Understanding Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism by Gary B. Mesibov

By Gary B. Mesibov

This booklet does an excellent task of addressing the controversy approximately even if Asperger syndrome is de facto an alternate label for prime Functioning Autism or no longer. On my examining of the ebook, it favours the HFA perspective that can run counter to ecu personal tastes. a superb dealof details is equipped an review concepts and thier implications. Interventions are reviewed really in short - comprehensible given the quantity concerned.

In end, it really is reasonable to assert that the ebook is geared toward pros instead of mom and dad. i discovered the writing kind a piece too formal (as if the ebook as a longer magazine paper) and that made the ebook lesss attractive to me. when it comes to extensive viewers allure, i might favor the booklet on Asperger Syndrome via Christopher Gillberg.

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Many intervention approaches that are effective with AS/HFA can also be used with this group, but they require an understanding of the differences between these groups and a recognition that those with Schizoid Personality Disorders are often more socially skilled and independent, even thought they still require assistance and support in these areas. Nonverbal Learning Disability (NLD) Byron Rourke has popularized the concept of NLD (Rourke, 1989, 1995; Rourke & Tsatsanis, 2000). Based on his own research and earlier observations about individuals who have difficulty comprehending social information in their environments, he has proposed a model of right hemisphere dysfunction that results in a distinct neuropsychological profile and behavior.

Additional approaches are needed to answer questions about the unique ways in which AS is affecting the individual’s ability to function successfully 49 Psychological Assessment of Asperger Syndrome in school, work, community activities, etc. This information provides a foundation for developing individualized intervention plans (see Chapter 4). PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT PROCEDURES Key parts of the assessment are obtaining from parents a developmental history and description of current behavior, interacting with the client directly, and formal testing.

DeMonte did well in school when he was younger, but had increasing difficulty in middle school and is failing most of his high school classes. He has never received any special services at school – but just recently his mother had signed permission forms for him to be evaluated for the first time. Rico is a 20-year-old student at a local university. Although he is managing his academic classes fairly well, he has had a series of roommates who soon ask to be transferred to different living situations.

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