-functioning autism, both parents and professionals alike would be hard-pressed to know which child had which condition. The practical significance of the difference may be minor. Does it matter if your child’s language was a bit delayed at age 2, as long as he 4In our experience, the majority of children with Asperger syndrome fail to meet autism criteria for the third reason, namely, that they display fewer than six symptoms from Table 1.
In contrast, children with specific developmental disorders, like dyslexia, have problems in only one specific learning area (such as reading), but function okay in other subjects, are quite normal socially and behaviorally, and have at least average motor skills. There are five specific conditions within the Pervasive Developmental Disorder, or PDD, category: autistic disorder, Asperger disorder,2 Rett’s disorder, childhood disintegrative disorder, and pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified (PDDNOS).
A parent's guide to asperger syndrome and high-functioning autism : how to meet the challenges and help your child thrive by Sally Ozonoff PhD, Geraldine Dawson PhD, James C. McPartland PhD