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Body Language by James Borg – Review

Book Review of   “Body Language” How to Read Others, Detect Deceit, and Convey the Right Message by James Borg Published by Skyhorse Publishing   To give some idea about the importance of body language in daily communication between neurotypicals

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Understanding and Evaluating Autism Theory – Review

Book Review of   “Understanding and Evaluating Autism Theory” by Nick Chown Jessica Kingsley Publishers Nick Chown is an independent Autism Researcher and Trainer who was one of Luke Beardon’s PhD students. The book focuses on the main theories of

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Pretending to be Normal – Review

Book Review of “Pretending to be Normal: Living with Asperger’s Syndrome” (Autistic Spectrum Disorder) Expanded Edition by Liane Holliday Willey, Foreword by Tony Attwood Jessica Kingsley Publishers Whilst I had hoped to borrow this book from the PDSG, I am

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The Nine Degrees of Autism – Review

Book Review of “The Nine Degrees of Autism” A Developmental Model for the Alignment and Reconciliation of Hidden Neurological Conditions Edited by Philip Wylie, Wenn Lawson, Luke Beardon Publisher – Routledge ISBN-10: 113888717X This is a collection of essays by

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“The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” – Review

Book Review of “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” by Mark Haddon Publisher: Vintage; Reprint edition (1 April 2004) ISBN-10: 0099450259 Christopher is a 15 year old maths genius who sets about solving the mystery of a

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Aspies on Mental Health – Review

Book Review of “Aspies on Mental Health” Speaking for Ourselves Edited by Luke Beardon and Dean Worton Jessica Kingsley Publishers ISBN: 978-1-84905-152-1 To the unknowing/neurotypical we Aspies may appear “odd” or “quirky”, but most of us fight daily battles (to

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Creative, Successful, Dyslexic – Review

Book Review of “Creative, Successful, Dyslexic” 23 High Achievers Share Their Stories by Margaret Rooke, Foreword by Mollie King Jessica Kingsley Publishers It begins with a quote by Albert Einstein “everybody is a genius but if you judge a fish

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A Multidisciplinary Approach to Managing Ehlers-Danlos (Type III) – Review

Book Review of “A Multidisciplinary Approach to Managing Ehlers-Danlos (Type III) – Hypermobility Syndrome: Working with the Chronic Complex Patient” Isobel Knight ISBN: 978-1848190801 Jessica Kingsley Publishers This book is about a multi-disciplinary approach to managing multi-systemic conditions such as

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You Can’t Do That – Review

Book Review of “You Can’t Do That” Written and illustrated by Sue Wood ISBN: 978-1909320611 Funky Gerbil Press The book is primarily about an elephant who has a dream but a crowd of people including a doctor, the fireman and

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You’re So Clumsy Charley – Review

Book Review of “You’re So Clumsy Charley.” by Jane Binnion (Author), Colin Shelbourn (Illustrator) This book was recommended to me by a parent.  It was published in 2013 and somehow I seem to have missed it.  I note that in

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Do Lemons Have Feathers? – Book Review

Book Review of “Do Lemons Have Feathers? More to Autism Than Meets The Eye” by David J Burns Jessica Kingsley Publishers I am not a fast reader and can easily be overwhelmed by a book, but not this one. David

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Steve Silberman: “Neurotribes” (2016) – Review

Book Review of “Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and How to Think Smarter About People Who Think Differently” by Steve Silberman Published by Allen and Unwin ISBN 9781760113643 I came to the subject of autism aged 53, around 26th November

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Choosing Autism Interventions: A research based guide – Review

Book Review of “Choosing Autism Interventions: A research based guide” By Bernard Fleming, Elizabeth Hurley and The Goth. A Publication from Research Autism This is a superb book that will answer many questions both parents and individuals with Autism have

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Autism Spectrum Disorder in Mid and Later Life – Review

Book Review of “Autism Spectrum Disorder in Mid and Later Life” Edited by Scott D. Wright, PhD with a foreword by Professor Francesca Happe. Jessica Kingsley Publishers The foreword is by Professor Francesca Happe who some of you may remember

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“Sex, Drugs and Asperger’s Syndrome (ASD)” – Review

Book Review of “Sex, Drugs and Asperger’s Syndrome (ASD)” A User Guide to Adulthood by Luke Jackson with a foreword by Tony Attwood. Jessica Kingsley Publishers I wholeheartedly recommend this book. This is the unabridged sequel to Luke Jackson’s best

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Blue Bottle Mystery – The Graphic Novel – Review

“Blue Bottle Mystery: An Asperger Adventure – Review” by Kathy Hoopmann, Art by Rachael Smith Jessica Kingsley Publishers Dr Buchan approached me with this graphic novel knowing my propensity towards comics which I have expressed in my Axia Film Society

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Help! I’ve Got an Alarm Bell Going Off in My Head!

We would like to let you know about a new book that has come out, primarily written for children who experience anxiety. It talks about the acute stress response and how this is very important for us to recognise and

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Steve Silberman: “Neurotribes” (2015) – Review

Book Review of “NEUROTRIBES” The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity Steve Silberman ISBN Number 978-1583334676 A month after starting to read Steve Silberman’s doorstopper of a book “Neurotribes” I’ve finished it at last. I’m so glad I

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