Asperger Syndrome in Young Children: A Developmental by Laurie Leventhal-Belfer

By Laurie Leventhal-Belfer

This landmark publication specializes in how AS offers in pre-school kids. a necessary consultant for folks coming to phrases with their kid's AS prognosis and for the pros who paintings with this age crew, it truly is targeted in answering urgent questions particular to more youthful youngsters. How can mom and dad support their AS baby to advance speech and language? What assistance is to be had in school and residential? whilst, if in any respect, should still a toddler be told approximately AS? together with an invaluable precis of early formative years improvement phases, Leventhal-Belfer and Coe supply a diagnostic version according to overview of the kid unlike 'neurotypical' young ones, contemplating relationships at domestic, in class or in care. Their e-book indicates the way to enhance adapted early intervention options and to aid mom and dad, academics and psychological overall healthiness execs in making knowledgeable judgements to nurture the improvement of AS young children.

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An assessment should also include standardized evaluations of the child’s communication skills and intellectual functioning to better understand the child’s areas of strength and difficulty.

He calls to his friend for assistance hoping that his mother will leave them alone if she sees that he is playing with his friend. Yet she persists until she finds out where he got the rods and makes him give them to her so that she can return them. Max is furious, calling his mother “stupid,” saying that she knows nothing about ships, and that she is ruining everything. She tries to offer him something else he can use to work on his ship. He tosses the plastic hammer and nails that she hands him over the side of the ship, crosses his arms across his chest, and begins to cry as he kicks the side of the boat and the sand surrounding him.

His teacher at first looks a bit puzzled but attempts to redirect John to the question. John continues to talk about tornadoes without acknowledging his teacher’s attempts to redirect him. Several other children start to chuckle or frown. Unfortunately, John doesn’t pick up on or understand his teacher’s facial expressions or the body language of his peers. His teacher tells him it’s someone else’s turn to talk. John starts muttering “stupid” and he looks visibly tense and mad. John doesn’t understand why he can’t talk about tornadoes.

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