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Multicoloured Mayhem Parenting the Many Shades of Adolescence, Autism, Asperger Syndrome and Ad/Hd

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ISBN-10: 1843101718

ISBN-13: 9781843101710

Edition: 2003

Authors: Jacqui Jackson

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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publication date: 9/29/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Introduction
Meet the Jacksons
An Autism Cocktail
An extra splash of colour
Causes of autism
The autism detective
The overlap between AD/HD and autism
A colourful tapestry
Autism
A bit more about Ben
A diagnosis of autism
School
Routine and change
Therapies and interventions
Attention Deficit, Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD)
...and now a bit more about Joe!
Does my child have AD/HD?
Parenting an AD/HD child
School and AD/HD
Interventions
Asperger Syndrome
Asperger Syndrome--a 'mild' form of autism
Awaiting a diagnosis
Asperger Syndrome in the family
Running an 'emulator'
Asperger Syndrome in adolescence
Different is cool
Family Fun
An unseen guest
...and a few more visitors!
Treasured memories
Large families
Food for thought
Sibling Situations
Sibling rivalry
Siblings of children with autism and AS
Siblings of children of AD/HD
Language difficulties and siblings
On the positive side
Adolescence
Teenage transformations
Avoiding conflict
Setting boundaries
Sex, drugs and rock and roll
Holidays: Coping with Change
Disney World diaries
A change is as good as a rest!
Travel tips
Disney advice
Put Safety First
Autism nightmares
AD/HD hazards
Anxieties of Asperger Syndrome
Dangers of dyspraxia
Safety suggestions
The Parents' Survival Guide
A time for everything
Count your blessings
Maintaining your own identity
Sleeping sickness
Survival skills
A Conclusion to the Chaos
Diagnostic Criteria (With apologies to those of you like Luke who feel that either you or your children are actually not 'disordered' at all!)
DSM-IV 315.4--Diagnostic criteria for Developmental Coordination Disorder (Dyspraxia)
DSM-IV 299.00--Diagnostic criteria for Autistic Disorder
DSM-IV and DSM-IV 315.00--Diagnostic criteria for Reading Disorder (Dyslexia)
DSM-IV 299.80--Diagnostic criteria for Asperger's Disorder
Gillberg's criteria for Asperger's Disorder
DSM-IV 314.00--Diagnostic criteria for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Useful Websites
Recommended Reading
References
Index