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Diagnosis asparagus : advocating for assessment and diagnosis of autism spectrum conditions

Author: Cathie O'Halloran; Eva Penrose
Publisher: London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2014. ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This life-affirming book shows diagnosis to be a positive and empowering experience. Written by a mother and her teenage daughter, it is an honest account of the process of procuring an autism  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Eva Penrose; Eva Penrose
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cathie O'Halloran; Eva Penrose
ISBN: 9781849055352 1849055351
OCLC Number: 880929903
Description: 128 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Preface.; A Note on Terminology.; 1. Getting the diagnosis or 'I'm an Asparagus but I'm not green'.; 2. Deciding on assessment or 'They must be weird too'.; 3. Going through an assessment or 'Gloriously gabbling on'.; 4. Some details about diagnostic criteria or 'Why Harry Potter would tie a pair of knickers to Hedwig's leg'.; 5. Social communication or 'So how was your day?'.; 6. Social imagination or' a perfectly good squirrel'.; 7. Sensory preferences and other stuff or 'brace yourself for the bullet points'.; 8. Repetitive behaviours or 'repetitive behaviours...repetitive behaviours...repetitive behaviours'.; 9. AS in the family or 'being Pollyanna'.; 10. Sharing the news or 'being an ally for Asperger's'.; 11. Strategies that help or 'you have stepped unknowingly in a massive pile of poo'.; 12. Asperger's Syndrome or 'I'm the last of my kind'.; 13. The Present and the Future or 'not barking like a dog'.; Index.
Responsibility: Cathie O'Halloran and Eva Penrose.

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