Asperger Syndrome & your Child
A Parent's GuideBook - 2002
Whether your child has been diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome or displays symptoms of the condition, all parents surely want answers and reassurance from a qualified professional. What traits are most common in a child with AS? Where should I take my child to get diagnosed? How do I tell family members and peers about the condition? What can I expect for my child's future? Asperger Syndrome and Your Child, an informative, empathetic, and comprehensive guide to this elusive condition, answers the most common questions parents have and offers an encouraging outlook for your child's future.
A nationally known expert on the sub-ject, Dr. Michael Powers weaves together an extremely compassionate and easy-to-read account of everything related to AS, offering such practical advice as detecting early signs of the condition to getting the right diagnosis to helping your child develop social skills. He also describes many of the feelings a child with AS may have and outlines encouraging ways to involve both family and child in a supportive community. Dr. Powers also demonstrates how a person with Asperger Syndrome can adapt to real-world problems and make the most of the talents he or she possesses, unlocking the child's potential to become a successful, independent adult.
Infused with fascinating case studies and voices of real children who give insights about their own conditions, the book offers a personal look into how children live day by day with the disorder. With wise and thoughtful guidance, Asperger Syndrome and Your Child is an indispensable book for parents as well as teachers and other professionals who have someone with Asperger Syndrome in their lives.