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

ISBN-10: 1572307676

ISBN-13: 9781572307674

Asperger Syndrome and high-functioning autism are detected past and extra safely at the present time than ever earlier than. young ones and youths with those issues frequently stand out for his or her precocious intelligence and language abilities--yet profound social problems can restrict each element in their lives. This hopeful, compassionate advisor exhibits mom and dad tips on how to paintings with their kid's detailed impairments and features to aid her or him learn how to interact extra totally with the realm and stay as self-sufficiently as attainable. From major specialists within the box, the booklet is jam-packed with sensible principles for aiding kids relate extra very easily to peers,learn the principles of acceptable habit, and take part extra totally at school and family members lifestyles. It additionally explains what scientists at the moment find out about autistic spectrum problems and the way they're clinically determined and taken care of. Real-life good fortune tales, problem-solving principles, and matter-of-fact recommendation on every little thing from academic placements to occupation making plans make this an necessary reference that households will flip to many times.

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It’s important to distinguish a diagnosis of AS-HFA from the little quirks and eccentricities 36 The Diagnostic Process that we all have. Most (but probably not all) symptoms of AS-HFA can be present in individuals without AS-HFA, but usually in much milder form. You may well know someone who is obsessed with a topic—say, model trains or computers—but who in other ways seems perfectly typical and not at all autistic. ), who is absolutely normal in all other ways, checks the Weather Channel on cable television a dozen times a day.

No matter how old they are, their language ability is about what would be expected for their age, especially in the areas of grammar, vocabulary, or pronunciation. It is, in fact, a specific requirement of the Asperger diagnosis that language develop at the normal time, with the child saying words by age 2 and using simple phrases (“Go bye-bye,” “My ball”) by age 3. Sometimes language may even be precocious in its development. Some of the children described by Dr. Asperger talked before they walked.

It is, in fact, a specific requirement of the Asperger diagnosis that language develop at the normal time, with the child saying words by age 2 and using simple phrases (“Go bye-bye,” “My ball”) by age 3. Sometimes language may even be precocious in its development. Some of the children described by Dr. Asperger talked before they walked. Many, like Joseph, completely bypass baby talk, sounding like adults when they are only 2 or 3 years old. A second criterion for the Asperger diagnosis, beyond normal language development, is normal intelligence.

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