Eating an Artichoke: A Mother's Perspective on Asperger Syndrome
Eating an Artichoke A Mother's Perspective on Asperger Syndrome Author:Echo R. Fling, Echo Fling During a routine parent-teacher conference in November 1991, Echo Fling was told by her son's teacher that his behaviour in class was 'not normal'. After two years at the pre-school, five-year-old Jimmy had failed to make any friends, had recently started to act aggressively towards his classmates, and was beginning to react violently to any cha... more »nges in his routine. Echo was not taken completely by surprise: she had suspected for some time that her son was different from other children. Over the next five years, she and her husband accompanied Jimmy to doctors, medical specialists, learning consultants and psychologists. Finally, at the age of ten, Jimmy was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome. This is the book that Echo Fling needed when she first set out to have Jimmy diagnosed, and it will enable parents and teachers to understand and help other children with Asperger Syndrome.« less
This is a must read for parents of an AS child. It gives great insight into the thinking and behavior of these children. It also gives important information regarding educational challenges and solutions. Every AS child is different, but this book is an encouraging look at the journey of this family.
My son is not as severe as the boy in this book, but I now have a great hope for his future, and I have some new direction in helping him succeed in life.