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Description - Asperger Syndrome and Adolescence by Brenda Smith Myles

The middle school years, pose challenges for all young people. In this comprehensive and thorough book, the authors start with an overview of those characteristics of AS that make adolescence particularly challenging and difficult. Central to the book is a detailed discussion of strategies and supports necessary to ensure a successful school experience for students with AS at the middle and secondary levels. What sets this book apart is the way it ties all the recommended strategies together in a real-life case study of Michael, a youth with AS. This touch of real life continues in the closing chapter, which consists of statements by parents and adolescents with Asperger Syndrome about the transition years. This book is critical reading for everybody who lives or works with an adolescent with Asperger Syndrome.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780967251493
ISBN-10: 0967251494
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 227
Imprint: Autism Asperger Publishing Co,US
Publisher: AAPC Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2001
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Brenda Smith Myles

Brenda Smith Myles, PhD, is an associate professor at the University of Kansas. She writes and speaks internationally on Asperger Syndrome and autism. Her recent books include Asperger Syndrome and Sensory Issues: Practical Solutions for Making Sense of the World, and Asperger Syndrome and Difficult Moments: Practical Solutions for Tantrums, Rage and Meltdowns (co-authored by Jack Southwick). Diane Adreon,MA, is associate director of the University of Miami-Center for Autism and Related Disabilities. Ms Adreon has published and presented internationally on Asperger Syndrome and is the mother of an adolescent with AS.

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