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Author Pyles, Lise, 1955-

Title Hitchhiking through Asperger syndrome / Lise Pyles ; foreword by Tony Attwood
Published London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2002


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 MELB  616.8982 Pyl/Hta  AVAILABLE
Description 286 pages ; 23 cm
Contents 1. Our Story 15 -- 2. What is Asperger Syndrome? 34 -- 3. Grabbing Hold 70 -- 4. Coming to Terms, Moving Forward 89 -- 5. School in General 110 -- 6. School Specifics 130 -- 7. Homeschooling and Home Helps 166 -- 8. Medication 198 -- 9. Diet 216 -- 10. Final Thoughts 237 -- Appendix 1 Diagnostic Criteria 245 -- Appendix 2 Asperger Syndrome Resources 251 -- Appendix 3 Social Skills List 257 -- Appendix 4 Idiom List 263 -- Appendix 5 Fifty-five Ways to Save Money 265 -- Appendix 6 Homeschooler Resources 267 -- Appendix 7 Dietary Resources 271
Summary "Written from a parent's perspective, this book gives a candid and thoughtful account of one family's trek through the world of Asperger Syndrome. The author believes that, while professional help can be necessary, parents are in the best position to make a difference in their children's lives: they should be in control of, and involved in, their children's care and education. She offers practical and positive advice on topics including diagnosis and self-diagnosis; dealing with your own reactions, and those of others; types of school and homeschooling; medication; and dietary issues."
"Written in clear and straightforward language, the book does not promote any particular therapy or prescribe fixed solutions, but aims to help parents to ask good questions and come up with answers to suit their own circumstances and children. Full of humor and common sense, Hitchhiking Through Asperger Syndrome will make encouraging, inspiring, and entertaining reading for all parents of children with Asperger Syndrome."--BOOK JACKET
Analysis Autism
Home schooling
Asperger's syndrome
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-278) and index
Subject Asperger's syndrome in children.
Asperger's syndrome.
Asperger's syndrome -- Patients -- Family relationships.
Asperger Syndrome [MESH]
Asperger Syndrome.
LC no. 2001038662 2002726571
ISBN 1853029378 alkaline paper