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How to be yourself in a world that's different : an Asperger Syndrome study guide for adolescents

By: Yoshida, Yuko

1843105047 / 9781843105046
Paperback
616.8'58832
15/11/2006
Stock expected by 22/11/2019
England
22 cm 112 p. : ill. (some col.)
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"How to Be Yourself in a World That's Different" is an accessible guide to Asperger's Syndrome (AS) written for young readers who have been diagnosed with AS and other autism spectrum conditions.

The book features a clear explanation of the condition, including symptoms that are common to people on the autism spectrum, such as a hypersensitivity to touch and difficulties with balance and coordination.

The characteristics and symptoms of other syndromes that often coincide with AS are also discussed, for example AD/HD, learning disorders, and tics, as well as the temporary states of mental dysfunction that people with AS tend to be predisposed to, including depression, anxiety, obsessive and compulsive behaviors, and catatonia.

This informative and encouraging text highlights the positive aspects of autism spectrum conditions, such as diligence, fairness, and a knack for unique ideas, but it also acknowledges the daily challenges faced by young people with AS and, crucially, offers strategies for dealing with these. Using case examples, Yoshida explores the difficulties of disclosing a diagnosis, takes readers through the stages of practicing key social skills, and offers advice on seeking support.

BIC:

YXK Personal & social issues: disability & special needs (Children's / Teenage)

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