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 works as a freelance trainer and consultant in autistic spectrum conditions through her own consultancy, Hendrickx Associates. She provides professional training, Expert Witness and employment consultancy to organisations and coaching to individuals, families and couples. She is the author of several books on Asperger syndrome published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers as well as the co-author of Asperger Syndrome - A Love Story written with her partner Keith, who has been diagnosed with AS.
Acknowledgements. Introduction. 1. Defining Neuro-diversity. 2. Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder/Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD/ADD). 3. Autistic Spectrum Conditions: Asperger Syndrome, High Functioning Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorder - Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS). 4. Dyslexia. 5. Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder). 6. Dyscalculia (Mathematical Disorder). 7. Dysgraphia (Disorder of Written Expression). 8. Tourette Syndrome. 9. Anxiety Disorders. 10. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). 11. The Learning Environment: Teaching Approaches for Supporting Neuro-diversity. 12. The Working Environment: Workplace Adjustments for Neuro-diverse Employees. References. Further Reading. Resources. Index