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Freaks, Geeks and Asperger Syndrome: A User Guide to Adolescenceby Luke Jackson
Synopses & Reviews
The author is an adolescent with Asperger's, which gives him the special insight about the subject, but he adds to this a sense of humor and a lilting writing style which makes the book compelling and particularly relevant for AS teens. He examines topics such as fixations and fascinations, diets, sleep, problems with socializing at school, dating, homework, dealing with bullies, moral dilemmas, and, even, an explanation of idioms that are particularly perplexing for those with Asperger's syndrome (e.g. "feeling under the weather?"; "bark is worse than his bite").
Book News Annotation:
Jackson, a 13-year-old from the UK, is one of seven children. He has Asperger Syndrome (AS), one of his brothers has AD/HD, and another is autistic. Jackson's conversational and humorous text offers helpful insights into the challenges faced by those with AS, on such topics as fascinations and fixations, sensory perception, diet, sleep, teenage language, problems with socializing at school, homework, dealing with bullies, dating, and moral dilemmas. Written for adolescents with AS, and for their parents. Distributed by Taylor & Francis. Jackson is also author of .
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Have you ever been called a freak or a geek? Have you ever felt like one? The author, Luke Jackson, writes briefly about his younger autistic and AD/HD brothers, providing insights into the antics of his younger years and advice for parents, carers and teachers of young Asperger Syndrome children.
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