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Recognising Asperger's Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder)
A Practical Guide to Adult Diagnosis and Beyond

ISBN 9781909301528
Published September 23, 2016 by Routledge
282 Pages

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Book Description

Written by a clinical neuropsychologist, this book is an accessible guide to everything you need to know about Asperger Syndrome, offering information and guidance, self-help and coping strategies and illustrated throughout with over 150 personal quotes, vignettes and anecdotes from clients with AS with whom the author has worked with clinically over the last 10 years.

The book is deliberately aimed at a broad audience of people: those who have just received a diagnosis and want to know more, those who are considering seeking a diagnosis, family members, relatives, friends and clinicians including mental health workers, psychologists, support workers and all those who work with people with AS.

Table of Contents

1. Considering a diagnosis of Asperger's syndrome  2. Theories and facts about autism and Asperger's syndrome  3. The diagnostic assessment  4. The journey from discovery to acceptance  5. Cognition, thinking and learning  6. Language  7. Sensory sensitivity and motor coordination  8. Emotions  9. Relationships and social life  10. Problems with co-morbid mental health  11. Autism and the criminal justice system  12. Special interests  13. Work  14. After diagnosis: Reactions, disclosure and advice

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Trevor Powell is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist who is the Lead for Neuropsychology services for Berkshire Healthcare NHS Trust. He has written a number of books and research articles having worked clinically for over 30 years in the field of adult mental health, brain injury, particularly head injury, and with adults with Asperger's syndrome/Autism.

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