If you bought only one book....

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09 May 2009, 7:24 pm

When getting your young child (madam is 4) evaluated for aspergers and/or having a young child with aspergers.

Which book would you buy?



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09 May 2009, 7:50 pm

It really depends on what you're looking for (and for what purposes). I bought the O.A.S.I.S. book, and the Tony Attwood book early on, but my son was already 8 years old when he was diagnosed. I'm not sure that the age would have made a difference, though.



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09 May 2009, 8:19 pm

I don't need it to be age specific, in fact i prefer it not to be.

Thanks, i saw the oasis one and it had good reviews.

RETHINK: It would actually be better if it was for parents of young AS kids since i'm the parent of a young child who has possibly AS. Age specific would be best in this case i'm sure.



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10 May 2009, 7:27 am

"The Way I See It" by Temple Grandin is good. She has Asperger's and the book is very direct and full of practical rather than theoretical knowledge. She knows because she is.



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10 May 2009, 3:52 pm

jat wrote:
It really depends on what you're looking for (and for what purposes). I bought the O.A.S.I.S. book, and the Tony Attwood book early on, but my son was already 8 years old when he was diagnosed. I'm not sure that the age would have made a difference, though.


these were my exact first two purchases. Great choices, I refer to them often.



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10 May 2009, 7:10 pm

Thanks a lot, i'll look those up.



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11 May 2009, 8:45 pm

Dr. Attwood explains these things so well.

If your child is a girl Pretending to Be Normal is a good one. Written by a woman diagnosed with AS as an adult after her daughter was diagnosed.

This website has lots of good books listed. It's an online bibliography with links you can order; the amazon.com links to used as well as new books.

http://www.specialneedsresources.net



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12 May 2009, 4:42 am

Thanks MAtrix lover :)



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12 May 2009, 4:02 pm

All cats have Aspergers simply explains for anyone new,any age



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12 May 2009, 4:59 pm

Thank you, i'll have a look at that one too. I think a trip to the Library is in order.



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13 May 2009, 8:20 am

"Parenting a Child with Asperger Syndrome" 200 Tips and strategies
by Brenda Boyd



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14 May 2009, 1:33 am

Thanks Biene



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14 May 2009, 5:48 pm

Hi, my daughter was 3 and a half when first showing signs of being different. Aged just 5, I read Tony Attwood's book and thought "wow". Advised by my G.P., over the next month I wrote down any traits I noticed and listed them in a letter which was forwarded from our family doctor to the paediatrician. I needed to gather evidence for assessment prior to diagnosis, and not use retrospective evidence.
Good luck