Learning and behavior problems in Asperger syndrome /
030402s2003 xxua b 001 0 eng d
|aLearning and behavior problems in Asperger syndrome / |cedited by Margot Prior
|aNew York : |bGuilford Press, |c2003
|ax, 326 p : |bill ; |c24 cm
|aIncludes bibliographical references and index
|aRelationship between Asperger syndrome and high functioning autism / Susan Dickerson Mayes and Susan Calhoun--Cognitive and academic problems / Jo-Ann Reitzel and Peter Szatmari--Assessment of specific learning difficulties / Janine Manjiviona--Effects of language and communicative deficits on learning and behaviour / Helen Tager-Flusberg--Understanding social difficulties / Michael Shaked and Nurit Yirmiya--Understanding and managing circumscribed interests / Tony Attwood--Assessment and treatment of comorbid emotional and behavior problems / Digby Tantam--Remembering school / Wendy Lawson--Challenges faced by teachers working with students with Asperger syndrome / Valerie Gill--School-based intervention for children with specific learning difficulties / Rita Jordan--The ideal classroom / Linda Kunce--Longer-term educational and employment outcomes / Patricia Howlin--What do we know and where should we go? / Margot Prior
Univ. of Melbourne, Australia. Reviews the nature of AS and its impact on learning and cognitive skills. Discusses the behavioral and emotional difficulties experienced by many children with AS. Provides guidelines for assessment, including ways to communicate findings with family members. Describes methods to accommodate children's difficulties while building on their strengths.