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A Mind Apart: Understanding Children with Autism and Asperger Syndrome

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9781572305441
Author(s): Peter Szatmari
Format: Paperback
Year: 2004
Edition: 1st
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Dimensions: 154 x 227 x 14 (w x l x h)
Pages: 210

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How do you know if your child is happy or sad, tired or hungry, when all he wants to talk about is wasps/m-/or the color of subway train doors? What can you do to reassure a nine-year-old who asks questions about death hundreds of times in a day? And how can you build a nurturing relationship when your little girl hates to be touched? Raising a child with autism or Asperger syndrome (AS) may challenge all of your notions about how children behave and what good parenting demands. You may even feel completely cut off from the child you love. That's why understanding how children with autism spectrum disorders actually think and feel/m-/and the striking ways in which their minds work differently from those of typical children/m-/is so important. Guiding your child toward more meaningful involvement in everyday life requires more than patience and persistence. You first need to enter and explore your child's unusual inner world, as Dr. Peter Szatmari invites you to do in this compelling book. With the grace of a gifted storyteller and the wisdom of a seasoned practitioner, Dr. Szatmari shares the stories of over a dozen children and families with whom he has worked.
He reveals that people with autism and AS live in a world without metaphors; a visual landscape, built of images, not language. It's a place where friendly small talk may sound like a foreign tongue, where tree b Please click here to ask a question
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