As someone who works with students on 'the spectrum' I understand that Aspergers (now ASD1) is certainly a difficult condition to fathom. It can be devastating to parents who have a recently diagnosed child and challenging to educators who need to deal with students in their care.
While there can be broad similarities, individuals with the syndrome are not carbon copies of each other. ASD1 is complex. Unfortunately, there are no simple solutions to picking up knowledge, but Tony's book is an excellent guide and starting point. It's probably important for readers to realise this book is not a 'self-help' book, but it's a resource book offering discussion, treatment, management, education, concept meanings and explanations of behaviours.
For a reference book, it's readable, well organised and useful. It's not a book you'd read once, instead you'd probably refer to it regularly and for various reasons. Excuse the clumsy comparison, but it can be likened to a gardening annual where you may read it through to start with, then use it as a reference as the months, seasons and conditions change.
I've had the pleasure of attending Tony's workshops and can recommend the same to interested people. His book (one of many) is both enlightening and helpful. It's comforting to know that Tony's research and personal knowledge is wide and he has a deep connection with people he affectionately calls 'Aspys'. I highly recommend this book to readers who are interested in learning about ASD1. I have my well worn hard copy and now, one on my ereader for easy access.
- Audible Audiobook
- Listening Length: 18 hours and 27 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: John Murray
- Audible.com.au Release Date: 15 August 2019
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English, English
- ASIN: B07VXRGJHV
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,991 in Audible (See Top 100 in Audible)