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A Guide to Asperger Syndrome
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Asperger syndrome is an autism spectrum disorder, usually with life-long consequences for social interaction and behaviour. The disorder is neurodevelopmental and symptoms appear in the preschool years. Individuals affected are often misunderstood and sometimes misdiagnosed when they apply for help. A Guide to Asperger Syndrome is an accessible 2002 handbook for all those touched by Asperger syndrome, one of the most common variants of disorders in the so-called autism spectrum. In it, Christopher Gillberg, a world-renowned authority in the field, gives an in-depth account of symptoms, diagnosis, prevalence, background factors, prognosis and intervention. The book is intended for a wide readership, including those affected, their families, and clinicians working with children, adolescents and adults with Asperger syndrome.

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‘In this short and beautifully produced book one of the doyens in the field addresses everyone concerned with this condition.’

Source: Journal of Child Psychology

‘This book provides an easily readable and updated guide to those afflicted with Asperger syndrome as well as the professionals in the field.’

Shiraz Butt - Rush-Presbyterian, St. Luke’s Medical Center

‘… a valuable resource book to read and have on our shelves …’

Source: Social Work Now

‘The book is factual, accurate, succinct though detailed, and notable for its clarity. It is to be recommended as an invaluable introduction to the field.’

Source: European Child & Adolscent Psychiatry

‘The book is broad in its scope.’

Source: Journal of Intellectual Disability Research

’Overall, this book is informative and very easy to read.’

Source: Behaviour Change

'I highly recommend this book for its comprehensive coverage of important issues in AS coupled with an easy-to-read style of writing that will make it accessible to a broad readership, including individuals and parents who are seeking a more evidence-based detailed account of the disorder …'

Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Research

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