Asperger's Syndrome: A Guide to Helping Your Child Thrive at Home and at School

  • by Melinda Docter, Syed Naqvi
  • Narrated by Tamara Marston
  • 4 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

How parents can help children with Asperger's Syndrome to grow and prosper.
If you are raising a child with Asperger's Syndrome, it can be a real challenge to find answers to your questions and make decisions while trying to keep pace with the latest developments in research and changes in the growth and behavior of your child. This book comes to the rescue by combining the latest medical information and interventions with clear-cut strategies to help your child thrive at home and at school.
This audiobook:

Covers the biological, psychological, social, and spiritual development of children with Asperger's syndrome from 18 months through adolescence;
Presents the most up-to-date scientific data on Asperger's Syndrome, including the latest neuro-imaging research;
Offers practical strategies for shaping social interactions, coping with repetitive thoughts and behavior, addressing sensory needs or avoidance, encouraging interests without enabling obsessions, and other challenges;
Reviews the advantages and disadvantages of available medical treatments, complementary therapies, and early intervention strategies; and
Is written by a medical doctor and an educator who has a child with Asperger's.
From getting a diagnosis, to finding the best schooling options, to helping your child with day-to-day issues and challenges, Asperger's Syndrome is an essential practical resource you will turn to again and again for reliable and current information.
PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.


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Interesting but too reductionist in and drug based

It was an interesting book with some good info and facts.

Though overall I found it a bit too reductionist, directional and drug based to make 'life easier'. Though it is stated that drugs are not pushed but just to provide information on the different drug options, I did not feel too comfortable with the approaches outlined and sometimes was left wondering if it is more too make life easier the carers or the child.
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- Lara

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-07-2012
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company