Asperger Syndrome in Young Children: A Developmental Approach for Parents and Professionals


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Please try again later. In the last five years I have read many books about Asperger's syndrome as the mental health field has learned more about it and as I try to help families understand the source of a young child's difficulty and determine the best course of treatment.

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This landmark book focuses on how AS presents in pre-school children. When, if at all, should a child be informed about AS? It is a valuable source of information on strategies for helping young children with Asperger's syndrome to realise their full potential. Understanding your Autism Spectrum Disorder. What help is available at school and home? Behavioral Strategies for Group Settings. An Intervention for Building Relationships.

This book is a gift to professionals and families alike. It is a comprehensive resource with information highlighted in summary boxes throughout the text.

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It explains normal development of 3 to 6-year-old children and the many ways Asperger's syndrome can present, offering descriptions of three children from evaluation through treatmnet. The chapter on working with schools in developing collaborative relationships to help a child is excellent.

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With all this, one of the things I especially liked about this book is its warm, engaging, respectful tone and its focus on the parents' emotional journey in coming to terms with Asperger's syndrome in their child. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway.

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This landmark book focuses on how AS presents in pre-school children. An essential guide for parents coming to terms with their child's AS diagnosis and for the professionals who work with this age group, it is unique in answering pressing questions specific to younger children. How can parents help their AS child to develop speech and language?

What help is available at school and home? When, if at all, should a child be informed about AS? Including a useful summary of early childhood development stages, Leventhal-Belfer and Coe provide a diagnostic model based on assessment of the child in contrast to 'neurotypical' children, considering relationships at home, in school or in care.

Their book shows how to develop tailored early intervention strategies and to assist parents, teachers and mental health professionals in making informed decisions to nurture the development of AS children.

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She lives with her husband, son, daughter and beagle. Cassandra Coe is a clinical social worker.