FURTHER READING - ASPERGER SYNDROME


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Attwood, Tony (1997) "Asperger Syndrome: a guide for parents and professionals". Jessica Kingsley Publishers. ISBN 1853025771.

Description, analysis, strategies and case studies for parents, teachers and non-specialists. Outlines clinical aspects and diagnostic criteria as well as a good sense of what it is like experientially for individuals with Asperger Syndrome and for those who interact with them.

Atwood, Tony (2003) "Why does Chris do that?" Autism Asperger Publishing Co. ISBN 1931282501.

Practical approach, managing children and adults with autism and AS.

Baron-Cohen, Simon (2004) "The essential difference." Penguin Books. ISBN 0141011017.

Director of the Autism Research Centre at Cambridge University explores the difference between male and female brains and explains his "extreme male brain" theory of autism. Includes descriptions of and insights into Asperger Syndrome.

Boyd, Brenda (2003) "Parenting a child with Asperger Syndrome: 200 tips and strategies". Jessica Kingsley Publishers. ISBN 1843101378.

Mother of 13 year old Kenneth Kerr, author of "Asperger Syndrome, the Universe and Everything".

Haddon, Mark (2004) "The curious incident of the dog in the night-time". Vintage Books. ISBN 0099450259.

Poignant, funny and fascinating novel.

Hall, Kenneth (2000) "Asperger Syndrome, the universe and everything". Jessica Kingsley Publishers. ISBN 1853029300.

Diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome at the age of eight, Kenneth offers insights, struggles and joys. Parents, siblings, teachers and professionals.

Jackson, Luke (2002) "Freaks, geeks and Asperger Syndrome: A user guide to adolescence". Jessica Kingsley Publishers. ISBN 1843100983.

Luke is a thirteen-year-old drawing from his own experiences - "so many books written about us, but none are written directly to adolescents with Asperger Syndrome and their parents."


Lawson, Wendy (2000) "Life behind glass: a personal account of Autism Spectrum Disorder". Jessica Kingsley Publishers. ISBN 1853029114.

The author, who has autism but was initially misdiagnosed as schizophrenic, shares her understanding of autism in an attempt to bridge the gap between her world and the reader's.

Lovecky, Deirdre V. (2004) "Different minds: gifted children with AD/HD, Asperger Syndrome, and other learning deficits". Jessica Kingsley Publishing. ISBN 1853029645.

Through recognizing the different levels and kinds of giftedness, this book provides an insight into the challenges and benefits specific to gifted children with attention difficulties.

Pyles, Lise (2001) "Hitchhiking through Asperger Syndrome". Jessica Kingsley Publishers. ISBN 1853029378.

A parent's perspective with practical ideas on how to calm and help them deal with academic and social demands.

Willey, Liane Holliday (1999) "Pretending to be normal: living with Asperger Syndrome". Jessica Kingsley Publishers. ISBN 1853027499.

Based on author's own experience. Appendices provide helpful coping strategies and guidance.



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