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Description - Hitchhiking through Asperger Syndrome by Lisa Pyles

Written from a parent's perspective, this book gives a candid and thoughtful account of one family's trek through the world of Asperger Syndrome. The author makes it very clear that, while professional help can be necessary, parents are in the best position to make a difference in their children's lives and should be in control of, and involved in, their children's care and education. She offers practical and positive advice on topics including: diagnosis and self-diagnosis; dealing with your own reactions and those of others; type of school and homeschooling; medication; and dietary issues. Written in clear, straightforward language, the book does not promote any particular therapy or prescribe fixed solutions, but aims to help parents to ask good questions and come up with answers to suit their own circumstances and children. Full of humour and common sense, "Hitchhiking Through Asperger Syndrome" should make encouraging, inspiring and entertaining reading for all parents of children with Asperger Syndrome.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781853029370
ISBN-10: 1853029378
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Lisa Pyles

Lise Pyles is a parent of a child with Asperger Syndrome. Her family's journey has encompassed living on three continents and following many paths dealing with therapy, diet, medication, and several schooling options. Although she has been a freelance writer for several years, her primary concern is raising good, decent and happy kids.