Freaks geeks and asperger syndrome pdf
Freaks, Geeks, & Asperger Syndrome: A User Guide to AdolescenceAll rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced in any material form including photocopying or storing it in any medium by electronic means and whether or not transiently or incidentally to some other use of this publication without the written permission of the copyright owner except in accordance with the provisions of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act or under the terms of a licence issued by the Copyright Licensing Agency Ltd, 90 Tottenham Court Road, London, England W1P 9HE. Applications for the copyright owner's written permission to reproduce any part of this publication should be addressed to the publisher. Warning: The doing of an unauthorised act in relation to a copyright work may result in both a civil claim for damages and criminal prosecution. Includes index. ISBN pbk. Jackson, Luke, Mental health.
Freaks, Geeks, & Asperger Syndrome: A User Guide to Adolescence
Luke Jackson. As a practitioner working with a large number children and adolescents with a diagnosis of an Autistic Spectrum Disorder ASD I have been somewhat reluctant to read all the burgeoning literature that has been published in the past two to three years. Apart from the compelling title, I was pleased to see the focus on the long-overlooked adolescent population. The other intriguing fact about this book is that the author wrote it at the age of 13! The topics range from diet to dating and are supplemented with a variety of colourful vignettes, pictures, and drawings. The book has a number of strengths that clinicians and families will appreciate.
The book was written by the then year-old Luke Jackson who has Asperger Syndrome himself. Luke wrote the book because he thought that there were not enough useful things on the internet about the subject. The point of the book is to explain that it is fine to be different. Luke goes through the problems that people with Asperger Syndrome face such as trouble reading facial expressions and body language. Luke Jackson lives in a family with three brothers and three sisters and his siblings have related difficulties as well. David Worling of the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry said that the book is filled with valuable information and is useful to have in a clinical library. The book received first place in Times Educational Supplement awards in for special educational needs books.