Can I Tell You About Asperger Syndrome?
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©2004. By Jude Welton. Ilustrated by Jane Telford. The author is a trained psychologist specializing in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and the mother of a 9-year-old son with Asperger Syndrome (AS). This book was written for young people so that they can better understand the challenges faced by a sibling, friend, or classmate who has AS. Written from the perspective of a boy with AS named Adam, this fictional story discusses such topics as: understanding other people's feelings, tone of voice, and body language; play difficulties; sensory issues; unexpected change; motor skills; special interests; an explanation of AS; and how kids can help others with AS. This book is also an excellent tool for children and adolescents to help them understand their own diagnosis of AS more fully. For readers ages 7-15. (Softcover; 40 pages.)
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