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Nerdy, Shy, and Socially Inappropriate

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Cynthia Kim explores all the quirkyness of living with Asperger Syndrome (ASD) in this accessible, witty and honest guide looking ... Weiterlesen
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Beschreibung

Cynthia Kim explores all the quirkyness of living with Asperger Syndrome (ASD) in this accessible, witty and honest guide looking from an insider perspective at some of the most challenging and intractable aspects of being autistic. Her own life presents many rich examples. From being labelled nerdy and shy as an undiagnosed child to redefining herself when diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome as an adult, she describes how her perspective shifted to understanding a previously confusing world and combines this with the results of extensive research to explore the 'why' of ASD traits. She explains how they impact on everything from self-care to holding down a job and offers typically practical and creative strategies to help manage them, including a section on the vestibular, sensory and social benefits of martial arts for people with autism. Well known in the autism community and beyond for her popular blog, Musings of an Aspie, Cynthia Kim's book is rich with personal anecdotes and useful advice. This intelligent insider guide will help adults with ASDs and their partners, family members, friends, and colleagues, but it also provides a fresh and witty window onto a different worldview.

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Cynthia Kim



Inhalt

Dedication. Acknowledgments. 1. Nerdy, Shy, and Socially Inappropriate. 2. Growing Up Undiagnosed. 3. Navigating the Social Communication Jungle. 4. A Complicated Relationship with Relationships. 5. Parenting Aspie Style. 6. Rigid and Routine. 7. Sensory Seeking and Sensitivities.8. The Autistic Body. 9. Exploring the Emotional Landscape. 10. Executive Function: The Brain's Control Center. 11. The Dark Side. 12. Redefining Myself. Conclusion.

Produktinformationen

Titel: Nerdy, Shy, and Socially Inappropriate
Untertitel: A User Guide to an Asperger Life
Autor:
EAN: 9780857009494
ISBN: 978-0-85700-949-4
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
Format: E-Book (epub)
Herausgeber: University of Georgia Press
Genre: Psychologie
Anzahl Seiten: 224
Veröffentlichung: 21.09.2014
Jahr: 2014
Untertitel: Englisch
Dateigrösse: 1.4 MB
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