Review of Working with adults with Asperger syndrome: A practical toolkit.

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Reviews the book, Working with Adults with Asperger Syndrome: A Practical Toolkit, Carol Hagland and Zillah Webb, (see record 2009-19842-000). The authors nave offered a practical, problem-solving guide to understanding the condition and the difficulties experienced by families affected by Asperger's Syndrome. This new book helps to understand behavior such as anxiety, inflexibility, obsessions and unusual sensitivities better, so that difficulties experienced by individuals with Asperger's Syndrome can be more easily prevented or resolved. Above all, this book shows strategies to combat problems specifically for individuals who are diagnosed later in life. This book was developed in consultation with carers and, in turn, is especially useful for friends and family as well as health and social care staff and students. It is particularly easy to read and accessible, with many practical examples of what can be done to avert difficulties and encourage communication. Basically, it is a practical workbook that was written for group or individual work but since it also focuses on particular characteristics of Asperger's Syndrome, it is a useful resource for everyday information seeking and problem solving. I recommend this book to social workers and social work students who are new to this area of work. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2015 APA, all rights reserved)
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBritish Journal of Social Work
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
PublisherOxford University Press
Pages2347-2348
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)0045-3102
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Publication series

NameBritish Journal of Social Work
Volume40

Keywords

  • *Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • *Caregivers
  • *Social Workers
  • Communication
  • Family
  • Social Casework

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    Dillenburger, K. (2010). Review of Working with adults with Asperger syndrome: A practical toolkit. In British Journal of Social Work (pp. 2347-2348). (British Journal of Social Work; Vol. 40). Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/bcq105