By Ami Klin, Sara S. Sparrow, Fred R. Volkmar
Frequently clinically determined in early life, Asperger syndrome is a lifelong social illness that bears many similarities to high-functioning autism. people with the disease are characterised via a scarcity of empathy, little skill to shape friendships, one-sided conversations, clumsy hobbies, and severe absorption in specified pursuits. whereas Asperger syndrome has got expanding awareness from researchers, clinicians, educators, and fogeys in recent times, a number of important questions about the affliction stay unanswered.This groundbreaking quantity brings jointly preeminent students and practitioners to supply a definitive assertion of what's at the moment recognized approximately Asperger syndrome and to focus on promising leads in study and medical perform. Diagnostic and conceptual concerns are explored extensive, and the disorder's overview, therapy, and neurobiology are completely reviewed. The booklet examines the results of Asperger syndrome on an individual's social, communique, and behavioral improvement, and identifies the demanding situations that those contributors face at domestic, in class and the place of work, and in different settings. the amount concludes with numerous dad or mum essays that exemplify the rigors and tribulations--as good because the joys and the and the victories --of existence with a toddler with Asperger syndrome.
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The closing chapter in this section focuses on adolescents and adults with AS. Since Kanner's adoption of the term "early infantile autism," a great deal of the literature on autism and related conditions spoke of children, almost as if children with autism did not grow up to become adults. In clinical practice and educational work, with their respective emphases on diagnostic assessments and school-based interventions, we are all at risk of neglecting the unique needs of our older clients. As individuals with AS graduate from their school life, there is always a danger that they might move further and further to the periphery of society, living isolated lives, or Introduction 19 move inward into their families, increasing the dependency on, at times, aging parents who are now left with the full responsibility for their son's or daughter's future, including vocational prospects, living arrangements, and other independent living challenges.