A Parent's Guide to Asperger Syndrome and High-Functioning by Sally Ozonoff PhD, Geraldine Dawson PhD, James C. McPartland

By Sally Ozonoff PhD, Geraldine Dawson PhD, James C. McPartland PhD

Asperger Syndrome and high-functioning autism are detected previous and extra safely this day than ever sooner than. little ones and youths with those problems frequently stand out for his or her precocious intelligence and language abilities--yet profound social problems can restrict each point in their lives. This hopeful, compassionate advisor indicates mom and dad tips on how to paintings with their kid's distinct impairments and functions to aid her or him discover ways to have interaction extra totally with the realm and dwell as self-sufficiently as attainable. From best specialists within the box, the publication is choked with useful principles for assisting young children relate extra very easily to peers,learn the principles of applicable habit, and take part extra absolutely in class and kin lifestyles. It additionally explains what scientists at present learn about autistic spectrum issues and the way they're clinically determined and taken care of. Real-life good fortune tales, problem-solving rules, and matter-of-fact recommendation on every little thing from academic placements to profession making plans make this an fundamental reference that households will flip to time and again.

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How do professionals decide if the child, in addition to AS-HFA, also has OCD? Most children and adolescents with OCD recognize that 39 UNDERSTANDING ASPERGER SYNDROME AND HIGH-FUNCTIONING AUTISM their behavior is unusual and experience it as intrusive and senseless. The majority of people with OCD are quite secretive about their rituals, realizing that other people would consider them bizarre. Indeed, the affected people themselves find the rituals bizarre and fervently wish they would go away.

Not everyone diagnosed with autism displays every symptom listed in Table 1. Only six symptoms are required, and there is no particular behavior or problem that everyone diagnosed with autism must show. This means that you may read accounts of autism that do not sound like your child. You may know a neighborhood boy with autism who seems quite different from your son. You may have heard that all children with autism are unaffectionate, but your child loves hugs, kisses, and cuddles on your lap.

Did the doctor spend at least 30 minutes with your child to observe his or her behavior? • Did the doctor meet with you to explain the results of the assessment and answer your questions? • Did the doctor’s feedback seem to fit your child? Did the doctor understand the problems your child is experiencing that prompted you to seek the evaluation? • Did the doctor explain which diagnosis best fits your child and why? • Did the doctor give you options for treatment that are available in your community and specific referrals (phone numbers, and the like)?

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