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Description - Help for the Child with Asperger's Syndrome by Gretchen Mertz Cowell

Parents of children diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome frequently find themselves embarking on an exhausting and disheartening hunt for the services and interventions that their child needs - and is entitled to. Gretchen Mertz presents a readable and comprehensive parent's guide to developing an intervention program for a child with AS. Beginning with the search for a diagnosis, she outlines an accessible overview of the helpful and appropriate services that are available, how to find them and get funding for them, what to expect of them, and how to evaluate them. The issues raised and the information given will be pertinent to any parent of a child that has (or may have) AS. It will also be an invaluable resource for social workers, psychologists and psychiatrists who wish to find or offer appropriate support for children with Asperger's Syndrome.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781843107804
ISBN-10: 1843107805
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publish Date: 29-Sep-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Gretchen Mertz Cowell

Gretchen Mertz has a son with Asperger's Syndrome. She researched many of the legal and medical issues surrounding this condition to deal with government officials, school administrators, insurance company representatives and medical and therapeutic professionals to create and implement an appropriate program for her son. Her professional experience includes working as an educator and a legal assistant. She lives with her husband and two children in Philadelphia, where she works all day and writes all night.