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By Tony Attwood

Tony Attwood's advisor will help mom and dad and execs with the id, therapy and care of either young children and adults with Asperger's Syndrome. The publication offers an outline and research of the weird features of the syndrome and useful innovations to lessen those who are so much conspicuous or debilitating. starting with a bankruptcy on prognosis, together with an evaluation try, the publication covers all points of the syndrome from language to social behaviour and motor clumsiness, concluding with a bankruptcy in line with the questions most commonly asked by way of those that come into touch with people with this syndrome. masking the to be had literature in complete, this advisor brings jointly the main suitable and worthwhile info on Asperger's Syndrome, incorporating case reviews from the author's personal sensible event as a scientific Psychologist, with examples of, and various quotations from individuals with Asperger's Syndrome

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For example, if your child holds a similar belief to that of my 42-year-old friend, he might think that he is talking to you and expects you to understand his language. If this is the case, your child remains perplexed at your inability or lack of willingness to communicate back! Equally important is for you to realise that you cannot feel what it is like living and experiencing the world in the same way as your child does. Preciseness can be achieved through literal talking and lead to your child feeling less confused.

If I am honest, in 2001 I felt depressed because of it – more depressed than when he was first diagnosed. This depression stemmed out of pressure from social conventions and from having been lied to, not from Alexander’s autism. There are great differences between loving a child and suffering in silence and knowing how best to deliver help. This is where our weaknesses become exploitable. So trust your intuition. Switch off your confusion and pain. Open your mind and become a scholar of life. Autism doesn’t impede your child from developing communication skills and communication doesn’t mean that autism is cured.

I want this book to seem to you as if it has arms capable of hugging you and calming you down whenever you feel your patience has been pushed to the limits. If you feel angry, commit your thoughts to paper and send them my way. If nothing else, at least you can release some anguish and frustration. Revisit the book after you begin to model your interaction to suit your child’s needs and make a habit out of speaking and behaving literally – thus addressing your child’s need for preciseness. Use different colours to highlight the changes.

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