Asperger Syndrome and Your Child: A Parent's Guide

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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.

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Michael D. Powers, Psy.D., is the director of the Center for Children with Special Needs in Tolland, Connecticut, and assistant clinical professor of psychology at the Yale Child Study Center. He has published numerous book chapters and articles in professional journals and is the editor of the award-winning book Children with Autism: A Parent’s Guide. He lives in northeastern Connecticut with his wife, Kristen, and their three sons.



Janet Poland is the coauthor of The Art of Parenting Twins, as well as the author of The Sensitive Child and The Demanding Child. She lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

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Powers, an assistant professor at the Yale Child Study Center and director of the Center for Children with Special Needs in Connecticut, teams up with co-author Poland (The Sensitive Child) to offer a much-needed resource for parents and professionals looking to understand more about Asperger Syndrome. A neurological disorder characterized by difficulty with social interactions, communication issues, unusual patterns of behavior and interests as well as trouble integrating sensory information (children with AS often have acute senses of touch, taste and hearing), AS is part of the "autism spectrum" of disabilities. Part I of Powers's clearly written and reassuring text discusses the syndrome in general-what we know about it, what it feels like to have it-while Part II goes into greater detail about what parents can do to nurture AS children to help them "become their finest selves." Unlike people with autism, those with AS can communicate what life is like for them, and Powers includes their reflections along with case studies, FAQs and an abundance of caring and wise advice. For new parents of children with AS, this is an essential volume.
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