Martian in the Playground

Martian in the Playground

Author: Clare Sainsbury

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446243982

Category: Education

Page: 144

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`This deceptively little book contains more truth and provides more insight into what it is like to have Asperger's Syndrome than many a weighty tome on the subject. It offers a view from the inside, but it is not yet another autobiography. Admirably and refreshingly, the author has refrained from giving an account solely based on her own experiences. Instead she sets out observations from 25 different suffers, giving often astonishing and sometimes harrowing glimpses of what actually happens to a child with Asperger's Syndrome in the classroom, in the playground, in the lunch queue and at home' - The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry This award-winning book illuminates what it means to be a person who has Aspergers Syndrome by providing a window into a unique and particular world. Drawing on her own experience of schooling, and that of a network of friends and correspondents who share her way of thinking and responding, Clare Sainsbury reminds us of the potential for harm which education holds for those who do not fit. This book holds insights that take us beyond the standard guidance on how to manage autistic spectrum disorder. It challenges the way we might handle obsessional behaviour. It invites us to celebrate the pure passion of the intellect, which such obsessions can represent, and to recognise the delight which can be experienced by children who love to collect. It reminds us that many of the autistic mannerisms we might try to suppress actually help the child to think. This revised edition includes an additional introduction and extensive summary of research in the field of Asperger's Syndrome, both by Tony Attwood.
Martian in the Playground
Language: en
Pages: 144
Authors: Clare Sainsbury
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-09-30 - Publisher: SAGE

`This deceptively little book contains more truth and provides more insight into what it is like to have Asperger's Syndrome than many a weighty tome on the subject. It offers a view from the inside, but it is not yet another autobiography. Admirably and refreshingly, the author has refrained from
Martian in the Playground
Language: en
Pages: 140
Authors: Clare Sainsbury
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000-01-01 - Publisher: SAGE

This exceptional book illuminates what it means to be a person who has Asperger's Syndrome by providing a window into a unique and particular world.
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Language: en
Pages: 200
Authors: Efrosini Kalyva
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-05-06 - Publisher: SAGE

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Language: en
Pages: 234
Authors: Carolyn Canavan
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-06-19 - Publisher: Routledge

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Language: en
Pages: 592
Authors: Michael J Bannon, Yvonne Carter OBE
Categories: Medical
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-04-26 - Publisher: OUP Oxford

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