By Sally Ozonoff PhD, Geraldine Dawson PhD, James C. McPartland PhD
Written via best specialists within the box, this ebook presents a lot wanted info and recommendation for folks of kids with Asperger syndrome or high-functioning autism. it truly is jam-packed with functional feedback for supporting little ones dwell a whole and chuffed existence at domestic, in class, and within the social global, and nurturing their development into self-sufficient adults. Asperger syndrome and high-functioning autism are detected previous and extra appropriately at the present time than ever earlier than. childrens and youths with those issues frequently stand out for his or her precocious intelligence and language talents, but profound social problems can restrict each point in their lives. This hopeful, compassionate advisor exhibits mom and dad tips to paintings with their kid's designated impairments and features to aid her or him discover ways to have interaction extra absolutely with the area and reside as self-sufficiently as attainable. From top specialists within the box, the publication is choked with functional rules for aiding little ones relate extra very easily to friends, research the principles of applicable habit, and take part extra absolutely at school and kin existence. It additionally explains what scientists at the moment learn about autistic spectrum issues and the way they're clinically determined and taken care of. Real-life luck tales, problem-solving principles, and matter-of-fact recommendation on every thing from academic placements to profession making plans make this an imperative reference that households will flip to back and again. Read more...
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This is an active area of investigation at research centers around the world. Another factor that may influence prevalence estimates is the rate 19 UNDERSTANDING ASPERGER SYNDROME AND HIGH-FUNCTIONING AUTISM of misdiagnosis. As the label of Asperger syndrome has become better known by professionals, both its use and its misuse have increased. Every day, many children with multiple, difficult, complex developmental and behavioral problems are seen in clinics around the world, and the professionals who see them can occasionally be at a loss for a diagnosis.
Did the doctor interview you about your child’s early his- tory? • Did the doctor spend at least 30 minutes with your child to observe his or her behavior? • Did the doctor meet with you to explain the results of the assessment and answer your questions? • Did the doctor’s feedback seem to fit your child? Did the doctor understand the problems your child is experiencing that prompted you to seek the evaluation? • Did the doctor explain which diagnosis best fits your child and why? • Did the doctor give you options for treatment that are available in your community and specific referrals (phone numbers, and the like)?
In general, all NOS diagnoses in the DSM are reserved for those whose symptoms are atypical or fall below the threshold for other diagnoses but who are experiencing significant impairment and distress. 34 The Diagnostic Process When PDDNOS is diagnosed accurately, it clearly falls on the autism spectrum. The problems experienced by children with PDDNOS cannot be explained by any other category of disorder. Children with learning disabilities, attention problems, or obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD), for example, do not have the highly focused interests or trouble making eye contact that Chad has.