Getting to Grips With Asperger Syndrome: Understanding by Carol Hagland

By Carol Hagland

"Getting to Grips with Asperger Syndrome" is a realistic, problem-solving consultant for these taking care of or assisting an grownup with Asperger Syndrome (AS). it's going to aid them comprehend the and the problems it may well reason, if you want to provide help within the most respected method. The e-book explains what AS is and why yes behaviours often ensue: akin to nervousness, worry of switch and weird sensitivities. as soon as behaviours and reactions are understood, the various obvious difficulties develop into much less complex, and problems will be refrained from or easily-resolved. useful thoughts are provided to strive against difficulties which can come up, and customary concerns that particularly take place with participants clinically determined later in lifestyles are addressed. Easy-to-read and available, this publication is an invaluable reference for family and friends of people with AS, in addition to overall healthiness and social care employees and scholars, regardless of the point of educating and adventure.

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Is possible. However, it is important to realize that Asperger syndrome cannot be cured. The problems will not simply go away, whatever you do. Nevertheless, in understanding where the difficulties arise, and finding ways in which they can be helped, many problems can be avoided. In the next chapter we shall briefly look at some of the other conditions that may mimic AS or be confused with it. By careful observation, you may find that you can eliminate some of these as possible explanations of the difficulties you encounter.

The obsessive interests of those with AS often bring them to the attention of others, either because they are seen as particularly clever or intelligent in relation to this topic, or because their interest is so relentless and all-consuming that they bore everyone around them by talking about it incessantly. Although the obsessive interest can be a vehicle for social contact and education, it can also be a barrier if the person with AS is allowed to develop their interest at the expense of everything else.

They also have problems with understanding language, especially if this is complicated or sentences are long, and problem-solving, because lots of information is difficult to remember. In everyday life these difficulties cause a lot of problems: • Knowing that one has a problem remembering things adds to the person’s general anxiety. This in turn can make memory even worse. • The person is seen as stubborn, rude or deliberately difficult, because they do not do what is asked of them. • The person may forget really important things such as taking medicines, or paying their rent.

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