Asperger Syndrome and Psychotherapy: Understanding Asperger Perspectives

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504 Plans 111, 124, 144
abstract language suggested and revised goal examples 109
adults with Asperger Syndrome see Asperger adults
[alien] role 16
alternative schools 17
American Psychiatric Association 13, 76
anxiety 67, 81, 82, 86, 96, 124, 129
arrogance 88—9
Asperger adults
central coherence issues 48-50, 53-5, 68-9
executive functioning issues 69—70
and family members 80—6
over-literal understanding 65—6
perspective and central coherence 59-61
perspective and intention 62—4
Asperger Syndrome
diagnosis 13-14
learning from children 15—28
learning from parents 28—32
talking about 77-9
theory of mind in 37
assignments and projects
anger over literature assignment 21
collaboration with teacher 115—16
understanding of completeness 67-8
see also homework
Attention Deficit Disorder 20, 129
attentional issues 58-9, 129
Attwood, Tony 31
clinical presentation of a lack of theory of mind in 35—7
levels of 13-14
savant abilities 46
Baron-Cohen, S., Leslie, A. M., and Frith, U. 34
behavior intervention strategies 146—9
behavior plans 111-12, 118, 128-9 items for consideration 145—51
Bihrle, A. M., Bellugi, U., Delis, D. and Marks, S. 47
calming/refocusing strategies 148—9
central coherence 33, 34, 45-55
and completeness of assignments 68
perspective and 59—62
and pragmatic language 125
work situations 68-9
chewing 76-7, 124
Chinese checkers 25-6
choices 89-90
[circle of friends] 150
collaboration 95-101
involving children 97—101
with other professionals 96-101
with parents 28-9, 95-6
with schools 102—16
comprehension 126
Connect Four game 23—4
misunderstandings 20—1
[stopping rule] 66—7
talking too much or too little 65
countertransference 88
examples 88-91
deficit models 14
demonstration 41
depression 20, 90-1, 96, 124, 129
and central coherence 45—55
in child's sharing of experience 17
in school observations 106-7
diagnosis 13-14, 31
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) 13
Dinner Game, The (film) 65
Down's Syndrome 47—8
dropping candy wrappers 43—5


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