This book is currently listed for $19.95 but is offered FREE for a limited time on their website. The author shows the reader what Asperger's Syndrome is all about. Asperger's Syndrome is a developmental disorder that affects both verbal and non-verbal communication. Boys are more prone to it than are girls. Sometimes it is not recognized until the child starts to school. Children with Asperger's Syndrome do not understand social interaction and often get along better with adults than children their own age. They can be obsessively focused on a hobby or idea. If conversing about their interests, they will not notice if the other person becomes bored by their long conversations. They do not like change, noise, pressure, or crowds of people. However, children with Asperger's tend to have excellent memories, especially in the areas of science and mathematics. They tend to be perfectionists and are frustrated when facing criticism or not being the best. They need patience and support as they are easily frustrated and anxious. Problems occur in certain areas due to Asperger's Syndrome, such as communication, social relations, narrow interests, obstinacy, and repetitive routines.
While a child may have advanced verbal skills, he may often not have the understanding of metaphors and similes. However, they usually acquire outstanding reading skills at an early age. An child affected by Asperger's Syndrome tends to take any communication literally. They often draw upon their memory and use phrases they've heard, but they use them out of context. They often do not make direct eye contact and have odd facial expressions. Time should be taken to teach the child the social skills that other children have acquired so they may function better in society. It's important to note that children affected by Asperger's Syndrome have high stress levels and often have temper tantrums needing understanding. If you or someone you know has Asperger's Syndrome, reading Brenda Smith Clark's book will give you a better understanding of what that person is going through and you can help and relate to them.