Embracing Asperger’s
176 pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
Paperback
Release Date:01 Aug 2011
ISBN:9781849058186
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Embracing Asperger’s

A Primer for Parents and Professionals

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Parents and teachers of children with Asperger's know only too well the feeling that they are not quite reaching the child, not quite hearing or getting it, not communicating just right, or at all. Offering rich insights into what Asperger's is like for the child himself or herself, this compassionate book will empower parents and teachers, enabling them to nurture the child's strengths and work towards a happy and promising future.

The book is packed with strategies, insights, and points to remember in order to address common areas of difficulty, including creating a safe space, quieting sensory overload, quelling anxiety, connecting to feelings, promoting friendship, and feeding creativity. A chapter devoted to girls with Asperger's describes how to see and connect with the child more deeply in order to better meet her needs, and the author also considers the ways in which other children might view and treat the child with Asperger's, with tried and tested advice on how a positive difference can be made, and what really works.

This original and perceptive book offers rich insights into what Asperger's means in the real world, for real children, and is essential reading for parents, teachers, and other professionals.
Richard Bromfield, PhD, is a graduate of Bowdoin College and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A faculty member of Harvard Medical School, he writes about children, psychotherapy, and family life in both professional and popular periodicals. He is in private practice in Boston, Massachusetts.

Introduction

Note to Readers

Caution

1. The Child's Burden

2. The Child's View

3. The Parent's View

4. The Teacher's View

5. Creating a Safe Place

6. Treasuring Precious Goods

7. Quieting Sensory Overload

8. Quelling Anxiety

9. Facilitating Communication

10. Tending the Intellect

11. Connecting to Feelings

12. Promoting Friendship

13. Giving and Nurturing Empathy

14. Feeding Creativity

15. Considering Girls

16. Other Children's Views

17. Butterfly Love

18. Connecting It All

References

Index
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