Asperger Syndrome: Risk Factors, Cognitive-Behavioral Characteristics and Management Strategies

Michael F. Shaughnessy (Editor)
Eastern New Mexico University, 1500 South Ave K, Portales, New Mexico, 88130, New Mexico, USA

Series: Neurology – Laboratory and Clinical Research Developments
BISAC: MED056000

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A condition which has received much attention since its initial “discovery” or labeling has been that of Asberger’s Syndrome. Some find it mysterious, others label it as “odd, bizarre, idiosyncratic” behavior, and yet others have mocked and ridiculed the behaviors and oddities. There have even been television shows and movies extolling this condition, and bringing awareness to the general public. A recent development has been the elimination of Asberger’s from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association. It should be noted that this text is used for diagnostic purposes in America, but is often referenced in other parts of the world. There are obvious ramifications and repercussions to this recent event.

Some see this as a travesty. Others believe it to be a more sublime organization of the phenomenon called “Autism.” In any event, this book examines and explores this condition from both a positive perspective and perhaps negative perspective from the point of view of management strategies, cognitive-behavioral differences and difficulties. This is the most current, comprehensive book available on this topic and it is hoped that the book will provide some guidance to parents,teachers and clinicians as well as researchers and scholars in the field.

(Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

Introduction

Chapter 1 - Asperger Syndrome and the Perils of Pluto (pp. 1-8)
Michael F. Shaughnessy, June Shepherd and Danielle Jackovitz (Eastern New Mexico University)

Chapter 2 - Sensory Regulation for Inclusive Classrooms (pp. 9-22)
Kara Collyer and Ingrid Harrington (University of New England)

Chapter 3 - Management Strategies for Students with Asperger‘s (pp. 23-36)
Effie Laman and Leigh Kackley-Smith (Texas Tech University, Digital Arts and Technology Academy)

Chapter 4 - Key Barriers to Inclusion for Girls with Asperger‘s Syndrome at Primary School (pp. 37-64)
R. Moyse and J. Porter (University of Bath)

Chapter 5 - QEEG/LORETA Electrical Imaging and Z-score LORETA Neurofeedback: New Approach to Diagnosis and Therapy of Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) (pp. 65-86)
J. Lucas Koberda, MD, PhD (Tallahassee Neuro Balance Center)

Chapter 6 - Re-thinking Evaluation and Treatment in Asperger‘s Syndrome (pp. 87-96)
Adam Blatner, MD (Clinical Associate Professor at Texas A&M Health Science Center's (Round Rock Division) Department of Psychiatry)

Chapter 7 - …. with the end in mind! (pp. 97-108)
Robin A. Wells (Eastern New Mexico University)

Chapter 8 - Neuropsychological Perspectives in Understanding Affective and Cognitive Impariment in Asperger Syndrome: The Case of Facial Expression of Emotions (pp. 109-140)
Maria Elide Vanutelli, Giovanni Lecci and Michela Balconi (Research Unit in Affective and Social Neuroscience, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Milan, and others)

Chapter 9 - Communicative Behavior of Speakers with Asperger Syndrome from the Quick Protocol for Pragmatic Assessment (QPPA) (pp. 141-150)
Francisco J. Rodríguez Muñoz (University of Almería)

Chapter 10 - Managing Asperger Syndrome in the Regular Classroom (pp. 151-180)
Diane Montgomery (Middlesex University, London, UK)

Chapter 11 - Group Social Skills Intervention for Adolescents with Asperger Syndrome or High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder: Curriculum, Process, and Outcomes (pp. 181-196)
Tammy D. Barry, James K. Goodlad, Theodore S. Tomeny and Elizabeth C. Fair (The University of Southern Mississippi, and others)

Chapter 12 - A Parent and Teacher‘s Perspective on Asperger‘s (pp. 197-210)
Kimberlee Rutan McCafferty (University of Maryland)

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