By Laurie Leventhal-Belfer

ISBN-10: 1423710037

ISBN-13: 9781423710035

ISBN-10: 1843107481

ISBN-13: 9781843107484

This landmark ebook specializes in how AS provides in pre-school little ones. a vital advisor for folks coming to phrases with their kid's AS analysis and for the pros who paintings with this age team, it really is special in answering urgent questions particular to more youthful little ones. How can mom and dad aid their AS baby to improve speech and language? What assistance is to be had in class and residential? whilst, if in any respect, should still a baby learn approximately AS? together with an invaluable precis of early formative years improvement phases, Leventhal-Belfer and Coe supply a diagnostic version in response to evaluate of the kid not like 'neurotypical' teenagers, contemplating relationships at domestic, in class or in care. Their ebook indicates find out how to increase adapted early intervention concepts and to help mom and dad, academics and psychological health and wellbeing execs in making trained judgements to nurture the improvement of AS young ones.

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This was a coping pattern that led to numerous discipline issues at school. Some young children with Asperger’s Syndrome cope with uncertainty in social situations by adopting a powerful character from a favorite video or 52 ASPERGER’S SYNDROME IN YOUNG CHILDREN book and imitating the way that the character (such as Tyrannosaurus Rex) interacts with others. Part of these characters’ appeal is that their behaviors are quite clear and direct (T-Rex attacks everyone), which is attractive to a child who has difficulty picking up on subtle social cues.

A good understanding of both fine and gross motor development and sensory-motor functioning may also clarify the underlying motivation for certain behavioral problems that can arise when a child is struggling in any of these areas. Kevin was a boy who complained of a stomach ache every time he was asked to do an art project. He would leave the table and lie down on the classroom couch. His stomach ache “miraculously” went away as soon the children were told that it was time to clean up and get ready to go outside.

As soon as she opens the door he leaps out of the car and is on the top of the structure before his mother has taken the park supplies out of the car. From the highest part of the raven’s nest, Max looks out onto the park as if he is surveying the ocean and announces the direction of the ship’s travel, the temperature, and the forecast for the remainder of the trip. Max does not notice that his friend Steven, who he had arranged to meet at the park, is sitting on the boat. When his friend catches his attention he waves and jumps 34 ASPERGER’S SYNDROME IN YOUNG CHILDREN onto the sand, announcing that he is going to look for lost treasures.

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