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The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome

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The Asperger's syndrome bible for parents and professionals, newly updated with an introduction explaining the DSM-5. 

The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome is the definitive handbook for anyone affected by Asperger's syndrome (AS). Now including a new introduction explaining the impact of DSM-5 on the diagnosis and approach to AS, it brings together a wealth of information on all aspects of the syndrome for children through to adults. 

Drawing on case studies and personal accounts from Attwood's extensive clinical experience, and from his correspondence with individuals with AS, this book is both authoritative and extremely accessible. Chapters examine:  

  •  Causes and indications of the syndrome
  •  The diagnosis and its effect on the individual
  •  Theory of mind
  •  Social interaction, including friendshipsthers
  •  social interaction, including friendships
  •  Long-term relationships
  •  Teasing, bullying and mental health issues
  • The effect of AS on language and cognitive abilities, sensory sensitivity, movement and co-ordination skills
  • Career development.

There is also an invaluable frequently asked questions chapter and a section listing useful resources for anyone wishing to find further information on a particular aspect of AS, as well as literature and educational tools.

Essential listening for families and individuals affected by AS as well as teachers, professionals and employers coming in contact with people with AS, this book should be on the bookshelf of anyone who needs to know or is interested in this complex condition.

"I usually say to the child, 'Congratulations, you have Asperger's syndrome', and explain that this means he or she is not mad, bad or defective, but has a different way of thinking." (The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome)

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©2019 Tony Attwood (P)2019 Hodder & Stoughton Ltd

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Good insight

This book provides good insight into Aspergers, though it does get a little repetitive at times and although not a bad thing I feel it primarily focus' on the children's aspect.

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A wealth of knowledge and experience.

I was told I might have Asperger's by someone that does. After reading it I don't think I would qualify for a diagnosis, but definitely have Asperger's traits. There's lots I related to and some things I couldn't relate to as much. I also watched Love On The Spectrum on Netflix which gave some amazing examples of real people with the condition which was a perfect compliment to this detailed clinical explanation.

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useful tool

as an adult with suspected aspergers but never diagnosed I found this book useful with gaining insights into myself and identifying certain traits. Many 'OMG, Yes!' moments

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  • Steven Graham
  • 14-11-2019

Thorough

Amazingly thorough, scientific, and by far best book I've read on Aspergers yet. Perhaps repetitive at times, but is applicable and demonstrates the overlapping influence of traits. Neuro-typical, clinical observation of wide array of high functioning autistic people.

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  • Sheritta
  • 21-08-2020

A must read to understand your love one

My partner is almost a senior citizen and has not been diagnosed, nor is he interested in learning about his disorder or the "label." Nevertheless, he is atypical and now I understand that he loves me in his own way and may never change. Thank you for this book. It is the fourth book on the topic and by far the most through.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 24-07-2020

Great for recently diagnosed aspies!

A very long and in depth look at Asperger's syndrome. Fantastic for anyone who wants more than a superficial explanation.

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  • Lee
  • 12-07-2020

Insight into Aspies

Tony Atwood takes you inside the wonderful minds of Aspies. The main thing I realized from this book is as a NTbI may not always understand them them but understanding requires judgement acceptance doesn’t. Wonderful book, you will get a total insight into the mind of Aspies.

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  • Ruzette Nicolas
  • 24-04-2020

Very rich and useful

I had difficulties to start the book as it is seemed not really entertaining at the first shot. It was really worthy to dedicate time to read it entirely. I feel very grateful to have the opportunity to read such a tourough book. I wil' use as a psychologist and in my personal life

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  • jamie
  • 12-09-2020

Amazingly insightful

I found out I am on the high functioning end of the autistic spectrum recently This book has revealed alot to me, some of which i found upsetting for some reason. But overall it was really helpful and now i have a whole reading list to get through LOL the only thing i disagree with was "Britan is very tolarent of people with autism" eh no.. no no no not at all. Where did he hear that propaganda? BBC radio no doubt. No I don't think Britan is up to scratch at all supporting people with autism. My school would just let them get bullied and did nothing to really help.