‘Once I started this book I was hooked. Where was this book 10 years ago? So many of the problems I have dealt with and worked out through triall and error are here. It would have saved many tears and tantrums — and those not just from me! Once purchased, you will use it over and over again, for reference’ — Communication. A thought provoking and practical book about how one supporter, a grandmother, helped her granddaughter search for ways to help her overcome the difficulties they both faced. This book does not dwell on the problems but instead looks for the solutions they found together. It will be useful to all those whose lives are touched by Asperger's Syndrome but especially meaningful to those ...
Section 1: Introducing Asperger's Syndrome
What is Asperger's Syndrome?
If you ask several people with Asperger's Syndrome to tell you what it is, you are likely to get many different answers. This is because everyone is an individual and Asperger's Syndrome affects people in different ways. Similarly if you ask other family members how it affects their family life, you will hear of many different ways in which they manage to cope with potentially difficult situations.
However, there are common features which practitioners have identified. Asperger's Syndrome is generally viewed as a condition at the more able end of the autistic continuum and so the impairments of social interaction, communication and imagination are present as well as a narrow and repetitive range of activities. For some, the ...