on November 9, 2001
If you have a child with Asperger Syndrome and have found yourself explaining over and over again why s/he gets agitated over seemingly innocent smells and noises. If you get dirty looks from people who think your child is just naughty and out of control because they cover their ears, plug their noses and try to escape when they get sensory overload, then this is the book for you. Not only does it give you the words to explain what is happening to your child to others, it gives your child the words for how he is feeling himself. I have seriously considered making a card much like page ii in the introduction that is a picture of the boy with the various signs for his sensory problems. A big eared cartoon next to his ear that says, "Overly senstive to loud noises" ; a fuzzy bristled looking character representing the tactile sense that says "Has difficulty with hair washing and brushing." In one page it explains the entire problem with pictures. In addition the book gives really good ideas about what to do about the sensory issues. Very practical book. Definetely a must have in your Asperer library.
on May 9, 2002
I got this book to not only help me, but to help my sons teachers understand some of the complexities of Aspergers. It is a great reference for teachers, professionals, and parents.