The authors look at both the risk factors and the protective factors involved in emotional health, and address the impact of issues such as bullying, social exclusion, loss, and bereavement.
Chapter 2.7: The Socially Isolated/Children on the Asperger's/Autistic Spectrum
The Socially Isolated/Children on the Asperger's/Autistic Spectrum
I can't myself raise the wind that might blow us into a better world. But I can at least put up a sail, so that when the wind comes, I can catch it. (E. F. Schumacher)
What Behaviours are We Talking about?
There are many reasons why a child may be socially isolated including shyness, being a victim of bullying, becoming socially withdrawn as part of a depressive or psychotic illness or because of worries (such as problems at home, child abuse, etc). Some children have an innate problem with social relationships due to an autistic spectrum disorder (ASD).
What are Austistic Spectrum Disorders?
Young people with autistic type disorders vary considerably in terms of the ...