Youth in Mind
Stephen Bradshaw's voice, as an expert practitioner of many years' experience, shines through this book. As suggested in the title everything is covered, discussed and considered in an informal and informative style. The book is enlivened by rich material from young people Stephen has obviously had the joy of working positively with. The book will appeal to everyone touched by Aspergers as an individual, family member or friend.
This book on Asperger's syndrome provides a unique and diverse perspective of this condition as it is known today... with a narration of how the author began a school for individuals with Asperger's syndrome and a basic review of the definition, history, and characteristics of the condition. It examines social issues including anxiety, independence, and friendship issues; and educational issues related to behaviors, school culture, and curriculum. The book concludes by reporting the narrative responses of individuals with Asperger's syndrome and their parents to questions related to this condition. The book has a broad and ambitious scope...
Autism Support Crawley, Helen Caplin
An excellent book for anyone living or working with autism... a 'must-have' book for anyone involved with AS.
In this guide aimed at teachers, carers and professionals - though its contents may also prove helpful for parents - he details a wide range of educational approaches and care strategies to support students with the condition.
Peter Carpenter, Hon. Consultant Psychiatrist, AWP NHS Trust, Bristol Autism Specialist Service
Stephen's book is different to most. It's a personal account of his development of his schools for pupils who have Asperger's, and his experience on how to make it work for everyone. It is shot through with anecdotes and insights that will help anyone working in a school, with descriptions of what he found were key elements for success including the importance of good staff induction. I can see both parents and teachers at all levels of training enjoying this book.
Pamela Yates, Consultant on autism spectrum conditions
At last, a book that provides a comprehensive and thorough understanding of the complex subject - Asperger's syndrome. Written by a true expert in the subject, in a style that reflects Stephen Bradshaw's clear understanding of the needs of affected individuals, their families, and the professionals in the position of supporting them. This easy-to-read book should be recommended to those new to the subject, as well as those who are more experienced but who still struggle with understanding the 'why's that surround Asperger's syndrome.