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A Parent's Guide to Asperger Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism: How to Meet the Challenges and Help Your Child Thrive

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"If you are the parent of a child with Asperger syndrome or high-functioning autism (AS-HFA) - or are simply wondering whether your child's unusual interests, behavior, and difficulty relating to others are cause for concern - this is the book for you. This book shows how to work with your child's paradoxical combination of precocious talents and social difficulties to hel ...more
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Celeste
Aug 27, 2011 Celeste rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2011
I bought this book on my Kindle because it's one of those parenting manual type books, and there just aren't that many for parents of children with any form of ASD. For those that don't know, I have a son born in 2002 diagnosed with PDD-NOS.

This book took me a while to read because it's not the kind of book in which I could immerse myself. In fact, I read through several other books during the time that I plodded through this one. That's not to say that I didn't like it or get much from it; on t
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Jennifer  Davis
Dec 16, 2015 Jennifer Davis rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was recommended this book a while back by one of my son's therapist. My son is currently 8 years old. He was diagnosed with ADHD when he was 3 and diagnosed with High Functioning Autism with Sensory Processing Disorder at the age of 5. The therapist recommended this book to me because he thought that my son should be diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome instead. With all my research, I had come to find where the therapist may think this. They do share lots of the same "traits" and I can see where ...more
Dawn
The introduction of DSM-5 in 2013 eliminated Aspergers and PDD-NOS as diagnoses, rendering Part I of this book (diagnosing the disease) obsolete.

However, just because the APA declines to recognize Aspergers or high-functioning autism as a legitimate diagnosis, doesn't mean they've ceased to exist. Approximately 2/3 of cases have been reassigned as "Social Communication Disorder". (Is it me, or does SCD sound curable with shyness pills As Seen On TV?) This ambivalent diagnosis means that, for th
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Vanessa Hatcher
Jan 04, 2010 Vanessa Hatcher rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This had some really good information. There's still a few parts I need to read--I've been skipping around to the parts that I think will answer my questions. It's not a book specifically for PDD-NOS, but much of the information still applies. It was great to have when we had our big conference with the school trying to get through the hoops necessary to get services. I ended up not needing it, but I had sticky tabs marked all over with supportive information, and it helped me feel more prepared ...more
Mary
Apr 03, 2008 Mary rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very informative and helpful. I need to buy it, as I'm sure I'll want to turn to it again and again. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone dealing with a child with high-functioning autism/ apserger's (used interchangeably). In my opinion it's not just good for parents, but good for educators as well.
Stephanie Sorensen
Dec 18, 2013 Stephanie Sorensen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: always-reading
This was one of the first books on the subject of Aspergers/HFA I read after my son's diagnosis of high functioning autism at the age of 5. It was very helpful to me to understand how entirely differently those on the spectrum interpret sensory information. This is an excellent book to start with.
Robyn
Oct 05, 2008 Robyn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Informative, helpful, reassuring. I would not hesitate to recommend it to a parent or proffesional working with AS/HFA kids.It helps you to understand what AS/HFA is, why your child does what s/he does, and most importantly how to work with your child, teachers, and others to ensure continual progress.
Staci
Nov 26, 2008 Staci rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: autism
It's nice to have a book that helps break down what High-Functioning Autism is and what we can do to help Alex become a full functioning adult. I will keep this book on my currently-reading list for now. It is a great book to continue to refer back to.
TK Keanini
Dec 07, 2007 TK Keanini rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mental-illness
Everyone at this point must know someone who is has Asperger Syndrome or some high-functionaing Autism. The best thing you can do for everyones sake is to get educated on the topic. This the one book to read.
Danielle
Jan 17, 2011 Danielle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An informative resource for anyone dealing with a child with PDD NOS, Aspergers, and ASD's.
Jenni
Jul 12, 2010 Jenni rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
One of the easier books to get through on AS. Very parent friendly and not too technical.
Lindsay
Jun 25, 2010 Lindsay rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Invaluable guide to parents of kiddos with AS-HFA. I will probably revisit this one in the future.
Jennifer
Great book with lots of information for us parents that are constantly looking for it! :)
Melissa Wilson
Jan 13, 2011 Melissa Wilson rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
It wasn't helpful for me. I like Autisms Question and Answer book a lot better.
Alexa
Aug 07, 2010 Alexa rated it liked it
Great ideas....a little repetitive and long winded at times.
Casie
Aug 05, 2012 Casie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I found this book to be very helpful and interesting.
Avien
Feb 15, 2012 Avien rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: aspergers
Good book! Very helpful
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