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The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome 2014-02-10

Asperger's Syndrome

  1. Vanilla
    Tony Attwood
    Book Type:
    • Paperback
    • Hardcover
    • Digital
    "The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome" is the definitive handbook for anyone affected by Asperger's syndrome (AS). It brings together a wealth of information on all aspects of the syndrome for children through to adults.

    Drawing on case studies and personal accounts from Attwood's extensive clinical experience, and from his correspondence with individuals with AS, this book is both authoritative and extremely accessible.

    The chapters examine: causes and indications of the syndrome; the diagnosis and its effect on the individual; theory of mind; the perception of emotions in self and others; social interaction, including friendships; long-term relationships; teasing, bullying and mental health issues; the effect of AS on language and cognitive abilities, sensory sensitivity, movement and co-ordination skills; and, career development.

    There is also an invaluable frequently asked questions chapter and a section listing useful resources for anyone wishing to find further information on a particular aspect of AS, as well as literature and educational tools.

    Essential reading for families and individuals affected by AS as well as teachers, professionals and employers coming in contact with people with AS, this book should be on the bookshelf of anyone who needs to know or is interested in this complex condition.
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Recent Reviews

  1. Pikake
    Version: 2014-02-10
    Professionally written by a professional in the field is a big plus as so many resources "book" are not.
    The primary focus is on children to teens to perhaps early life "aspies". A lot can be confirmed as far as anecdotes and shared experiences but not actionable in a past (been there) context in some respects
    Within this focus, a very good book, but as far as constructive actionable focus on mid or later life adults, not so IMHO.
  2. VictorR
    Version: 2014-02-10
    If you're going to get one book on the topic, this would have to be it. It's comprehensive and covers not only things that might be part of the diagnosis, but related traits which he has seen in his clinical practice. The end of chapter summaries are nice.
  3. Elemental
    Version: 2014-02-10
    One of the later books I discovered whilst reading-researching about Autistic Spectrum Disorder but soooooooo wish it had been the first! The kind understanding with which this book is written still moves me to tears because the authenticity with which the personal experiences are recorded means it is instantly recognizable to any Spectrumite..
  4. royinpink
    Version: 2014-02-10
    Most comprehensive and professional guide to the disorder. Must read as an introduction to AS. It's a bit more skewed toward children and boys, although there are sections about marriage and mentions of gender differences. So it's not everything, but it is an excellent starting point.
  5. James K Trefethen
    James K Trefethen
    Version: 2014-02-10
    A really good book about Aspergers. Pretty comprehensive, too. I read the book and decided that I probably have the disability. I would recommend it to anybody interested in Aspergers.
  6. Pyrola
    Version: 2014-02-10
    This book is probably the best introductory book to Aspergers. It acknowledges and discusses the various difficulties both children and adults on the spectrum face, and is fairly comprehensive. Something I wasn't too fond of was his excessive quotation of Liane Holliday Willey, it would have been better if he had drawn on the experiences of a more diverse group rather than constantly referring to the experiences of one individual. Regardless, this book is certainly worth reading.
  7. icesyckel
    Version: 2014-02-10
    It's a good book. Attwood's website is also informative.
  8. Ste11aeres
    Version: 2014-02-10
    Tony Atwood, the author of this book, is one of the world's top experts on Aspergers. He has an understanding of Aspergers that I used to think only other Aspies could have.
  9. IContainMultitudes
    Version: 2014-02-10
    One of the first books on AS I read, I found it a good introduction.