Articles on ASD – Autism Spectrum Disorder

Aspertools: The Practical Guide for Understanding and Embracing Asperger’s, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Neurodiversity

By: Dr Harold Reitman If you ask Dr. Harold Reitman, labels are a lousy way to describe a unique human being, whether it's Asperger's, high functioning autism, ADHD, dyslexia, Tourette's or even the so-called neurotypical brain itself. One size does not fit all. Everyone's brain is different. Helping others 'get it' when it comes to [...]

Helping a Child with Nonverbal Learning Disorder or Asperger’s Disorder: A Parent’s Guide

By: Kathryn Stewart The book offers readers ways to evaluate their child’s strengths and weaknesses in areas such as visual and spatial functioning, writing problems, information processing and organizational skills, social and emotional capabilities, language skills, and interactive abilities. It offers specific strategies for intervening and helping the child to cope with these obstacles, such [...]

Why Some Children on the Autism Spectrum Are Misdiagnosed with ADHD

Asperger's Syndrome no longer exists as a standalone diagnosis. But many of the symptoms associated with this type of Autism Spectrum Disorder are mistaken for ADHD along the way. Find out if your doctor is on the right path. By Eileen Costello Asperger's and ADHD Most children with symptoms formerly associated with Asperger's Syndrome, [...]

Brain SPECT Imaging in Complex Psychiatric Cases: An Evidence-Based, Underutilized Tool

Research Article From: PMC, US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health. Open Neuroimag J. 2011; 5: 40–48. Published online 2011 Jul 28. doi:  10.2174/1874440001105010040 By: Daniel G Amen, Manuel Trujillo, Andrew Newberg, Kristen Willeumier, Robert Tarzwell, Joseph C Wu and Barry Chaitin Abstract Over the past 20 years brain Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT) imaging has developed a substantial, evidence-based foundation and is now [...]

Neuropsychiatric Disorders and Pediatric Psychiatry

Theory of Mind and Neurodevelopmental Disorders of Childhood Research Article From: Pediatric Research (2011) 69, 101R–108R; doi:10.1203/PDR.0b013e318212c177 By: Baris Korkmaz Abstract To a large extent, the human infant is socialized through the acquisition of a specific cognitive mechanism known as theory of mind (ToM), a term which is currently used to explain a related set of intellectual abilities that [...]

Executive Functioning and Theory of Mind

An Article from: AutismSpeaks.org Download the entire PDF, here. Individuals with Asperger Syndrome/HFA may often face challenges related to their ability to interpret certain social cues and skills. They may have difficulty processing large amounts of information and relating to others. Two core terms relating to these challenges are Executive Functioning and Theory of Mind. [...]

Asperger’s, Autism & Girls

By Dr Tony Attwood This DVD offers the most comprehensive presentation yet of the characteristics and reasons why female Aspies fall under the radar in their diagnosis. Dr Attwood covers everything from their ability to camouflage and mimic social behaviours to hide their social confusion to ways their condition may be identified through their [...]

Safety Skills for Asperger’s Women

By Liane Holiday Willey, EDD This insightful and inspirational companion for females with Asperger's Syndrome will aid them in negotiating daily struggles and staying safe. It discusses a variety of social situations and issues such as bullying, self-harm, depression, and eating disorders and encourages readers to recognize that they can live happy, full and [...]

Life Behind Glass

By Wendy Lawson Wendy Lawson has an autism spectrum disorder. Considered to be intellectually disabled and 'almost incapable of doing as she is told' at school, she was later misdiagnosed as schizophrenic - a label that stuck with her for more than 25 years. Her sense of self was then non-existent, but Wendy is [...]

Aspergirls

By Rudy Simone Still considered THE book to read on Female Aspergers. Now in Dutch, German, French, Japanese, Italian Chinese and Polish! Gold Medal Winner Sexuality / Relationships Category  2010 IPPY Awards;  Honorable Mention Women's Issues Category 2010 Foreword Review Awards. Foreword by Liane Holliday Willey Order now from Jessica Kingsley Publishers (JKP.com) Girls with Asperger's [...]