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Asperger Syndrome and Adults... Is Anyone Listening?

Asperger Syndrome and Adults... Is Anyone Listening?

Essays and Poems by Spouses, Partners and Parents of Adults with Asperger Syndrome

Karen E. Rodman

Focusing on what is referred to as the Cassandra phenomenon, where the neurotypical partner often needs more emotional guidance than the AS partner, this volume gathers together letters, thoughts and poems to give voice to the loneliness, frustration and love felt by many individuals who are close to one or more people with AS. more »

2003, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-751-4, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 192pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, counselling, creative writing as therapy, poetry, relationships

Parenting a Child with Asperger Syndrome

Parenting a Child with Asperger Syndrome

200 Tips and Strategies

Brenda Boyd

Brenda is mother to thirteen-year-old Kenneth, author of Asperger Syndrome, the Universe and Everything. Brenda discusses parents' reaction to their child's AS and gives advice on how better to understand 'Planet Asperger'. This book helps parents to respond positively to the challenge of AS and find the 'treasure' in their child's way of being. more »

2003, Paperback: £12.95/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-137-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, child psychology, children, counselling, families, high functioning autism, parenting, sensory issues

Social Skills Training

For Children and Adolescents with Asperger Syndrome and Social-Communication Problems

Jed E Baker

Whether it's learning how long one can look at somebody; how to say no to peer pressure; or dealing with sensitive topic - it's all here. In this comprehensive and user-friendly book, the author translates years of experience working with students with Asperger Syndrome and social-communication difficulties. more »

2003, Paperback: £24.95
ISBN: 9781931282208, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: adolescence, Asperger syndrome, autism, children, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, social skills, special education, speech and language therapy

Calling the Shots

Calling the Shots

Childhood Vaccination – One Family's Journey

Mary Alexander

Mixing personal experience with factual research, Alexander examines vaccination and highlights some of the questions she believes should be at the forefront of parents' minds. This book aims to provide parents with the knowledge and curiosity needed to make an informed, confident decision about vaccination. more »

2003, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-133-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, biomedical intervention, children, health care

Social Skills Training for Adolescents with General Moderate Learning Difficulties

Social Skills Training for Adolescents with General Moderate Learning Difficulties

Ursula Cornish and Fiona Ross

After many years' social skills work with young people with Asperger Syndrome and other moderate learning difficulties, the authors have compiled a set of training sessions for teachers. Based on a multi-sensory cognitive-behavioural approach, the sessions cover pre- and post-intervention evaluation schedules, and interview and observation tools. more »

2003, Paperback: £19.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-179-6, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 128pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, educational psychology, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, special education

How to Live with Autism and Asperger Syndrome

How to Live with Autism and Asperger Syndrome

Practical Strategies for Parents and Professionals

Chris Williams and Barry Wright
Illustrated by Olive Young

This introduction is an ideal resource for teachers and family members of a child with autism. In clear language and illustrations, the authors tackle common problems experienced in everyday routines such as eating, sleeping and toileting, as well as aggression and tantrums, compulsions and how to enable better communication. more »

2003, Paperback: £15.99/ $25.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-184-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 336pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, occupational therapy, parenting

Asparagus Dreams

Asparagus Dreams

Jessica Peers

Expelled from mainstream education and vaguely aware she has something called 'Asparagus' Syndrome, 12-year-old Jessica is sent away to a residential school for young people with autism. Recalling her school years with humour and insight, Jessica's account will open the eyes of readers to the difficulties, and the rewards, of this condition. more »

2003, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-164-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: adolescence, Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, inclusive classroom, memoirs, social skills, special education

Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorders

Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorders

Frequently Asked Questions

Diane Yapko

This is an essential resource for parents, teachers, those new to the field, and people on the autism spectrum. Yapko, who has worked with individuals with ASDs and their families for over 20 years, brings together information about the latest `scientific breakthroughs', current developmental theories, and practical interventions around ASD. more »

2003, Paperback: £14.99/ $23.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-756-9, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 176pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, children, families, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, parenting, reference, sensory issues, special education

Autism – The Eighth Colour of the Rainbow

Autism – The Eighth Colour of the Rainbow

Learn to Speak Autistic

Florica Stone

Stone shows how shared meanings can be learnt and expressed between autistic and non-autistic individuals, though they experience different perceptions of reality. She presents ways of creating autistic-friendly environments, modifying traditional responses to autistic behaviour and using literal learning, providing useful examples and exercises. more »

2003, Paperback: £22.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-182-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 304pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, augmentative communication, autism, children, communication, occupational therapy, parenting, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

'now you know me think more'

'now you know me think more'

A Journey with Autism using Facilitated Communication Techniques

Ppinder Hundal and Pauline Lukey

Pauline Lukey first met Ppinder Hundal when Ppinder was eight, at which point Ppinder was non-verbal and had no formal way of communicating. This book charts their development together as, through the use of facilitated communication techniques, Ppinder has become an eager and increasingly fluent communicator. more »

2003, Paperback: £16.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-144-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 64pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, autobiography, communication, nonverbal learning disabilities

From Goals to Data and Back Again

From Goals to Data and Back Again

Adding Backbone to Developmental Intervention for Children with Autism

Jill Fain Lehman and Rebecca Klaw

The authors argue that theory must be combined with data for it to be used effectively in developmental intervention. Aimed at professionals and parents, the authors explain how to write basic developmental goals, how to collect data and analyse it and how to use the results of analysis to inform the next round of intervention decisions. more »

2003, Paperback: £35.00/ $55.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-753-8, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 256pp

Keywords: applied behaviour analysis, Asperger syndrome, autism, children, educational psychology, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, psychology, special education, speech and language therapy

How to be a Para Pro

How to be a Para Pro

A Comprehensive Training Manual for Paraprofessionals

Diane Twachtman-Cullen

This book will be essential reading for all classroom assistants and support staff working with children with pervasive developmental disorder, autism and Asperger syndrome. It provides strategies to address the most common and perplexing behaviours and is full of insights, tips and anecdotes that bring alive the everyday challenges. more »

2003, Paperback: £19.95
ISBN: 9780966652918, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 200pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, children, education, inclusive classroom, intellectual disabilities, mainstream education, special education

Asperger Syndrome and Psychotherapy

Asperger Syndrome and Psychotherapy

Understanding Asperger Perspectives

Paula Jacobsen

Jacobsen demonstrates how to interpret classic analytic and psychodynamic theories in relation to people with AS and explains how revised theories of mind, executive functioning and central coherence have helped provide new concepts and language with which to properly articulate the experiences of those with AS. more »

2003, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-743-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, counselling, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy

Living the Good Life with Autism

Living the Good Life with Autism

Edgar Schneider

His discovery only in retirement that he has high-functioning autism provided Edgar Schneider at last with an explanation for his many differences, explored in Discovering my Autism. In this book he takes up the story, telling of his marriage to a like-minded woman, and of the day-to-day realities of life with this condition. more »

2003, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-712-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, memoirs, relationships

Asperger Syndrome and Long-Term Relationships

Asperger Syndrome and Long-Term Relationships

Ashley Stanford

Ashley Stanford is married to a man with AS, and her book provides the answers to many of the questions asked by people in that situation. She provides strategies for living successfully with the more uncompromising aspects of AS, pointing out that AS also brings enormous strengths to a relationship, and emphasizing the value of understanding. more »

2002, Paperback: £14.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-734-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, counselling, relationships

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