Wednesday, February 2, 2011

One of the books that I recommend for anyone with an Aspie in their life is Tony Attwood's Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome.

From his book, here are some key characteristics:

*Children with Asperger's Syndrome have the following Characteristics:

* delayed social maturity and social reasoning
* immature empathy
* difficulty making friends and often teased by other children
* difficulty with the communication and control of emotion
* unusual language abilities that include advanced vocabulary and syntax but delayed conversation skills, unusual prosody and tendency to be pedantic
* a fascination with a topic that is unusual in intensity or focus
* difficulty maintaining attention in class
* an unusual profile of learning abilities
* a need for assistance with some self-help and organization skills
* clumsiness in terms of gait or coordination
* sensitivity to specific sounds, aromas, textures or touch


D. S. Walker said...

I agree it is the best book on the topic! When the people who seem to understand Asperger's best are the either neuropsychologist and psychologist, it makes you wonder why we have psychiatrist determining the diagnosis is no longer relevant doesn't it?

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