Asperger Syndrome.

Author:Yokel, Dindy
Position:Book review

Matt Winter (author), Clare Lawrence (author); ASPERGER SYNDROME; Jessica Kingsley Publishers (Nonfiction: Education) $18.95 ISBN: 978184905203

Byline: Dindy Yokel

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Strokes states that two out of every ten thousand children have Asperger Syndrome ("AS"). As more symptoms are added to the list, children are being diagnosed earlier and more often. To be effective teachers need a guide to the syndrome and the necessary tools and resources. Asperger Syndrome: What Teachers Need to Know is a compact book with discussions of symptoms, recommendations, and sources.

Teachers have the most contact with children throughout each day and this succinct and easy-to-grasp book enables them to comprehend Asperger Syndrome. Studies are inconclusive at this time, however they indicate that boys are three to four times more likely than girls to have Asperger Syndrome.

Asperger Syndrome: What Teachers Need to Know is comprehensive and devoid of jargon. It is worthwhile for parents of children diagnosed with Asperger's as well as parents who suspect that their child should be tested for the syndrome.

Named for Hans Asperger, an Austrian pediatrician in 1944, the syndrome has taken a back seat to ADD and ADHD. "Asperger Syndrome is a neuro-developmental difference that falls within the autistic spectrum," writes Winter.

Stress is a major factor in AS. "We need to...

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