More Cognitively Advanced Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (häftad)
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
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2 Rev ed
Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Moreno, Susan J. (foreword)
213 x 137 x 10 mm
159 g
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More Cognitively Advanced Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (häftad)

More Cognitively Advanced Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Autism, Asperger Syndrome and Pdd/Nos - the Basics

Häftad Engelska, 2012-10-15
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The second edition of this concise, plain-English guide fully explains all of the common areas of difficulty for more cognitively advanced individuals with autism, Asperger syndrome and PDD/NOS, and provides much-needed support, uncomplicated advice, and practical, positive solutions. Susan J. Moreno provides an accessible summary of up-to-date information on the diagnostic criteria of ASD, including the common traits and characteristics to look out for. She explores common areas of difficulty, offering a wealth of practical advice and tried-and-tested strategies for meeting the needs of each individual. Topics covered include the individual with autism at home, schooling, tips for teaching, sensory issues, and social skills and involvement in the community. The book closes with useful appendices of practical advice for parents, teachers, medical professionals, and others who care. This handy and informative guide is ideal for teachers, parents, health professionals, individuals on the autism spectrum and anyone else who would like to find out more about autism spectrum disorders.
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It is largely base on personal experience and is easy to read and understand. It covers a wide age range... Useful areas include how to handle Autistic teenagers, Sensory Issues, Social interaction, transition and young adults in the community. -- Maria Box, Chairperson * Autism Support Crawley * Thousands of families have turned to Susan Moreno, founder of MAAP Services for Autism and Asperger Syndrome, for guidance and support and many have told me that talking with her was life changing. In this book, Susan shares her wisdom and experiences in her efforts to continue helping families across the world. She is a true gem in the field of autism spectrum disorders. -- Brenda Smith Myles, Ph.D. A consummate professional, parent, clinician, program director, and all round terrific person, Susan Moreno has served our field with distinction, energy, creativity, and unbelievable commitment for almost three decades. Though there might be individuals who serve in each of those roles as effectively as Susan does, there is no one who combines them more gracefully and effectively. Her remarkable skill and versatility make her the person who can write a book of this kind that competently presents what is known about ASD, sensitively describes what parents are feeling and going through, thoroughly reviews the latest research, and clearly explains how to implement intervention strategies in ways that will help parents, people with ASD, and those who work with them. Susan's ability to understand ASD from so many different perspectives and to integrate and articulate what she has learned results in an exciting, practical, and energizing approach to the field. Anyone interested in ASD will not want to miss this wonderful contribution. -- Dr. Gary Mesibov, Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and former Director of Division TEACCH The greatest knowledge base on autism resides in the experience of parents. This book has accurate information and wise advice based on Susan's personal experiences and that of many similar parents over several decades. Parents and teachers will discover useful explanations and tips for those who have autism and advanced cognitive abilities. -- Tony Attwood, Minds & Hearts Clinic, Brisbane, Australia, and author of The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome

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Susan J. Moreno is the founder and president of MAAP Services, Inc., a non-profit organization that provides information, networking and advice to parents, teachers and healthcare professionals about all aspects of autism. She is the editor of The MAAP, a newsletter for families of more advanced individuals within the autism spectrum of disorders. She holds a Master's degree in Applied Behavioral Science from Valparaiso University in Indiana and is internationally known as a lecturer and motivational speaker. She is co-author of The Partner's Guide to Asperger Syndrome, also published by JKP.


Foreword. Introduction. 1. What are Autism Spectrum Disorders? 2. Terms Used to Describe Individuals on the Autism Spectrum. 3. The Younger Individual with Autism at Home. 4. The Adult with Autism at Home. 5. Schooling. 6. Tips for Teaching. 7. Sensory Stimulation. 8. Individuals on the Autism Spectrum in the Community. Bibliography. Glossary. Appendix A: DSM IV-TR, Pervasive Developmental Disorders. Appendix B: Some Advice for Others Who Care. Appendix C: Advice for Medical Professionals. Appendix D: "Where in the World" - Finding the Ideal School. Index.