Raising Children with Asperger's Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism: Championing the Individual

Raising Children with Asperger's Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism: Championing the Individual

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By (author) Yuko Yoshida, Foreword by Lorna Wing, Translated by Esther Sanders, Translated by Cathy Hirano

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  • Publisher: JESSICA KINGSLEY PUBLISHERS
  • Format: Paperback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 156mm x 234mm x 22mm | 458g
  • Publication date: 15 July 2012
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1849053170
  • ISBN 13: 9781849053174
  • Edition statement: Original
  • Illustrations note: 47 b & w drawings
  • Sales rank: 123,982

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Parents of children with Asperger's syndrome (AS) or high-functioning autism can often feel at a loss as to how to understand and communicate with their child and how to help their child feel valued and understood in the wider world. This illustrated companion provides all the concrete answers, explanations and advice necessary for parents to provide effective support for their child. It clarifies the type of assistance needed from outside the family, and where to find it, and includes suggestions on how to ensure the needs of other siblings are also met. Written from the insightful perspective of a child psychiatrist, this very practical and helpful book will provide comfort for parents and carers. The experience and expertise shared within will also be useful for any professionals working with children with AS or high-functioning autism and their families.

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Yuko Yoshida M.D. is a child psychiatrist at the Yokohama Psycho-Developmental Clinic in Japan, which specializes in diagnosing and treating children with autism spectrum and other developmental disorders. She is also Managing Director of the Institute of PsychoEducation for Children. She has over 20 years' clinical experience and has taken training courses taught by Lorna Wing and Judith Gould, and she is one of only a handful of professionals in Japan certified to use the Diagnostic Interview for Social and Communication Disorders (DISCO). She is the author of How To Be Yourself in a World That's Different: An Asperger Syndrome Guide for Adolescents, also published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

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If you have a child with Asperger's syndrome (AS) or high-functioning autism, conventional parenting principles can prove insufficient and unproductive. This illustrated companion has all the concrete answers, explanations and advice for parents to feel confident in providing effective support for their child with AS or high-functioning autism. It describes how to help develop their social and communication skills, clarifies the type of assistance needed from outside the family, and where to find it, and includes suggestions on how to ensure the needs of other siblings are also met. Written from the insightful perspective of a child psychiatrist, this very practical and helpful book will provide comfort for parents and carers. The experience and expertise shared within will also be useful for any professionals working with children with AS or high-functioning autism and their families.

Table of contents

Foreword by Lorna Wing.; Introduction.; 1. What is Autism?; I. "Disability" - or "Individuality"?; II. The Autism Spectrum.; III. Other Medical Information.; IV. Disorders Similar to or Comorbid with ASDs.; 2. Rethinking Your Parenting Style.; I. Nurturing Communication Skills.; II. How to Provide Supports for Impairments of Social Imagination.; III. Skills That Compensate for Impaired Socialization.; IV. Helping Daily Life Run Smoothly (12 Q & A).; 3. The Way Forward.; I. Find Someone You Can Consult.; II. If There Are Siblings.; III. Some Final Advice. Afterword.; Appendix 1. Overview of Technical Terminology and Diagnostic Criteria.; Appendix 2. Communicating with Your Child's Kindergarten or Day Care Centre. A Handy Reference to the Supports Described in This Book.; Bibliography.