Recognising Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome
A Practical Guide to Adult Diagnosis and Beyond
- Available for pre-order. Item will ship after March 3, 2021
Recognising Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome is an accessible guide, offering information and guidance, self-help and coping strategies and illustrated throughout with personal quotes, vignettes and anecdotes from clients with AS with whom the author has worked with clinically.
The book captures the individual stories, quotations and experiences, observed in adult autism diagnostic services, woven in with contemporary research, theory, and clinical insights. It outlines the history of the condition and the present criteria for obtaining a diagnosis. With exercises, tips, questionnaires, psycho-educational work and advice sheets, this new edition also elucidates the female presentation of autism that has attained significance in the recent times.
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
Chapter 1 Considering a diagnosis of Autism; Chapter 2 Theory and facts about autism; Chapter 3 The Diagnostic Assessment; Chapter 4 Diagnosis: in my own words; Chapter 5 Processing information: cognition, language and sensory issues; Chapter 6 Emotions and the social and relational world; Chapter 7 Mental health and related issues; Chapter 8 Work; Chapter 9 After diagnosis: reactions, disclosure, stages and advice
Dr Trevor Powell is an experienced Clinical Psychologist and author, who has spent the last 40 years, mainly working in the NHS, in the fields of mental health, neuropsychology and more recently, with adults with Autism/Asperger’s syndrome. His previous books include The Mental Health Handbook and The Brain Injury Workbook.