Author(s): Sarah Hendrickx
Increasing numbers of adults are realising that they have been living with an undiagnosed developmental condition, yet most information and support focuses on children. This leaves many adults confused and in the dark. "The Adolescent and Adult Neuro-Diversity Handbook" is a handy first-reference point guide to the full range of developmental conditions as they affect adolescents and adults. Each chapter focuses on a different condition, describing its history, causes and characteristics, its implications for the individual, diagnosis and assessment, treatments and approaches, and strategies for providing support and self-support. A wide range of conditions are covered, including Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, ADHD, OCD, Tourette's and Anxiety Disorders. "The Adolescent and Adult Neuro-Diversity Handbook" is an invaluable resource for health and social care practitioners, as well as for individuals who feel that they may be living with an undiagnosed developmental condition.
Sarah Hendrickx runs Hendrickx Associates, which provides training and consultancy in autism, Asperger Syndrome, dyslexia and other neuro-diverse conditions. She is author of Love, Sex and Long Term Relationships: What People with Asperger Syndrome Really Really Want, Asperger Syndrome and Employment: What People with Asperger Syndrome Really Really Want and co-authored Asperger Syndrome and Alcohol: Drinking to Cope? and Asperger Syndrome: A Love Story, all published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
Foreword; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Defining Neuro-Diversity; ADHD; Autistic Spectrum - Asperger Syndrome, HA and PPD-NOS; Dyslexia; Dyspraxia; Dysgraphia and Dyscalculia; Tourette's; Anxiety Disorders and OCD; The Learning Environment; The Work Environment; Resources; References.