By Sally Ozonoff PhD, Geraldine Dawson PhD, James C. McPartland PhD
Asperger Syndrome and high-functioning autism are detected previous and extra appropriately this present day than ever prior to. kids and teenagers with those issues usually stand out for his or her precocious intelligence and language abilities--yet profound social problems can restrict each point in their lives. This hopeful, compassionate consultant exhibits mom and dad tips to paintings with their kid's distinct impairments and functions to assist her or him discover ways to have interaction extra absolutely with the realm and stay as self-sufficiently as attainable. From prime specialists within the box, the publication is jam-packed with sensible rules for supporting young ones relate extra conveniently to peers,learn the principles of applicable habit, and take part extra absolutely at school and family members lifestyles. It additionally explains what scientists at the moment find out about autistic spectrum issues and the way they're clinically determined and handled. Real-life luck tales, problem-solving rules, and matter-of-fact suggestion on every thing from academic placements to profession making plans make this an critical reference that households will flip to repeatedly.
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Chad is diagnosed with PDDNOS because he clearly has some difficulties associated with the autism spectrum but doesn’t demonstrate either the number or pattern of symptoms required for diagnoses of high-functioning autism or Asperger syndrome. These conditions require at least two deficits in reciprocal social interaction, but Chad shows only one (difficulty with eye contact). He also demonstrates a total of only three symptoms, while at least six are required for an autism diagnosis. Some professionals dislike the PDDNOS category because it is so 33 UNDERSTANDING ASPERGER SYNDROME AND HIGH-FUNCTIONING AUTISM mixed.
It involves autistic-type symptoms but is less severe and has a pattern of symptoms that is not quite the same as the patterns associated with high-functioning autism or Asperger syndrome. Yet the interventions that help children with these conditions also help those with PDDNOS, so this book will be helpful to parents of children with PDDNOS as well. Is the Diagnosis Accurate? After reading the last few pages, you may wonder what the odds are that your child will be (or has been) diagnosed accurately.
You may have heard that all children with autism are unaffectionate, but your child loves hugs, kisses, and cuddles on your lap. Thus it is likely that some things about the diagnosis fit your child while others do not, as Lauren’s parents experienced; this does not necessarily indicate that your child was diagnosed incorrectly. Asperger Syndrome Now to Asperger syndrome. Its symptoms are identical to those listed in Table 1 for autistic disorder, except that there is no requirement that the child demonstrate significant difficulties in the second category: 3But, of course, determination of which specific symptoms are present must be made by a doctor with appropriate training.
A Parent's Guide to Asperger Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism: How to Meet the Challenges and Help Your Child Thrive by Sally Ozonoff PhD, Geraldine Dawson PhD, James C. McPartland PhD