Introduction. Chapter 1 A Mother's Longing to Understand Her Son. Chapter 2 Diagnostic Challenges in Asperger's Disorder. Chapter 3 Co-morbid Disorders - Isn't having just Asperger's syndrome enough? Chapter 4 The Parents Guide to Recognizing and Diagnosing. Chapter 5 Next Steps. Chapter 6 Repetitive Thoughts and Behaviors: When Your Child Can't Stop Thinking About Vacuums and Other Such Objects. Chapter 7 Theory of Mind: How to Walk in My Shoes. Chapter 8 Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Executive Function: Putting Your Thoughts in Order. Chapter 9 Communication: The Door to Friendships, Independence and Knowledge. Chapter 10 Anxiety and Depression: Worries and Sadness. Chapter 11 Sensory Needs or Avoidance: Itchy Clothes; Foods that Smell, and Noisy Rooms. Chapter 12 Behavior as Communication: I Will Make You Understand Even if My Words Don't Make Sense. Chapter 13 Current and Future Research in Neuro-imaging. Chapter 14 Helpful Hints to Live By. Workbook. Index.
MELINDA DOCTER, ED.D., is the principal at Junior Blind of America's Special Education School, which provides services to children with multiple severe disabilities and autism. She was previously the principal at The Help Group's Village Glen School, which specializes in education and behavior intervention for children with autism and Asperger's syndrome. SYED NAQVI, M.D., F.A.P.A., is director of the Pediatric PsychopharmacologyClinic in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He provides state-of-the-art psychopharmacological treatment to children with autism, Asperger's syndrome, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and other disorders.