Autism and Asperger Syndrome in Childhood

Autism and Asperger Syndrome in Childhood

Dr Luke Beardon


  • Description
  • Author
  • Info
  • Reviews


An easy-to-read introduction to autism for parents of a newly diagnosed child to know where to start. This ebook edition is specifically for those who know little or nothing about autism and Asperger syndrome until their child is diagnosed. Written by a renowned expert in the field, Autism and Asperger Syndrome in Children gently but honestly explores the issues of being a parent to a child with autism. It analyses what autism actually is, as opposed to the myths and misconceptions about it, and what it might mean to the child, parent, and wider family. Topics include:

Autism theory, myths and alternative perspectives
Sensory issues
Conversations with your child - the 'autistic voice'
How to handle your child's anxiety
Happy autistic children
The strengths of autism

Dr Luke Beardon says, 'Welcome to the world of autism - and an intriguing, beguiling, frustrating, and remarkable world it is! Irrespective of what you might have been told, or what preconceptions anyone might have, I hope this book will help you understand your child's unique value and importance in the world.'


Dr Luke Beardon:
Dr Luke Beardon is Senior Lecturer in Autism at Sheffield Hallam University. He has published widely on Autism and Asperger syndrome. He blogs at Perspectives on Autism: