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Understanding Asperger Syndrome

Synopsis
The purpose of the video is to provide help for parents of newly diagnosed or potentially diagnosable children; for their teachers as they struggle to understand them in the classroom; and for child health professionals who need to be able to recognise and treat the disorder.

The video includes information on diagnosis and assessment, typical behaviour characteristics of children with Asperger syndrome, management and teaching strategies, and where to go for services. Designed to help parents and professionals to understand and manage the poorly understood but increasingly diagnosed disorder known as Asperger syndrome. Includes footage with Wendy Lawson, an adult with Asperger Syndrome, who has written her autobiography "Life Behind Glass".
Language
English
Country
Australia
Year of release
2000
Year of production
1998
Subjects
Education; Medical sciences; Psychology; Social welfare
Keywords
Asperger’s syndrome; special needs education

Distribution Formats

Type
VHS
Price
£30.55
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
30 minutes
Year
2003

Production Company

Name

Royal Children’s Hospital, Victoria

Distributor

Name

National Autistic Society, Publications

Email
publications@nas.org.uk
Web
http://www.nas/org.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7903 3595 (publications)
Fax
020 7833 9666
Address
393 City Road
London
EC1V 1NE

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