Acknowledgements. Foreword, Elizabeth Newson, Early Years Diagnostic Centre. 1. Introducing Adam, who has Asperger Syndrome. 2. Reading feelings. 3. Tones of voice. 4. Playing with others. 5. Loud noises. 6. Confusing groups. 7. Unexpected change. 8. Motor skills. 9. Special interests. 10. What is Asperger Syndrome? 11. How to help. Recommended reading, websites and organizations. Blank, for your notes.
An illustrated introduction to AS for children, family and classrooms
Jude Welton has a 9-year-old son with AS. Although originally trained as a child psychologist specializing in autism, she is a freelance writer, writing mainly on the arts. She recently started writing about and for children with AS. Jane Telford is a long-time friend of the author. She is an artist and illustrator, who has exhibited paintings and drawings widely in the UK and also internationally.
'This little gem of a book is intended to be shared by parents or a child with Asperger's Syndrome with friends, family and school professionals and peers so that they may understand asperger Syndrome. [It] could be a very effective tool in establishing understanding and a circle of friends for a child with Asperger's syndrome aged 6-12. It includes simple but charming illustrations by artist, Jane Telford, and an excellent list of resources at the end of the book. This book packs a lot of wisdom and information into a small package.' -Autism Coach Website 'This is a brief book written to explain Asperger Syndrome, both to classmates and individuals on the spectrum ... It is sufficiently brief for a young audience, but also gives good, specific examples.' -The MAAP 'Jude Welton gives the young child with Asperger's the power of his own voice in explaining himself to his friends. Her calm and deceptively simple approach is complemented by Jane Telford's reassuringly everyday pictures. Parents have needed this book for a very long time.' - Elizabeth Newson, Early Years Diagnostic Centre